well i have more time to work out since school is over, and i was wondering if a 5 day split would be good, instead of the 3 day i'm working on right now.
i'm thinking i'll be able to hit the muscles more effectively and w/ more focus than having two muscles in one day, and being more tired/rushed.
mon: bi's + tri's
comments and suggestions???
Give it a try and see how it works. Generally, I think you are better off with a 4 day split (with a rest day on, say, wednesday), but that's just me.
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That 5-Day split looks good to me.
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thanks for the advice
how about this:
yeah i wanted to split up chest/back and arms/shoulders cuz i wanted to focus on shoulders and back more. w/the 3 day i end up being somewhat tired/sloppy when getting along to shoulders and back.Originally Posted by Saint Patrick
if I were to do a 5 day I'd gun for something like this
1 lats, traps/rhomboids
2 hamstrings, spinal erectors, biceps
4 pecs, abs
5 quads, triceps
6 calves, shoulders
<<big fan of splitting up leg day muscles
Last edited by geoffgarcia; 05-04-2004 at 10:56 AM.
this is the split I'm doing now:
Sun: quads/side delts
Mon: back/rear delts/bis
Thu: chest/front delts/tris
So you don't wanna get big, do you?
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Here's what I am doing
I like splitting the legs up like that because I'm too wiped after hitting my quads to put a whole lot in to my hamstrings.
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heres my 5 day split-
i have seen great gains on this routine, especially in my bench and dead
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Originally Posted by Jotosuds
Why not pair chest with shoulders and arms with back?
maybe like this:
thurs: back and arms
sat: chest and shoulders
This way your two biggest bodyparts (legs and back) get plenty of rest time in between workouts. And shoulders and arms also get plenty of rest.
4 and 5 day splits can be somewhat tiring, but maybe that's just me.
I'd go with your split above and see how it feels.
If it is too much, you could always use my suggestion as a fallback plan, until you find something that works better
im doing a 5 day split once im done with freakin H.S 2 more weeks !!!!!!!
yeah i was thinking of doing that, like push/pull/legs kinda right? yeah if this routine doesn't work/sucks i'll probably do something like thatOriginally Posted by ExtremeAnabolic
i'm thinking of switching to a push/pull/legs routine also. i've been doing opposing muscle groups for the past year and a half, and when i go home for the summer my buddy that i'll be lifting with mainly does complimentary muscles on the same day. personally, i've never done it so i'm gonna try the switch.
that 5 day split i designed doesn't seem like it's going to work. i'm all sore and stuff and i don't think i can take it week after week.
so i really want to try the push/pull philosophy, and thinking about doing a 4 day split.
want to split it up like:
how should i arrange it for the week?
thinking about doing this:
comments and suggestions?
Last edited by ReturnedFire; 05-08-2004 at 02:52 PM.