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    How Does This Split Look For Cutting While Keeping Size & Strength?

    day 1: chest/shoulders/triceps

    bb or db bench (5x5)
    incline or decline bb or db bench (5x5)

    db shoulder press (3x6-8)
    smith machine shoulder press (4x6-8)
    lateral raises (4x8-12)

    close grip bb bench (4x3-5)
    overhead sissy bar tricep extenions (3x8-12)


    day 2: back/biceps

    deadlifts (5x5)
    lat pulls (5x5)
    t-bar rows (5x5)
    cable rows (3x5-8)

    db or bb curls (4x8)
    preacher curls (3x8-12)
    lying cable curls (drop sets)

    day 3: legs

    squats (5x5-8)
    leg curls (3x8-12)
    hamstring curls (3x8)

    2 calve exercises.

    rest & repeat... cardio every other day following workout

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    Senior Member ClubberLang's Avatar
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    That's a ****load of volume IMO.

    Try this instead.
    http://www.wannabebig.com/article.php?articleid=154

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    really? i thought the volume was rather low.

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    28 sets on day 1
    26 sets on day 2
    Day 3 thew volume looks fine...I tend to keep my # of sets per w/o at 12...and never go over 15 or 16. I say add a 4th day...maybe set it up like this

    Day1 chest/back
    day2 Legs
    day3 shoulders/traps/cleans
    day4 bi's/tri's

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    May I ask a question on this subject, it is said that you do 8-12 reps for hypertrophy and 4-6 reps for strength, so when cutting, is it better to stay in the strength rep range as it seems silly to be lifting in the hypertrophy range when your in a calorie deficit and biulding new muscle is unlikely/impossible.
    I'm asking this as someone who has not yet has to cut.
    Thanks.

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    I like legs/push/pull, but I kept my exercises around 3-4 per day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony
    I like legs/push/pull, but I kept my exercises around 3-4 per day.

    I like that too...and was my old routine...I use one similiar to the suggestion I posted now to "switch it up a little"

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    On a legs/push/pull do you have any rest days during the week or would it go..
    m Legs
    t Push
    w Pull
    th Legs
    F Push
    sat rest
    sun rest
    m Pull
    t Legs
    w push
    th etc....

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    5 sets for quads but 11 for delts?... doesnt seem right why dont you just pick 1-2 exercises per muscle and do 3x5 working sets per each?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ClubberLang
    That's a ****load of volume IMO.

    Try this instead.
    http://www.wannabebig.com/article.php?articleid=154
    I read that, looks good, but what is the nutritional program he mentions at the end? I can't see it.

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