Thread: 4 way split EOD
02-25-2005, 05:17 AM #1
4 way split EOD
What do you guys think of working out every other day doing a 4 way split and doing cardio on the off days eod?
BTW, I am 44 years old and have been traininig for 30 years. I train hard and heavy most of the time.
I have been doing weights 4 to 5 times per week and then cardio later that day 4 to 5 times a week. I am feeling a little tired and not making much progress other than loosing fat.
02-25-2005, 10:23 AM #2
sounds fine to me.
02-25-2005, 05:16 PM #3
02-25-2005, 05:23 PM #4
you might wanna try and arrange it so you dont go to gym on weekends. i like the rest and usually have other stuff to do.
02-25-2005, 05:31 PM #5Associate Member
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do you ever hit the cardio early in the day then the weights later (like 6-8 hours later after you've gotten some good meals in you). I'm trying that, early morning cardio first because I feel my intensity for the weights is much higher later in the day than early morning... just a thought. but your plan sounds pretty solid
02-25-2005, 08:48 PM #6
If you're doing the cardio for fat burning purposes... its much better to do it on an empty stomach in the AM like MikeyZ23 said. If you do it later when there's food in your digestive tract, not only does the food get burned before fat burning starts, but that food isn't used to repair muscle... kinda like skipping a meal IMO, bad for muscle metabolism.
02-26-2005, 05:34 AM #7
Hi guys thanks for your input.
The way I am training now is:
Mon. Chest & abs
Tues. quads & calves
wed. back & hams
Thurs. shoulders & abs
Mon-fri cardio in the PM.
I have tried the cardio both in the am and in the pm.. i like am cardio better but doing it this way works better with my schedule. I lift at 5:30 am and it is easier to get on equipment. (I have been training in the am for 20 years) then if the gym is crowded in the pm I can always find a piece of cardio or I can do cardio at home.
I really appreciate your input, I may try to switch things around in the future, it is hard to teach an old dog new tricks. :-) I was thinking about the eod training but when I got to the weekend I realized I didn't like it.
02-26-2005, 06:36 AM #8Anabolic Member
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At age 44 it may take a bit more to recovery then 20 years ago. Sounds like you are wishing to add a bit more muscle so if that is true then drop the cardio altogether and pump iron for 4 days. See how that goes. If you like 5 days a week you can hit one muscle group and really blast it.
02-26-2005, 12:14 PM #9
Thanks Bluethunder! I agree with you 100%. Us old guys need a little more rest!
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