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    Wannabebig Member MSkater's Avatar
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    Good routine?

    hi , im 16 and looking to bulk, ive been doing the WBB1 routine for about a month, and im looking for a new routine to start in about 2 weeks to change it up. I found this routine ... what do you think?

    Monday
    Bench Press: 2 sets x 5 reps
    Weighted Dips: 2 sets x 10 reps
    Skull Crushers: 2 sets x 8 reps
    Calf Raises: 2 sets x 20 reps
    Full Squats: 3 sets x 10 reps

    Tuesday
    T-bar Rows: 3 sets x 6 reps
    Dumbbell Shoulder Presses: 2 sets x 6 reps
    Barbell Curls: 3 sets x 8 reps

    Thursday
    Bench Press: 2 sets x 8 reps
    Incline Press: 2 sets x 8 reps
    Skull Crushers: 2 sets x 8 reps
    Deadlifts: 3 sets x 3 reps
    Calf Raises: 2 sets x 20 reps

    Friday
    Wide Grip Chins: 2 sets x as many as possible
    Curl Grip Chins: 2 sets x as many as possible
    Dumbbell Shoulder Presses: 2 sets x 8 reps
    Dumbbell Hammer Curls: 2 sets x 8 reps

    Thank you...
    Last edited by MSkater; 02-27-2004 at 10:54 AM. Reason: change title

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    As I Am Paul Stagg's Avatar
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    Why change?

    The routine you've outlined looks ok.
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    Yeah the routine looks fine, but I don't know if you can gauge a program after only a single month. You could always tweak it if there is something you don't like in it, but there isn't any miracle program that will make a significant impact in only 4 weeks.
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    I don't think that routine contains enough leg work. You're doing way more upperbody work where you only have 2 lower body exercises. Unless you have disproportionately large legs you'll be missing out eventually. If you are looking to train bodyparts twice a week, I'd look at a upper/lower or push/pull split. With that routine you will indirectly be hitting the triceps 4 times a week and your push exercises will quickly suffer.
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    WBB1 targets each muscle group once a week, so by going to twice a week and upping the volume you are periodizing, which is a good thing. However, since you have not (i'm guessing you have not?) made the gains you want you may want to stay on WBB1, or what I usually suggest for beginners is a total body workout 2-3 times a week with a rep range of around 8-12 per exersize. The workout you provided looks okay, not sensational. I never have liked the idea of working the lowerbody in combination with the chest on a split program. I usually like to set aside a day to work the lowerbody by itself. Also, Homeyield hit the nail on the head, your tris are getting 16 sets total throughout the entire week. I usually do not even give my back that much volume.
    Last edited by NaturalBuilder; 02-27-2004 at 08:21 PM.

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    I agree with NB. I imagine you're pretty new and I think that the best thing new lifters can do is start with reasonably high reps. Also, recovery is usually pretty fast once you've done each exercise a couple of times and so working out 2-3x a week is usually ideal as you can still progress there. Just focus on a few compounds.

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