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  1. #1
    Wannabebig Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2003

    Resistance Routine

    As of yet i have not earnt my free weights wings yet, and the one at uni is small (UK uni's for you), but we have a huge resistance machines section at my local gym and one at uni, and here is my rountine at the mo while bulking up a bit, tyring to reach 170lb.

    Week 1: Monday
    Week 2: Monday
    Incline Bench Press
    Chest Press(same as bench press)
    Dips(lean forward for chest)
    Weighted Pull down
    Lat Pull Down
    Chin Up
    Seated Row
    Ab machine
    Weighted Crunch

    Week 1: Wednesday
    Week 2:Tuesday
    Standing Raises
    Leg Press
    Leg Extension
    Leg Curl
    Ab machine
    Weighted Crunch

    Week 1: Friday
    Week 2:Thursday
    Bicep Curls
    Precher Curl
    Reverse Bicep Curls(Forearms)
    Press Up/Sit Up
    Chest Press(close grip)
    Incline Bench Press(close Grip)
    Ab machine
    Weighted Crunch

    Thats chest/back, legs and arms as the days, with abs every training day. The weeks cycle 1 then 2 then 1 again. Does that look ok to you guys? thanks

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    As I Am Paul Stagg's Avatar
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    Dec 2000
    Baltimore, MD, USA
    Looks fine.

    I woul ddo big muscle groups first.
    Squats work better than supplements.
    "You know, if I thought like that, I'd never put more than one plate on the bar for anything, I'd never use bands or chains, I'd never squat to parallel or below, and I'd never let out the slightest grunt when I lift. At some point in your lifting career (assuming you're planning on getting reasonably strong and big), you're going to have to accept that most people think you are some kind of freak." -Sensei
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  3. #3
    Wannabebig Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2001
    You've got alot of redundancy in your workouts. Not enough direct shoulder work in my opinion. No squats! You make me want to cry. Kidding its okay to stick to machines for awhile when new, but after a few months learn to use free weights.

    Also you are trying to bulk up-don't forget to eat, eat till you are full, and then eat some more. Once you finish eating, eat again and follow that up with a snack before you have another meal.
    Check out the diet and nutrition forums for some pointers. Eat while you are reading that. As a matter of fact if you're not eating right now go get something to eat. Dang, now I'm hungry.

    Don't forget to set specific goals with deadlines. It helps a ton and is something that alot of people forget to do.

    Welcome aboard newbie.

    What caused you to do that?

  4. #4
    Wannabebig Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    I have this week got my free weights wings and have been loving the feeling of stiffness after squats and I know i have worked out then. Following the WBB#1 to the letter now and its saving me time as well as packing on bulk ( i think, need to weight myself this week ) Thanks for help


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