Thread: 5 day plan, please critique
09-19-2005, 12:20 PM #1
5 day plan, please critique
i know i dont have any exercises in yet, but i am gonna experiment on that first. but the base of my routine is this
if yall guys let me know what ya think, change it or keep it, let me know! and like i said, this is just the base. ive been working out 3 days a week, and and just disgusted. i cant stand not going in less than 5 days anymore!
ill add exercises later but i need some advice on this plan.
09-19-2005, 12:30 PM #2
What exercises are you doing Thursday and Friday? Most people consider lats to be part of the back.
09-19-2005, 01:05 PM #3
sorry, tuesday is lower back, and abs and such, then thursday is upper back
09-19-2005, 01:34 PM #4
09-19-2005, 02:34 PM #5Originally Posted by legobricks
It's alright I guess, Depends alot on intensity and reps/set. I have tried many diff routines and this is what works best for ME when I switch to 5 days.
Mon: Legs, traps
Tues: Chest, calves
Wed: Back, abs, forearms.
Thurs: Shoulders or Legs(every alt. week)
Fri: Arms, calves.
Not saying this is the best, but I just makes more sense than your routine and utilizes days/time/recovery better.
09-19-2005, 02:40 PM #6
thanx bro, ill try this routine and see how it works. I am also gonna try Swole cats leg routine to see how mcuh pain it really does put ya through! haha!!!
09-19-2005, 02:41 PM #7
SC's routine is intense. I noticed more help with my conditioning than anything. Good workout.
09-19-2005, 02:44 PM #8
the only thing i see is doing shoulders prior to chest. since your shoulders play such a big role in chest work.....your shoulders would still be recovering when you hit chest. i would just switch those two days up.
09-19-2005, 02:55 PM #9
appreciate the advice, thats why i come here. to ask questions before i screw things up! lol! im gonna try this routine this week and see how i feel. i wanna put on some serious size now, and i still wanna do it natty, although the AAS is in my sight and being offered to me! i think i might join the dark side!
09-19-2005, 07:37 PM #10
[QUOTE=legobricks] the base of my routine is this
Here's what I recommend, for now:
Mon. - Chest, Triceps
Tu. - Quads, Calves
Wed. - Back (Upper Back and Lats), Biceps
Th. - Off
Fri. - Hams, Lower Back
Sat. - Shoulders, Forearms
Sun. - Rest
Most early strength trainers neglect their hamstrings, that's why I included a separate workout for this muscle group. With you being in the military, they are even more important with all the running you have to do.
You can condense your workout in the week, if you desire. I was just trying to give your lower back more rest for deadlifts on friday (squats and the like on tuesday).
Last edited by striker93; 09-19-2005 at 07:57 PM.
09-19-2005, 11:03 PM #11Registered User
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It's also going to depend on how much time you want to be in the gym training.
I would definitely do chest before shoulders. Also, I'd double either biceps and triceps together and get the agonist antagonist working together in the same night. Following the same concept, you could do back/chest in the same night. Or I like doing triceps and shoulders together.
Here's my personal routine.
Mon: Chest, ABs
Tuesday: Back (all of it)
Wednesday: Quads, Calves, Hams
Thursday: Biceps, Forearms
Friday: Shoulders, Triceps
I will also sometimes do back/biceps in the same workout. You'd also want to do traps on shoulder night, but try your workout and see how you like it, if you don't like it much, you can try a combo of ours or re0create your own
09-19-2005, 11:20 PM #12
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