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    Total body workouts

    Needin' some advice guys...


    A new guy at the gym wants to know some good total body workout routines (hitting upper and lower in same day). I am not familiar with this and I know some of you guys are huge fans (Toofer maybe?).

    How do you structure these workouts?
    Basically I wanna steal your routine...please!

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    yes, and no...
    he played football in high school and was a marine, has lifted ever since but he's a former "machine bandit"
    The only compounds he does is squat and DB shoulder press.

    He is 30 and started sparring with us, and loved it. His goals are more overall fitness than serious size...that help any?
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    He might not be ready for it yet, but I started Bill Starr's 5x5 this summer and I have been very impressed with the results.

    So far I have cut 10 lbs and I'm hitting PRs on big lifts.

    EDIT: I say he might not be ready for it because it clearly states that it is not a beginner's routine. You're supposed to have all the compounds down.
    Last edited by DokterVet; 06-26-2007 at 08:52 PM.

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    The starting strength routine is pretty good for a beginner on the barbell doing full body stuff. Its somewhere along the lines of

    Squat
    Benchpress
    Deadlift

    Squat
    Military Press
    Power Clean (Can replace with Barbell Rows)

    Ive seen good gains with it and Ill do it until it stops working then probably move onto the bill starr 5x5 since its more intermediate.

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    Paul Stagg has a good basic routine 3x a week:

    Squat
    Romanian Deadlift
    Bench Press
    Row
    Chinup
    OH Press

    At the end of each session, spend 15 minutes doing any accessory work you like (biceps,triceps,calf raises,abs,etc)

    For the first couple of weeks practice form, so 2/3 day work in a 10-15 rep range, 1 day work in the 6-10 rep range.

    After you have learned form and technique, you can switch the reps to 6-10 and 4-6 and alternating each week which one you do twice.

    Just a thought.

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    I mod that a bit more but also switch it up week to week.

    Snatch / snatch squat
    Trap bar
    Incline bench
    Chins

    Clean and jerk or push press
    Squat front or back
    Dips
    Handstand pushup
    Chins

    Deadlifts
    Bench
    Arms n abs

    I pretty well throw in anything I feel like doing that day lol Just the main thing is separate the big lifts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pulse View Post
    The starting strength routine is pretty good for a beginner on the barbell doing full body stuff. Its somewhere along the lines of

    Squat
    Benchpress
    Deadlift

    Squat
    Military Press
    Power Clean (Can replace with Barbell Rows)
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