My routine looks somewhat like:
Lower Body (Day 1)
5 sets Squats
3 sets Deadlifts
3 sets Leg Extensions and 3 sets Leg curls
Upper Body (Day 2)
Usually about 8 or 9 sets (targeting chest, shoulders, and tris)
Usually about 8 sets (targeting the back and bis)
Rest (day 3)
But then I repeat this all over again, so usually about 5 or 4 workouts a week... Is this too much??
It depends on how heavy you are going. If every time you are lifting you are going really heavy, then chances are you will get fatigued over time. I would either throw a rest day in between your working days or do max effort for one 3 day group, then take it easy for the next 3 day group.
"Fine, if I'm not allowed to light it on fire, can my imaginary friend?"
I go max effort all the time, usually go for low reps for everything.
see #9 in the primer above. The answer is No, but I think most would advise against maxing out twice a week in the same general area (lower upper etc)
Last edited by Reko; 04-18-2008 at 08:39 PM.