I have been doing full body lifts every other day for a while now. I am not gaining much muscle, so I think i'm over doing it. would it work to do full body lifts one day, rest 2 days and do it again??
example: monday- full body
Last edited by need4muscle; 06-24-2005 at 09:04 PM.
You only need to train once or twice a week each muscle group really. I'm sure other people will have more input on your new routine though...
Working out a full body every other day was definitely over doing it.
when i do full body routines, i just do 2 a week. Monday and thursday.
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I recently started doing a full body routine twice a week and I have been seeing pretty good gains. I'm about to try 4 times a week with lower volume though.
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I have always been a big fan of fullbody workouts. All my friends have always done fullbody workouts and when I first started that is all I did.
Fullbody routines work but you need to control the volume very well.
This is why organized programs like HST are good. They don't require you to push the most you can every workout and they don't go crazy with the volume. Now personally, I don't like HST, I tried it and I just don't enjoy it.
You can push as hard as you like and do fullbody 3 times a week but you really need to watch your volume. You can't go crazy with it.
A "better" option would be to do this I think, I've never tried this, but I think it is better than doing the same movement 3 times a week. If I ever did fullbody again, I would do something like this.
Fullbody Day 1
Fullbody Day 2
Fullbody Day 3
Where each day is completely different. For example, say for legs you could do
Something else for hamstrings
You get the point. I would keep everything at 2-3 sets also. And like 14-15 sets at the most per day.
If you're going to do it 4 times a week... try upper/lower/upper/lower. Full body 4 times a week sounds a little overkill.
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Wokkout aside, what is your diet like? You're not gonna gain muscle w/out eating properly...Originally Posted by need4muscle
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I'm with him. I prefer 4 training days a week personally, and rest/upper/lower/rest/upper/lower/rest has always worked well for me.Originally Posted by METALASIAN
If you're failing to gain on fullbody workouts switch to either working each muscle 1-2 times a week.
my diet is pretty good I think. for breakfast I normally eat sausage, cheese, and 16 oz of milk(about 45g of protein). for lunch I normally eat cold slices of turkey, and 16 oz of milk)(about 45g of protein also) for a snack I eat a banana or 2. for supper i'll normally eat some kind of meat, vegetables, potatoes, rice, and 16 oz milk. for a snack before bed i'll have peanut butter on crackers and 16 oz of milk. does this sound like a good diet?? I am 5'8 and weigh 135.
Last edited by need4muscle; 06-25-2005 at 11:20 AM.
It depends what you're trying to accomplish.
I'm trying to bulk but not really fast. I am pretty skinny, but I just want to add muscle mass and not fat. I don't really want to be HUGE, but I want to be big and cut.