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    Wannabebig New Member
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    OVT or this 4 day split for me?

    Here's the routine, Optimized Volume Training from t-mag (OVT): http://www.testosterone.net/nation_articles/257ovt.jsp

    Can I take the leg day, and take it OUT, swapping in my own leg routine for power + speed building (not size/hypertrophy). I don't really care about big bulky legs.

    I would do OVT exactly the same, except on leg day I would do:

    Squats: 5 x 12, 10, 8, 6, 6
    Lunges: 3 x 10-12
    Deadlift: 5 x 12, 10, 8, 6, 6
    Calf Raises: 3 x 12

    Otherwise, I would keep all days the same. In order to fit OVT into my schedule, I would change the order of the days from this....

    Day 1: Chest and back
    Day 2: Legs and abs
    Day 3: Off
    Day 4: Biceps and triceps
    Day 5: Off
    Day 6: Anterior/medial deltoid and rear deltoid
    Day 7: Off

    to what someone else suggested, which was this...

    Day 1: Chest and back
    Day 2: Legs and abs
    Day 3: Biceps and triceps
    Day 4: Off
    Day 5: Anterior/medial deltoid and rear deltoid
    Day 6: Off
    Day 7: Off

    That way, it'd fit into a Monday-Friday schedule. Some weeks, I would skip day 7 entirely (basically take one day off between day 5 and day 1). One day difference in rest time wouldn't make a huge difference, do you think?

    Tell me what you think of my modifications, and if it's a good idea. The biggest change will be the leg day, but I don't want to lose my explosiveness/speed training. If you guys think my leg routine sucks, I'd be more than happy to take suggestions, as well. I understand deadlifts and squats on the same day will be rough, any other suggestions totally welcome.

    Tell me what you think. I've finally made up my stupid mind!

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    The other option is this 4-day split I found on bodybuilding.com's forums. This is it.

    Monday
    Squats 4
    Leg Press 4
    Leg Extension 2
    Leg Curl 3
    Stiff-Leg Deadlifts 3


    Tuesday
    Bench Press 4
    Incline DB Press 3
    Dips 2
    Close-grip Bench 3
    Skullcrushers 3


    Thursday
    Deadlift 4
    BB Rows 3
    Pullups 3
    DB Rows 2
    Barbell Curls 3
    Incline DB Curls 3


    Friday
    Seated DB Press 4
    Side Laterals 3
    Rear Laterals 3
    Shrugs 3
    Calf Raises 3

    All the #s are the # of sets I'm going for. I'd aim for 6-8 reps per set.

    Which would you guys suggest for me?

    I'm 16yrs old, 5'8", 135lbs, and have been lifting for about 5 months. I also just started taking creatine this week, if that makes a difference.

    Thanks for the input.

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    IMO i'd go with the split from bodybuilding.com. the first 2 splits you mentioned have you working your legs the very next day after working your back, which wouldnt be ideal IMHO.
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