Thread: more sets or more exercises
05-25-2005, 09:55 PM #1Associate Member
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more sets or more exercises
i am strictly tring to bulk right now. is it better to do many different exercises or stick to 2 maybe 3 different exercises but do alot of sets.
05-25-2005, 10:05 PM #2
You want have enough variety in your exercises to hit every muscle you are wishing to hit. more exercises than this seems needless.
For example, the back is divided into 3 regions. If you only need 3 exercises to effectively work each region, then only do those 3 exercises and then decide how many sets you think is appropriate.
05-25-2005, 10:47 PM #3
4 exercises, 3 sets per exercise for big body parts (Legs, Chest, Back)
2-3 exercices, 3 sets per exercise for small body parts (Shoulders, Bis, Tris)
Warmup before each exercise (Don't count the warm up sets)
Stretch after you end working out a body part.
This is what will most people tell you.
05-26-2005, 10:49 AM #4
what i do is about...
3 excercises 4 sets for chest back legs
2 excercises for tri's 3-4 sets each
1 excercise for bi's 5 sets
1 excercises for trap 3 sets
2 excercises for abs 3 sets
3 excercises for shoulders 3 sets.
05-26-2005, 10:27 PM #5Associate Member
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lets use chest for example here is what i do
2 sets of 8, 2 of 6, 2 of 4 adding weight each set doing flatbench barbell
" " same thing goes with incline barbell
after that ill do 8,6,4 with dumbells flat and incline bench and then usually a few sets of cable crossovers. is that to much for bulking up? i have plenty of energy to do that easily.thanks for the help
05-26-2005, 11:06 PM #6Originally Posted by biggun24
increase your intensity fix up your tempo and hit it hard ...
05-27-2005, 08:45 AM #7
i like 4exercises for bigger body parts 3sets, i lose intensity after the 3rd set
05-27-2005, 09:57 AM #8
I think a lot of people think more is better for building quality mass, and in some cases this may be true (more of the choice mass building exercises). However, that being said the problem we all face is when does it become overtraining. For any mass program I think you really should spend most of your time hitting basic compound movements: squat, bench, deadlift... these are the true cornerstone lifts in building a strong foundation. You have to understand your body well enough to know when to push it and when to back off. Obviously this is a process that takes time to grasp thru trail and error. I say push to the limits with compound exercises and leave it all in the gym, if you feel good and can go some more add a set or two in the squat rack. I think it's a mistake to get too caught up in another exercise when you probalby should of pulled a couple of more heavy sets of deads. good luck train hard... it's time to get BIG!
05-27-2005, 10:01 AM #9
amen less is more in the Land-of-Lifting
its quality NOT quantity..
05-27-2005, 10:38 AM #10
3 sets 3 exercises of 8-3-6-8 keep lowering the weights as to not lose form or it is a wasted work out.!
05-27-2005, 10:44 AM #11Originally Posted by PrimoPup
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