Need help with a split idea
- 05-11-2006, 08:08 PM
Need help with a split idea
Alright yesterday on the headline of menshealth.com was an article about circuit training full body 3 times a week. Granted it was 3 sets at one exercise per body part. I understand this is low volume but the author, who is also a personal trainer and has conducted 20,000+ research logs on clients at his gym, said by hitting the muscle 3 times a week, it will be constantly growing, thus growing bigger and stronger than hitting it once a week, not to mention you will be cutting more fat. Currently I am doing the GVT program in which I have seen tremendous strength gains. Upon my completion of GVT, I am now looking for a program that will possibly improve my strength, but get me as chisled as possible for summer. Here's my idea
Bench Press- 5 reps
ATG Squats- 5 reps
Incline Bench- 5 reps
Leg Press- 5 reps
Weighted Dips- 5 reps
Leg Curls- 5 reps
complete all supersets 3 times with a total of 1:30 rest time in between
Weighted Pullups- 5 reps
Shoulder Press- 5 reps
Seated Rows- 5 reps
Lat Raises- 5 reps
Deadlift- 5 reps
Barbell Curl- 5 reps
repeat each super set a total of 3 times
Then I was thinking to lift again on friday / saturday. Same excersises but instead of a target of 5 reps, something higher either aiming for 8 reps or for 12 reps. I was wondering if you guys think this could work in both increasing LBM / strength while becoming more defined because it is a circuit like workout.
- 05-11-2006, 09:12 PM
Men's health has some great articles and books. I know allot of guys will say that you're not allowing enough recovery hitting full body 3 times per week, but I've found that for upper body at least I seem to be recovered enough to do a full body 3 times per week -- I'm doing a similar routine right now and am on day 11 of a SuperVol cycle, but with the SV I'm probably recovering faster than normal.
Personally I say give it a shot and see how it works for you. Its got allot of great variety -- even in Arnie's Encyclopedia for his advanced routine, he's got a full body routine example 3 times per week . . .
- 05-11-2006, 09:17 PM
Well its actually 4 times a week each muscle getting worked twice.. i was thinking of a full body 3 times a week but I didn't know how to design one so if you have a good full body 3 times a week I'm all eyes and ears. Also I take 3 servings of xtend per workout day (helps w/ recovery) and am goin to start supplementing green bulge preworkout and primaforce cee post workout.
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