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    Wannabebig New Member
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    Another routine help thread

    Hi all,

    I'd been getting fed up with going to the gym last year, mostly because I was following a routine that seemed to be doing nothing for me. So I decided to do some research and find myself a new program that made things a bit more interesting when I came across this site. I really liked the look of the Wannabebig routines, particularly the first one:

    Day 1 : Chest and Back


    Flat Barbell Bench Press : 2 x 6-8 reps
    Low Incline Dumbbell Press : 2 x 6-8 reps
    Dips : 2 x 6-8 reps


    Chin ups : 2 x 6-8 reps
    Deadlifts : 2 x 6-8 reps
    Barbell Rows : 2 x 6-8 reps
    Shrugs : 1 x 10 reps

    Day 2 : OFF

    Day 3 : Legs

    Squats : 2 x 6-8 reps
    Hack Squats : 2 x 6-8 reps
    Leg Curls : 2 x 6-8 reps
    Straight Legged Deadlifts : 2 x 6-8 reps
    Standing Calve Raises : 4 x 10 reps

    Day 4 : OFF

    Day 5 : Shoulders, Triceps and Biceps


    Military Press in Rack : 2 x 6-8 reps
    Seated Dumbbell Press : 2 x 6-8 reps
    Standing Lateral Raises : 2 x 10 reps

    Triceps :

    Narrow Grip bench Press : 2 x 6-8 reps
    French Press : 2 x 6-8 reps

    Biceps :

    Barbell Curls : 2 x 6-8 reps
    Hammer Curls : 1 x 6-8 reps

    So I've been doing this for a couple of weeks and it seems pretty good, I actually look forward to going to the gym again. A lot less machine use, more free weights and I doing what I now know to call the Big Three.

    My one problem is the leg day. I'm not particularly bothered about getting massive legs so dedicating a whole day to it seems like time wasted. Squats are good but leg curls and calve raises? Not for me.

    So has anyone got any good ideas what I could replace these three with without ruining the routine?:

    Leg Curls : 2 x 6-8 reps
    Straight Legged Deadlifts : 2 x 6-8 reps
    Standing Calve Raises : 4 x 10 reps


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    Senior Member Klotz's Avatar
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    Why the leg hate? That's where all the big muscles are. If you have a specific day for biceps and triceps then legs shouldn't bother you.

    It's generally a good routine.
    I'd ditch the leg curls (no point if you're doing SLDL) and maybe add front squats or lunges). Calf raises don't really accomplish much, so try running up a hill or pushing a car around for your calves.

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    Skinny is an Insult Brad263's Avatar
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    You shouldn't look down on leg day. It does much more then give you big legs and make you look proportioned. It gives you a full body workout, your body responds better when the whole thing is being taxed. So having strong legs will help have a stronger upper body as well. But I also agree Leg Curls are kinda pointless and calves are really up to you I guess but most people have a hard time getting larger calves.
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    Height 6'1"
    Bench 150x6 Goal 200
    Squats 165x5 Goal 250
    Deadlift 205x6 Goal 300
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    Ich bin Legende. Torrok's Avatar
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    keep strait leg dead lift. its a nice one.
    i guess take out leg curls and put in good mornings?
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    Deadlift: 360
    Clean: 235

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