Thread: VERY curious...
04-06-2005, 05:28 PM #1
right now this is how i train:
i used to group the muscles together, but i hit a plateau so i split them up so i could really focus and blast the crap out of them.
this is what i'm wondering though ....
is it better to do the workout routine above or the one below
day1=chest tri's abs
day3=back shoulders bi's
in other words is it better to blast the crap out of your muscles once a week,(like in the first workout) so you're very sore until the next time you hit the same muscle.
or is it better to do short intense workout with not as many sets, but the same intensity but more often.(like the 2nd routine)
in other words is it better to blast your muscles once i week really hard or 2x per week short and intense but not as much volume as the other routine?
04-06-2005, 05:38 PM #2AR Hall of Fame
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I suppose experimentation for each person is key, but what I am not a fan of is training more than 2 days in a row. I actually take a day off for every day on. I could/would never train 6 days in a row, or 4 for that matter.
04-06-2005, 05:56 PM #3Originally Posted by SwoleCat
04-06-2005, 07:20 PM #4Originally Posted by SwoleCat
so do you think it's better to hit the same muscle groups 2x per week with less volume, or 1x per week with more volume,but both same intensity?
04-06-2005, 07:54 PM #5
Hey man i used to train mon-friday with weights, recently switches over to this split
I feel so much better going onto the gym on weight days after having a day off, and an seeing serious gains just bye cahnging up my routine, i would reccomend day on day off routine, i think youl like it, you feel refreshed everyday, its great
04-06-2005, 09:24 PM #6Member
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IMO when your doing chest ur sort of workin your tris and when ur doin your back your sorta workin ur bis indirectly thou. IF I were you I wud say do chest then take a day off then do tris and so forth with back and bis My split runs something like this MON-chest TUES-back WED-off Thurs-shoulders legs FRI- bis tris. Therefore my bis and tris have complete rest from workin the majors
04-06-2005, 09:50 PM #7
Good god, I would never have enough time/energy to train legs after shoulders or vice versa...
04-06-2005, 10:02 PM #8Originally Posted by SwoleCat
04-06-2005, 10:05 PM #9Originally Posted by AandF6969
I have done it in the past and would do it again.
04-06-2005, 10:11 PM #10Originally Posted by Narkissos
04-06-2005, 10:19 PM #11Originally Posted by AandF6969
Right now my volume is a lot lower...
But what i learnt before...during my volume years was that limitations are usually moreso mental than physical.
Usually...when you say you 'can't' do something...you subsequently cannot... not for lack of ability..rather from the mere thought of it.
So from my volume years to now... i no longer 'think'... i do
04-06-2005, 10:50 PM #12Originally Posted by flabbywussy
04-06-2005, 11:03 PM #13Originally Posted by Narkissos
04-06-2005, 11:27 PM #14
04-07-2005, 08:32 AM #15
neither one looks good
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