Thread: Arnolds Workout
01-03-2003, 04:06 AM #1
Ive been doing some reading on the way arnold used to lift. Everyone is always saying its bad to lift a muscle many times a week, but in arnolds workouts, mon, wed, and friday was chest arms and shoulders, and tues,thursday and sat were legs and back. So my question is, if working out a particular muscle many times a week isnt good, how did he get so damn big? Sorry if im asking a stupid question, but if this routine is good, i wana start doing it if i'll get more gains. If anyone uses this workout please Pm me about it, thanx
01-03-2003, 04:10 AM #2
im also trying to burn off some fat and get lean muscle, if i increased his reps per set from 8, to between 12-15, could this work good? cuz he usually did 5 sets of 8-10
01-03-2003, 05:58 AM #3
Arnold did do some crazy ass lifting, but all i can tell you is to try it for a few weeks because the only way to find out is to give a trial run. If you feel you are making better gains then stick with it. If you start to see/feel signs of overtraining then stop or switch it up a little bit.
Everybody is diffrent, but the general rule of lifting is to avoid overtraining, we do this by sticking to a limited number of sets, just because you feel like you can do more does not always mean you should. But then again some people respond diffrently. I find that i myself require more reps on certain exercises then others in order for them to grow.
If you want to lean out a little bit why don't you try supersets. you could superset bi's/trs, etc..
Another thing you could do would be to reduce your carb intake, but keep your protein where it is at if not a tad bit higher. Do Before breakfast cardio with e/c/a.
Have you considered a ketogenic diet?
01-03-2003, 09:10 AM #4
Well like BigMike J said........give it a try, of course Arnold was and still is the man in my books and I'm sure his supplement intake was a bit more than yours. LOL
01-03-2003, 12:02 PM #5
yeh, im waiting on i think its mike xxl, he's making up some keto dieets for me cuz i never heard of em
01-03-2003, 01:22 PM #6
Lol Texan. Im sure his supps were pretty high too
01-03-2003, 01:23 PM #7
Well if you are to have anymobyd make up your diets he would be one to ask.
01-05-2003, 09:28 AM #8
i have a book here that arnold write in 1983 (arnolds bodybuilding for men)
and he did a little bit abs every day..
01-05-2003, 11:11 PM #9
HOLY GINO BIGMIKE !!!!!!!!!!!!!
01-06-2003, 02:48 PM #10
in arnold's encyclopedia, he list 2 splits, the 3 day split and a 2 day split. You can tell though that he prefers the 2 day split. I would say good luck with this workout because i don't see it doing much good for anyone but arnold, i can pretty much guarantee u won't ever see a pro on a 2 day split again.
01-06-2003, 05:19 PM #11
Ya BigMike that avatar is a little disturbing.
01-06-2003, 07:17 PM #12
New issue of Flex details some of his workout routines. He was doing most lifts 3x a week. Crazy, but he's a big boy.
01-06-2003, 07:20 PM #13
yeh thats where i saw it when i bought flex
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