Thinking about a routine something like this.
Each day essentially 4-5 power compound movements at 5x5.
M Dead/Power Cleans/BB Rows/BB Shrugs/etc.
W Flat BB Bench/Incline BB Bench/BB Military Press/etc.
F Back Squat/Front Squat/Hack Squat/etc.
Followed (in the same workout) by 4-6 "hypertrophy" exercises 3x12 or so at a higher tempo.
Cable/DB stuff in the same exercise veins as the power compounds.
After 4-5 weeks, deload, then start up again and change some of the exercises up a bit while staying within the template.
What do you guys think? Scrap it in favor of something already established? Too much volume? It's only 3 days and the rest is either rest/cardio so I think it may be doable. If I start cutting/feel like I'm overtraining I'll likely just cut some of the "hypertrophy" work to decrease volume. It IS a long workout each day, probably close to 2-2.5 hours by the time I'm showered and home the gym, but I like being in the gym when I get there, and I like walking out with nothing left in the tank. Thoughts?
That is a ton of volume that you are suggesting and more than likely is going to run you into the ground.
Your basic idea is fine but stick to 1 or 2 power movements and 1 or 2 accessory lifts that focus on your weak points.
Sometimes less is more.
Success is achieved by doing a little more than you thought you could, and a lot more than anyone else.
The volume is too high perhaps but the split is good.
Squat briefs only 625 @ 210
Bench geared 525 @ 210
Deadlift geared 650 @ 220
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Look up layne norton's power/hypertrophy split or Wbb's Baby Got Back or wbb's beginner bodybuilding routine for similar routines that are solid.
I do think that a routine like yours is going to work ONLY if you have very good rest and diet and little stress in life. Otherwise, I dont think it will be the best approach. Just my opinion
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Last edited by TheVrolok; 08-31-2010 at 10:10 PM.