01-17-2004, 06:20 PM #1
Any comments on upper body workout
Just wanted to see what everyone thought about my upper body workout. That's me in the avatar, or you can go to http://anabolicreview.com/vbulletin/...ad.php?t=78762
to get a better feel for what I'm lacking. I don't have access to many free weights, so most of the routine is done on machines.
4X8 Machine Bench Press
4X8 Pec Deck (Butterflys)
3X8 Cable Crossovers
4X8 Tricep extensions
4X8 Tricep Pulldowns
4X8 dumbell vertical raises (not sure actual name, had brain fart)
3X8 Front Raises
4X8 Lateral Raises
3X8 Bent Lateral Raises
4X25 Heavy weighted pull-down crunches
4X8 medium weight dumbell curls
4X8 EZ Bar curls (heavy)
3X8 Isolation Curls
4X8 Lat Pulldowns
3X8 Lat Pulldowns (facing bar, close grip, pulling toward stomach)
3X8 Bent Rows
Thanks for looking, let me know if you think I could be over training anything or if you can look at the picture and tell if anything is majorly underworked (prob. lats)
01-18-2004, 01:54 AM #2LM1332 Guest
hmm i have a similar schedule 3 times a week but i break it down differently and works wonders for me
Tuesday...Arms///sometimes I do a split on it sometimes I don’t. If I do a split it looks like this. Shoulders/Tris (morning) Tris/Bis (evening) just to give my Tris an extra workout
Thursday...Legs including calves also a split Quads/Calves (morning) Hamstrings/Calves (night) a bump to bigOL with helping me to get a routine for my legs
Saturday is my Back/Chest day
All in all I have 7 days between each muscle group except bis/tris they get hit about every 3 days.
01-18-2004, 01:55 AM #3LM1332 Guest
btw i include my traps with my shoulder workout
01-18-2004, 02:46 AM #4Originally Posted by teenpowerlift
01-18-2004, 12:36 PM #5
I'm trying to put on size, especially in back/bis area, and maybe maintain and define arms, chest, and shoulders, to help my back get caught up.
01-18-2004, 01:06 PM #6
8x3 on major lifts....bro.. it will slap some crazy size on you..
pm me and ill help you out cuz.
01-18-2004, 01:24 PM #7
If your back needs to catch up with the rest u might want to hit it first each week while your body is fresh......u posted bi exercises before back exercises, if u do bis first in your routine it will hurt your back workout....for back I like barbell rows, wide grip pullups(instead of pulldowns), dumbell rows, deadlifts....for change I will add seated pulley rows, pulldowns - either close grip, wide grip, or reverse grip), or machine rows.
01-18-2004, 05:26 PM #8
I agree that you should try to get to a gym that has free weights bro.
Also, I think that you should include some cardio in your routine. Personally, I find it helps with my stamina and breathing while lifting.
01-18-2004, 09:00 PM #9
Thanks for the help guys
01-19-2004, 12:23 AM #10
And I would really like to be able to go to the gym, but I'm a full time student and work part time at night. So I normally don't have time to drive to the gym (nearest one is 20 mins. away). So I had to invest in a home machine. But I guess it is about time to invest in some free weights as well. Would you say the first thing I should get is a bench/incline/decline? Just trying to find out what I should invest in first. Or maybe a cardio machine? Lord knows I need that. I do no cardio as is.
01-25-2004, 12:40 AM #11Banned
Originally Posted by teenpowerlift
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Just go out the door and take a run, it's the best cardio out there for burning the fat.
01-25-2004, 01:15 AM #12
Thanks Nynsb. And for once, that was a pretty decent reply. I just hate to run. Would rather peddle a bike in place or some sh** than run outside. That's just me. Plus, when there's bad weather, doesn't it kinda mess up your cardio for the day?
01-25-2004, 05:32 AM #13
you got too many isolation exercises and not enough compounds.
01-25-2004, 10:02 AM #14
darkseid nailed it, forget about isolation exercises for putting on mass, all compound movements for me, also, in the summer, i do wind sprints and other sprinting programs for my cardio, helps a lot with leg strenght too, also, what you should buy for home is a power rack, adjustable bench and a straight bar w/ plates, you really don't need anything else to get a complete workout
01-26-2004, 01:44 AM #15Junior Member
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Free weights alll the way. Machines will slow you down and prevent ancillary muscles from developing.
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