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Old 12-10-2005, 11:17 PM
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Quick question guys, and girls. I've been thinking of my current routine, and my goals. Which brings me to this question. Should I change to a specific bodypart exercise as opposed to a split where I do, lets say chest/shoulders in one workout session...etc. (example only). My overall goals are mass and strength. I've been seeing results and my weight keeps increasing. So I guess my main question is would I get greater results with one or the other?

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Old 12-11-2005, 07:30 AM
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You would have to post your current routine so we can see what you're doing.
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Old 12-11-2005, 08:06 AM
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We also need to know how long you've been using your current training program.

So you have specific goals? Your stated goals are conceptual...we need a target resistance gain for a couple of lifts. How fast are you progressing with your current training method?
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Old 12-11-2005, 06:24 PM
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OK fellas, lets see if I can answer all you ?'s. I know several people won't agree with my routine but it looks like this.
Day 1: Back/ Shoulders
Day 2: off
Day 3: Legs
Day 4: off
Day 5: Chest/ Arms
Day 6: off
On most off days I do cardio, abs and calves. Before my regular workouts I do cardio, abs and atleast on calf exerise. As for goal, as mentioned before I would like overall mass and strength, but bottom line is I'm reaching for the 200lb mark. I have been doing my current routine for almost 5 months now, and I am making gains. My current weight is 187lb and that is up from 173lb when I started the program I am currently on. Weight is steadily increasing, but like I mentioned in my earlier post, would it be more effective to work on muscle a day. Thanks for the input and interest in helping fellas
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Old 12-11-2005, 06:38 PM
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Natural lifter's with more than a few years experience in the gym need to train each muscle more than once a week. Protein synthesis is elevated for 48-36 hours after a intense bout of exercise. So it begs this question using chest as an example:
-Is it better to hit chest once a week, basically growing for 3 days (protein synthesis window) and maintaining for 4...Essentially having 52 growth cycles per year?

OR

-Taking advantage of that window hitting your muscles twice a week having essentially 104 growth cycles per year?

You don't need to answer that! I'm just trying to break things down to the simplest terms. To do a twice a week frequency there are a couple of options:

1) (this is what I respond best to)
Upper
Lower
OFF
Upper
Lower
OFF
OFF

OR

2)
Upper
Lower
OFF
Chest/Shoulders/Triceps (push)
Back/Biceps (push)
Legs
OFF

-Whatever you decide on, I recommend trying to keep at least two, preferrably three days off to grow. There are a ton of different ways to increase your frequency, I just inputted the two I feel are the best. Also, you need to divide the workload as well. You cannot do too much in one day.
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Old 12-11-2005, 08:54 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by 0311

Chest/Shoulders/Triceps (push)
Back/Biceps (push)


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typo?
Chest/Shoulders/Triceps (push)
Back/Biceps (pull)
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Old 12-11-2005, 09:00 PM
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Quote:
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typo?
Chest/Shoulders/Triceps (push)
Back/Biceps (pull)
Oops! :(
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