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    1 body part a day???

    i hear ppl only doing 1 body part a day at the gym..
    is that a good idea?? or is 2 body parts better???
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    currently trying to lose weight
    goal: musculer 240lbs would be nice

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    HomeYield WillKuenzel's Avatar
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    One bodypart a day has worked good for me. 2 tends to be overkill.
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    I favour doing a push/ pull/ legs split. How do you incorporate all your bodyparts in a week HY?
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    Erm, no offence or anything but doing a different part everyday would take up a lot of you're week wouldn't it .. i.e not giving you time to do much else/have a life.... I usually do two each sesh and CV on the days i'm not 'training'....
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    HomeYield WillKuenzel's Avatar
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    Monday: back
    Tuesday: chest
    Wednesday: rest/calves (one or the the other)
    Thursday: Legs
    Friday: Shoulders
    Sat, Sun: Rest

    Easy enough for me. I'm in the gym less than 45 minutes and I get plenty done. Take a look at my journal that's linked in my sig.

    I have plenty of time outside the gym. Working full-time, taking muay thai, and enough time to do all my cooking and stuff, while still being able to go out with friends at my leisure. Life is good.
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    Originally posted by HomeYield
    Monday: back
    Tuesday: chest
    Wednesday: rest/calves (one or the the other)
    Thursday: Legs
    Friday: Shoulders
    Sat, Sun: Rest

    Easy enough for me. I'm in the gym less than 45 minutes and I get plenty done. Take a look at my journal that's linked in my sig.

    I have plenty of time outside the gym. Working full-time, taking muay thai, and enough time to do all my cooking and stuff, while still being able to go out with friends at my leisure. Life is good.
    How many hours do you have in you're day?! You couldn't throw a few spare ones my way could you? I work full time, the gym, 'socialising' but hardly have time to do all... anyways, not my thread so i'll shut up now
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    Define Your Soul SoulOfKoRea's Avatar
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    when you only work one body part a week, that would mean you would be dropping deadlifts,squats, bench, cleans? over 200 muscles are worked in the squat alone, so unless you intend to do only exercises that magically isolate only one muscle....
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    Originally posted by SoulOfKoRea
    when you only work one body part a week, that would mean you would be dropping deadlifts,squats, bench, cleans? over 200 muscles are worked in the squat alone, so unless you intend to do only exercises that magically isolate only one muscle....
    LMAO, body part being one of the big ones doofus. Not trying to magically isolate one muscle. Its "body parts" not "individual muscle per day." Are the legs not a part of the body? Why drop squats? I think you might be reading too much into it.
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    typo, but does it make sense to work one body part a day? squats = back, legs, and a whole mix of other body parts.
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    I've been doing similar to HY except I train arms with shoulders.

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    ah nm HomeYield, just read that routine and I see that you rest, whereas I thought one body part a day would mean Mon/Tue/Wed/Thur/Fri/rest/rest/ repeat(Chest/Back/Legs/shoulders/Arms)
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    HomeYield WillKuenzel's Avatar
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    Originally posted by SoulOfKoRea
    typo, but does it make sense to work one body part a day? squats = back, legs, and a whole mix of other body parts.
    What else would you recommend? They all indirectly affect one another any which way you look at it. I tend to group the exercises by areas that are targeted.

    Back = lats = rows and pull-ups, deads (I toss power cleans here when I'm not doing deads)
    chest = well... chest = bench press, incline bench, flyes
    legs = anything below the waist = squats, SLDL's
    shoulders = anything pushing over head or lateral, front, rear raises.

    Arms can be done any day. I group bi's with back and tri's with shoulders.

    Of course the back will hit the shoulders some, chest will hit the shoulders some, legs will just wear your ass out period . I guess it depends on how you want to group your exercises and allow for rest time for a particular body part.
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    HomeYield WillKuenzel's Avatar
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    Originally posted by SoulOfKoRea
    ah nm HomeYield, just read that routine and I see that you rest, whereas I thought one body part a day would mean Mon/Tue/Wed/Thur/Fri/rest/rest/ repeat(Chest/Back/Legs/shoulders/Arms)
    Cool, I was wondering there.
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    i do two a day and im seeing great progress..I do 4-5 exercises for each muscle and go 3X10..

    monday-Chest and Triceps
    tuesday-Back and Biceps
    Wednsday-Shoulders and Traps
    Thursday-Legs
    Friday-Rest

    Then saturday ill do chest and tris again and so on and so on
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