can you guys critique my current routine I've been on it for months now, and compare it to starr's 5 x 5 intermediate and/or eric's routine in the powerlifting forum:
Mon (chest, back)
db bench 3 x 8
db incline 3 x 8
db flies 3 x 8
deadlifts 3 x 6 (just started these < 1 month)
db bent over row 3 x 8
seated cable row 3 x 8
shrugs 3 x 10
squats 3 x 6 (just started these < 1 month)
leg presses 3 x 8
sitting down, raising legs up in a kicking motion (no idea what its called couldn't find on exrx) 3 x 8
db seated overhead press 3 x 8
db lateral raises 3 x 8
db front raises 3 x 8
skull crunchders 3 x 8
tricep pulldown 3 x 8
db bicep curls 3 x 8 (sometimes)
too much volume? simplify? i really only looked at starr's routine today and it's simplicity is intriguing. only really doing 3 -4 different exercises a week...
I'm thinking of switching TODAY to either starr or bgb. I've been lifting that routine for about 6-9 months and gained about 45-40 lbs. (i'm at around 200 now).
if you've put on 40-45lbs in 6-9 mos. just keep doing what's working for you.
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I would replace the leg presses and extensions with SLDLs and another squat variation.
Put DLs with Shoulders and arms.
Separate the leg days with the horizontal push and pull day.
hmm much more simplified, k thx zen, cp
If I do:
for the 3rd day just do chest/back again? and then the next week alternate so its:
hows this look? Is there an optimum partitioning of body parts I can do for a 3 day split? eg. should I separate chest/back or?
Last edited by scumbag; 06-12-2008 at 11:27 PM.