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    how many sets/movements for chest is too much?

    my chest days look like this
    3 sets bench 6-8 reps
    3 sets dips 8-10 reps
    2 sets incline 6-8
    2/3 sets flyes
    then about 3 sets tris
    3 sets shoulders (upright row, military)

    is that too much? it feels right to me but what is an avg set number ?
    my back days have about the same amt of work. i go 3 days, other days are back/bi, legs. im thinking about a new routine soon, but itl need to be 3 days, i work construction and am tired after work
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    Okay, I'm sorry but I didn't really understand your post. How often is the routine repeated? It looks fine to me but it also depends on the frequency of your workouts...

    Okay, are you saying that you do chest, back, legs...then repeat it again without any rest? You need rest.
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    If you perform that once per week, it looks ok.

    Generally I prefer a little lower volume.

    My workout is

    flat bench 2 x 6-8, 1 x 10
    incline press 2 x 6-8, 1 x 10
    flyes 2 x 15
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    I only do 4 sets of 8 to 10 rep range....works for me
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    Quote Originally Posted by sLip
    my chest days look like this
    3 sets bench 6-8 reps
    3 sets dips 8-10 reps
    2 sets incline 6-8
    2/3 sets flyes
    then about 3 sets tris
    3 sets shoulders (upright row, military)

    is that too much? it feels right to me but what is an avg set number ?
    my back days have about the same amt of work. i go 3 days, other days are back/bi, legs. im thinking about a new routine soon, but itl need to be 3 days, i work construction and am tired after work
    Since you are working in construction, why not give 2 days of fullbody a try: every 3 days or so. I think you should already get a good enough workout from the manual labors.

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    yes my routine is every week, not consecutive. usually sat, sun, wed.
    i have been thinking of full body routines maybe ill try that soon.
    Last edited by sLip; 07-01-2005 at 06:20 AM.

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