If im woking out full body twice a week would this be good?
inclined dumbell 5x5
t-bar rows 5x5
and some abs
or would it take yoo much time... my brother said i should just do:
and some abs
is it better to do it in an hour or less or can i do more than an hour??
I guess if you have several hours to spend working out then go hard... But my advice would be to do Squats, Bench, Deads and Pullups. You don't really need the ab work but if you insist then do some heavy weighted abs... None of that 2 000 000 crunches BS.
Squat - 595lbs -- 270kg -- Dec. 31, '09 (Provincial Record @100kg class)
Bench - 374lbs -- 170kg -- Dec 20, '08 (@100kg class)
Dead - 589lbs -- 267.5kg -- Dec 20, '08 (Provincial Record @100kg class)
Total: 1537lbs -- 697.5kg -- Dec 20, '08 (Provincial Record @ 100kg class)
Bench Only -- 358lbs -- 162.5kg -- Nov. 25, '07 (Provincial Record @ 90kg class)
Bench Only -- 376lbs -- 171kg -- Jan. 26, '08 (Provincial Record @ 100kg class)
It might be too much, but that depends on a lot of factors - experience level, work capacity, work/family obligations, sleep patterns, nutrition, other sports/activities, etc.
I'd suggest you reduce the sets and/or exercises for a few weeks and see how you respond. Look into Bill Starr's 5x5 or Mark Rippetoe's full body routine for examples.
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Originally Posted by 85Mario85
Both those workouts are horrible...if your goal is as much mass and strength as possible. You are doing too many sets in the first one...more than 30 and the second one is a bit unbalanced. Even powerlifters don't just train the big three.
Try something like this
Day 1 deadlifts/dips/military press
Day 2 and 3 rest
Day four squats/chins/bench
Day 5 rest
Day 6 Core work Abs/lower back. Put in some rowing movements.
Day 7 Rest.
Try and keep it under a hour. This is just a rough guideline to get you started.
I wouldn't do 5x5 right out of the gate...I'd do something like 3x5 and see how that goes.
Last edited by Songsangnim; 09-28-2006 at 05:18 AM.
another good fullbody routine by Chad Waterbury
squats and deadlifts in the same day can be hell on the lower back, so be careful. if you feel you can't deadlift with proper form, do an 'easier' form of deadlifts.
I've been putting romanian deads after squats as I'm trying to build up my whole posterior chain so that I can do regular deads and squats in the same session.