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Old 08-22-2010, 02:44 PM   #1
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Question Starting a new routine, thoughts on old and new?

Hi guys, new to the forums here but been reading for a few months. Lot's of good information. I tried to piece together different things and came up with this workout:

A Day (legs/lower back):
Squats 3x5 (full warmup sets first)
Leg Press 3x8-12
Leg Extension 3x8-12
Calf Press 3x15
Dead Lift 1x (full warmup sets first)

B Day (chese/tris):
Flat Bench 3x5 (full warmup sets first)
Weighted Dips 3x5
Incline Bench 3x5
Tricep Extension (cables) 3x8-12
Decline Flys 3x8-12
Behind the head tricep extensions using a dumbell, 3x8-12 with 15 pushups between sets

C Day (shoulders/bis):
Military Press 3x5 (full warmup sets first)
Weighted Pull Ups 3x5
Arnold Dumbell Press 3x8-12
Preacher Curls 3x8-12
Seated Row 3x8-12
Shoulder Curls 3x8-12 with dumbell curl sets of 8-12 between sets

And I throw in varying ab exercises each day I lift but man I hate working abs! Basically I tried to mix up higher weight lower rep and lower weight higher rep exercises. Been getting pretty good results but it's been about 3 months now and I'm thinking a change is in order to shock my body. Hoping to start something new in September when I get back from a wedding. My schedule goes: A day, B day, cardio, C day, A day, cardio, B day, C day, cardio, etc. This gives me either 4-5 days between muscle groups.

Basically I thought I would get your thoughts on what I put together myself. Also I think for a couple of months I am going to try to do a dumbell regiment before going back to this in November maybe. Any thoughts on the matter are greatly appreciated!
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Old 08-22-2010, 02:45 PM   #2
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Sorry, that's 1x5 for the deadlifts.
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Old 08-23-2010, 07:03 AM   #3
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I'd strogly suggest looking into an established routine like Rippetoe's Starting Strength. If you're set on using this routine, you need a little help. I would do more sets on your compound lifts (bench, squat, dead, military press) bumping them up to 5X5. I think a 3X5 is good....on a cut, but looking at the rest of your program, you aren't on a cut.

Secondly, do your deadlifts on your back day.

Third, where is your upper back?

You may also want to look at your chest day. Without looking it up, I wanna say I've been advised against decline flyes, but can't recall the reason. You can go with a decline press & change your incline to incline flye.

Those are some of the things I noticed. Like I said, look at an established program and I'll think you'll get to where you're going a lot faster as they've already done the thought and theory behind the lifts.
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Old 08-23-2010, 02:26 PM   #4
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I'd strogly suggest looking into an established routine like Rippetoe's Starting Strength. If you're set on using this routine, you need a little help. I would do more sets on your compound lifts (bench, squat, dead, military press) bumping them up to 5X5. I think a 3X5 is good....on a cut, but looking at the rest of your program, you aren't on a cut.

Secondly, do your deadlifts on your back day.

Third, where is your upper back?

You may also want to look at your chest day. Without looking it up, I wanna say I've been advised against decline flyes, but can't recall the reason. You can go with a decline press & change your incline to incline flye.

Those are some of the things I noticed. Like I said, look at an established program and I'll think you'll get to where you're going a lot faster as they've already done the thought and theory behind the lifts.
Thanks for the input. I did Starting Strength for a couple of months Dec-Jan before I broke my finger, then had to take a few months off before getting cleared again (even getting to bend it again sucked). Anyways got cleared and started this about a month after.

My upper back I hit with the pullups and the rows. Even feel it with the military press (or I may be just deceiving myself with that) a bit. Does the upper back need more than that? I could stick with this and go to 5x5 for some of the sets, but after 3-4 months should I not mix it up? Or stick with it until I stop seeing gains?

I am trying to lose a little around the waist. At about 8.7% BF now and looking to get below 8. I'm so good on the weekdays, but man those weekends are hard. Ha anyways that's a problem I need to face on my own. Any help with the workout is appreciated!
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Thanks for the input. I did Starting Strength for a couple of months Dec-Jan before I broke my finger, then had to take a few months off before getting cleared again (even getting to bend it again sucked). Anyways got cleared and started this about a month after.

My upper back I hit with the pullups and the rows. Even feel it with the military press (or I may be just deceiving myself with that) a bit. Does the upper back need more than that? I could stick with this and go to 5x5 for some of the sets, but after 3-4 months should I not mix it up? Or stick with it until I stop seeing gains?

I am trying to lose a little around the waist. At about 8.7% BF now and looking to get below 8. I'm so good on the weekdays, but man those weekends are hard. Ha anyways that's a problem I need to face on my own. Any help with the workout is appreciated!
My bad, didn't even notice your back exercises, just looked at your workout titles and didn't notice it. Your program will work, but I still thing SS is better for you. Also, you may want to add leg curls or Straight Legged Deadlifts to your leg days to hit the glutes/hams.....or add both.

Finally, in workouts A & B you're hitting each bodypart roughly 3 times while workout C has you hitting each twice (given there is an extra bodypart there). It really looks like you're combining several workout programs into 1. Most of the programs I see like this would be a lower/upper split, or a push / pull split, but there doesn't seem to be the same type of synergy in your program that I've seen from others.
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