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Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

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    leg day

    i currently work my legs 2 times a week, and workout a total of 4 times a week. 1st workout i do chest, tri's, and legs/calves, 2nd workout i do shoulders, biceps and back, 3rd workout i go back to chest, tri's and legs/calves, and the 4th time i workout i do shoulders, biceps and back (organized into somewhat a push/pull setup). my current weight is around 193 but the most i weighted is 199 about 2 weeks ago (currently on a cut). someone at the gym told me i should do legs seperately two times a week but on days were i dont do anything else. i just wanted to know some of your thoughts on this. does the schedule look good, or should i change how many times i workout a week so i can put legs on a seperate day by themselves?
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    i would def give legs their own day and combine back and chest if i had to combine any two groups
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    I, personally, have to give legs their own day. I struggle with back day if I don't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigCorey75
    i would def give legs their own day and combine back and chest if i had to combine any two groups
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    Depends on you. Are you making progress with your current routine, or are you finding that lifts are struggling to go up? If they are, then chances are you are capable of doing what you are doing. If not, then try giving legs a day on their own.

    Personally, I've always worked out legs by themselves. But then, I find a heavy leg workout draining to the point where I couldn't do anything after it, and definitely wouldn't want to try do anything before it as to try myself out. Legs have always been my favorite though. Working them three times a week, but I'm in rehab for knee surgery so I don't have my choice but to do them light.
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    Well, my current leg workout consists of 3x8 on incline leg presses, then i do 3x20 on incline calves presses, both of which i have alot of weight. the next day i am usually sore to the point were i have trouble walking up stairs. i have never tried working out just legs one day so i dont know if i would have more strength in them working them out by themselves. as for progress in my current routine, i have increased in strength alot, in both legs and calves since i first started doing legs. my legs are getting a little bigger, but my calves are lagging in size.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigCorey75
    i would def give legs their own day and combine back and chest if i had to combine any two groups
    Definitely. I do find it very hard to do DL's with my back/chest days, though, so I'm even considering giving those their own day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by billybadass
    Well, my current leg workout consists of 3x8 on incline leg presses, then i do 3x20 on incline calves presses, both of which i have alot of weight. the next day i am usually sore to the point were i have trouble walking up stairs. i have never tried working out just legs one day so i dont know if i would have more strength in them working them out by themselves. as for progress in my current routine, i have increased in strength alot, in both legs and calves since i first started doing legs. my legs are getting a little bigger, but my calves are lagging in size.
    well your first problem with leg workouts would seem to be that you are completely ignoring your hamstrings

    IMHO, if you're doing a leg workout right, you will be pretty exhausted and not have the juice to do much else... personally I'm doing a low volume WO on a 2-day split at the moment and I do some biceps/forearms work on leg day but that's it. if I work on a 3-day split, I always give legs their own day.

    anyway, what I recommend is that you start by adding some hamstring work to your leg workouts... and maybe change things up and do something other than leg presses for your quads... try squatting or something.

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    ok i put some thought into this and i started today on my new routine. my workouts are usually about a hour long, and i am changing it from 4 times a week to 5.

    sunday chest/triceps/abs
    monday biceps/back/jog 1 mile
    tuesday legs
    wednesday off
    thursday chest/triceps/abs
    friday biceps/back/jog 1 mile
    saturday off

    now i need to put my shoulders in somewere and i was thinking if i just stick with 5 sets of shoulder presses and some cables it might be ok on the leg day, but i want to here some of your opinions. i only need to do shoulders 1 time a week and i dont want to do them on wednesday or saturday, so dont recommend that.
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    max bench: 315

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