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    this is a routine my trainer put together for me. my goals are size and strength.
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    I am not a trainer nor do I play one on TV. Also, I don't know your background, training history or cycle info. Finally, any input I provided is worth exactly what you paid for it. With that said...

    In general, rep ranges seem good for growth but maybe a bit high for strength. Only you know what your preference is there.

    You are working biceps on back to back days. That seems a bit much and you will likely want to space arm work out more for recovery time.

    In fact, the program seems a little arm heavy. The inclusion of a dedicated arm day seems a bit excessive but maybe you are lagging there? Dedicated forearm work... I've never really been a fan but if your goal is to get on stage, every little bit helps.

    I DO like the inclusion of two leg days. I do not like the exclusion of deadlifts if you are trying to build strength. Deadlifts will also pump the hell out of your forearms.

    Are the good mornings seated or standing? I've used the seated version to really build low back strength that carries over to both the squat and deadlift.

    Maybe it makes sense to give it a try for a few weeks, though, particularly if you think your trainer is good. He or she is getting paid for their workout advice while I am not.
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    I like my trainer he's a really good person and obviously what he has done worked for him but I'ma starting to have my doubts. Can anyone recommend someone who can build a routine Base on where im at and my goals? I am willing to pay for it I just don't want to be scammed so I am looking for referrals not the first person to message me.

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    I read around here a lot but hardly comment! I’ve read all your posts I think, diet, wanna give up, training.

    First thing the trainer. He might be a good guy but he isn’t the right guy for you!
    Is he even a pt or just a guy that looks good that you’ve got to pt. or a pure gym type pt?
    Either way I honestly didn’t think people train like that any more :/ .
    So you do 4 working sets, for squats say. you find a weight that you can do 12 reps, go up do 12 reps go up do 12 reps go up do 12 rep... wtf! This is how I started training when I first stepped in the gym and didn’t know what to do.

    You say you’ve been eating and training the same for 3 years. Then I’d say what you eat and how you train equals the body you have.

    You need to drastically change how you train. I’d say half the time and increase the Intensity, But we’re all different so you need to find how your body responds. (The time youve had pt and the way you eat Im guessing you have money, find a better trainer)

    I do a 7 day split just because i work night shifts and it’s the only way I sleep and eat enough to change.
    If you can forget a 7 day week and do a a 5/6 day split.

    Also the food. 6 months ago I was healtyish eating, but like you (it seems) 95% of my meals were out.
    Not only was it a lot of money but it just don’t compare to preparing your meals.
    I eat a lot of the same and a lot of bland food, but I make most imof it myself now.
    I normally still eat out once a day. Normally after training go for food. Chicken and rice like Nando’s normally lol, or a shush... plus gfc nuggets from Leon are a great snack!

    Just my 2 cents I’ve wrote on the bus home lol. Go don’t give up. Imagine what we’d look like with no training!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Littlearnie View Post
    I read around here a lot but hardly comment! Iíve read all your posts I think, diet, wanna give up, training.

    First thing the trainer. He might be a good guy but he isnít the right guy for you!
    Is he even a pt or just a guy that looks good that youíve got to pt. or a pure gym type pt?
    Either way I honestly didnít think people train like that any more :/ .
    So you do 4 working sets, for squats say. you find a weight that you can do 12 reps, go up do 12 reps go up do 12 reps go up do 12 rep... wtf! This is how I started training when I first stepped in the gym and didnít know what to do.

    You say youíve been eating and training the same for 3 years. Then Iíd say what you eat and how you train equals the body you have.

    You need to drastically change how you train. Iíd say half the time and increase the Intensity, But weíre all different so you need to find how your body responds. (The time youve had pt and the way you eat Im guessing you have money, find a better trainer)

    I do a 7 day split just because i work night shifts and itís the only way I sleep and eat enough to change.
    If you can forget a 7 day week and do a a 5/6 day split.

    Also the food. 6 months ago I was healtyish eating, but like you (it seems) 95% of my meals were out.
    Not only was it a lot of money but it just donít compare to preparing your meals.
    I eat a lot of the same and a lot of bland food, but I make most imof it myself now.
    I normally still eat out once a day. Normally after training go for food. Chicken and rice like Nandoís normally lol, or a shush... plus gfc nuggets from Leon are a great snack!

    Just my 2 cents Iíve wrote on the bus home lol. Go donít give up. Imagine what weíd look like with no training!
    My diet was horrible up until a couple months ago and I definitely have an issues with intensity it seems I am failing before the muscle I'ma working fails if that makes sense I'ma not sure if it's just a mental thing or not. As far as my trainer he's kinda a friend so he's a lot cheaper than anyone else and that's about all I can afford at the moment. I really just use him for motivation to help me through those tough times.

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