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    Wannabebig New Member
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    am i doin it right?

    Hi, i just started working hard at lifting. Since 7th grade i've been an endurance runner, and just switched my focus. I'm about 5-11 165, long arms, legs and neck which makes me an ectomorph. I've done my research as far as workout type, sets, reps, etc. and this is what i've come up with.

    Day 1: Chest/Tris
    Bench Press
    Incline DB Press
    Tricep pushdowns

    Day 2: Back/Bis
    Wide grip pull ups
    Barbell Rows
    T-Bar Rows
    Chin Ups
    Preacher Curls

    Day 3: Shoulders
    Military press
    Arnold Press
    Upright Rows

    Day 4: Legs
    Calf Raises

    All are done with a warmup set then 3x8-12 with about a 2 minute rest period in between sets. I'm taking Nitrotech protein, multivitamin, Fish oil, and L-glutamine. I eat about 4 meals a day and get around 2500-3000 calories a day. I just wanted to know if 1. if i'm doing things right and 2. if theres anything else i should focus on nutritionwise, programwise, etc.

    Thanks all

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    Resolute -JM-'s Avatar
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    Without knowing what your goals are, it is hard to say if a routine like that could be optimal. When choosing a routine it is important that you first of all set out a clearly defined goal (short and long term) and then you need to consider your experience and training capacity.

    Really what I am saying is, unless you have been training for a considerable period of time and feel that you could design a routine, why not just choose one which is better balanced and structured for now?

    Edit: Here are a few good ones!
    Last edited by -JM-; 03-04-2009 at 08:25 AM.
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    Wannabebig New Member
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    o yeah i forgot... i want to put on 15-20 pounds of bulk

  4. #4 nockits's Avatar
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    Squat rack or bench.
    At your height, you want to put on at least 20. Check out the routines he posted, excellent choices for bulking. Remember to eat clean and healthy, but lots. You're going to look for about 3000-4000 cals. If you eat right, you'll put on minimum fat.

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    Senior Member wontstop's Avatar
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    so what kind of car do u drive?

    sorry, im bored as hell, one of my classes got cancelled. good luck though!
    18 yrs old
    176 lbs

    Just looking to build muscle, not too worried about being cut

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    Super Moderator vdizenzo's Avatar
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    Check out Wendler's 5-3-1 program.

    Supplements I currently take: Nitrean , BCAA , Creatine 500 , Multi-Plus , Fish Oil

    My Training Log , My Youtube Videos

    "The weak will never understand" - Vincent Dizenzo

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