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    Chest/back vs chest/tri back/bi

    Just curious to see how many people do a 3 day split with

    chest/back, legs, shoulders/arms

    or

    chest/tris, back/bis, legs/shoulders.

    Or how many people don't work arms directly at all. Would like to hear preferences on either and why. Thanks!
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    I do legs, chest/tri/shoulders, back/bi. Not really much tri or bi specific work, though, as they get worked pretty hard on the compound movements I do as the main movements on those days.
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    Now

    i currently do

    monday

    flatbench
    dips
    pec dec flies

    pull ups
    sitting rows
    dead lifts

    wednesday
    squats
    lunges
    hamstring curls
    calf raises

    friday
    press n clean
    DB presses
    lateral raises

    close grip bench
    overhead rope ext.
    standing BB 21s
    preacher hammer curls

    critique if needed. Should I cut out the direct arm work, or do a chest/tri, back bi instead of what i have?
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    If i am doing a split then i like to separate chest/back/legs.

    Then ill add biceps to chest day, triceps to back day, and maybe do a set or 2 of shoulders on legs day.

    If you want to only workout 3 days a week, maybe look into a full body routine 3x a week.

    Push/Pull/Lower or Upper/Lower or Squat/RDL or SLDL/Bench/Row/Pullup/OH press and then adding different accessory work each workout.

    There are many options.

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    I do chest/shoulders/triceps and legs/back/biceps

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    This is another brilliant routine:

    http://www.wannabebigforums.com/show...0&postcount=10

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guido View Post
    I do legs, chest/tri/shoulders, back/bi. Not really much tri or bi specific work, though, as they get worked pretty hard on the compound movements I do as the main movements on those days.
    ^I do the same.....

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    Ya I do 4 sessions a week:

    back/chest
    legs/abs
    arms/shoulders

    plus I also have 1 session where I just do compound lifts - deads, squats, bench, chins, push presses. It's been working well so far.

    EDIT: Oh and one day in the week I do a 20 min neck session at home. I've been suffering from the "lightbulb" effect for too long
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    Quote Originally Posted by peacefrog View Post
    Ya I do 4 sessions a week:

    back/chest
    legs/abs
    arms/shoulders

    plus I also have 1 session where I just do compound lifts - deads, squats, bench, chins, push presses.

    In that order?

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    I do back/chest and posterior chain/quads. I do a fair bit for triceps on back/chest session, because they are weak point for me.

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    Im with the fine lady.

    When I was training on my own, on heavy push day I would have 4x5 bench SS with 3x8 BB rows in between, and vice versa on heavy pull days.

    SLDL and frotn squats is good pairing for the lower body.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Built View Post
    . Hitting arms on a chest or back day seems like overkill.

    Chest+biceps OR

    Back+triceps

    =Overkill?

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    My 3 day split is usually

    1. Chest/Rotator Cuff/Biceps
    2. Back/Shoulders/Hands/Wrists
    3. Legs/Triceps

    Triceps do a lot of work with the chest and biceps do a lot of work wit the back, hence why I have them on different days.

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    cardio/plyometrics
    chest/upper back/calves/abs
    legs/lower back
    shoulders/arms/abs

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    Naw, chest and bis or back and tris are okay. I was trying to save time - not always such a good plan lol. I was thinking I wouldn't want to do tris or bis on a day when I did chest and back, which I pretty much always train together.

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    i do chest/bis, quads/hams/calves, back/abs, and shoulders/tris
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