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    Routine Critique!! Starting to second guess my workout

    Hey guys...i have been working out now for almost 2 years. i started at 6'1 175lbs 16%bf..and now i am currently 6'1 185lbs 10%bf...I know these results arent great...im learning as i go along...especially with my diet.

    But the one thing i still am not sure about are my routines. I change them about every month because i feel they aren't correct. I usually take other peoples and adapt them into my likings. Here is my current one...

    Now before anyone says it...the reason why i do not have any lower body workouts is because i have a severe groin pull that will just not seem to heal! So, deadlifts, squats, lunges, etc. are all out for the time being! Just trying to work on upper body until i heal fully.

    For all workouts i usually just do 3 sets of 6-8 reps. Except abs i do 3 sets of 12 reps.

    MONDAY-CHEST/TRICEPS/OBLIQUES
    Dumbbell bench press
    incline dumbbell press
    flat dumbbell flyes
    chest dips

    close grip bench press
    skull crushers

    Oblique side bends
    Torso twist
    oblique machine

    TUESDAY-BACK/TRAPS/BICEPS/LOWER ABS
    Pull ups
    seated cable rows
    one arm dumbbell rows

    shrugs
    upright rows

    hammer curls
    incline dumbbell curls
    sitting curls

    swiss ball crunches
    hanging leg raises
    reverse incline crunches

    WED-OFF

    THURSDAY-CHEST/DELTS

    barbell bench press
    incline barbell press
    pec dec machine
    decline barbell press

    military press
    side lateral raises

    oblique machine
    oblique side bends
    torso twists

    FRIDAY- ABS/BICEPS/CALVES

    Standing calf raises
    sitting calf raises

    21's-biceps

    flat bench knee ins
    incline bench crunches
    ab machine


    Im not quite sure how to make a routine for upper body only. I would like to workout 4 days a week..but i do not want to overtrain anything. I never work any muscle out when it is still sore.

    ANY comments/suggestions would be greatly appreciated!! I feel like im going backward now! Thanks everyone! ...Brian
    Last edited by xproushe; 07-08-2008 at 07:14 PM.

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    You've made some good progress.

    I think there's too much crap in your routine. Narrow it down to ten or so big lifts. And getting squatting again soon. Light weight is better than none.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xproushe View Post
    For all workouts i usually just do 3 sets of 6-8 reps. Except abs i do 3 sets of 12 reps.

    MONDAY-CHEST/TRICEPS/OBLIQUES
    Dumbbell bench press
    incline dumbbell press
    chest dips

    close grip bench press


    Oblique side bends
    Torso twist


    TUESDAY-BACK/TRAPS/BICEPS/LOWER ABS
    Pull ups
    seated cable rows


    shrugs


    hammer curls

    hanging leg raises
    reverse incline crunches

    WED-OFF

    THURSDAY-CHEST/DELTS

    barbell bench press
    incline barbell press


    military press

    oblique side bends
    torso twists

    FRIDAY- ABS/BICEPS/CALVES

    Standing calf raises

    E-Z bar or barbell bicep curls.


    flat bench knee ins
    incline bench crunches


    Im not quite sure how to make a routine for upper body only. I would like to workout 4 days a week..but i do not want to overtrain anything. I never work any muscle out when it is still sore.

    ANY comments/suggestions would be greatly appreciated!! I feel like im going backward now! Thanks everyone! ...Brian

    Way too much "fluff" (pointless\worthless isolation exercises) and some potentially dangerous ones. I edited your routine (see above. )

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    IwannaBeBig xproushe's Avatar
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    yeah that is what i was thinking myself, too many isolation exercises. I appreciate your guys help, and thanks alot for editing my routine!

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