Critique my training cycle

  1. New Member
    Flex55's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Posts
    3
    Rep Power
    143
    Level
    2
    Lv. Percent
    19.17%

    Critique my training cycle


    2 Day Split Workout

    4 days a week - 2 on, 1 off, 2 on, 2 off

    Upper/Lower workouts

    Upper:
    DB flat bench 1x10, 1x5
    Upright rows 1x10, 1x5
    Incline smith bench 1x10, 1x5
    DB rows 1x10, 1x5
    Front raises 1x10, 1x5
    Pulldowns 1x10, 1x5
    Barbell curls 1x10, 1x5
    Headbangers 1x10, 1x5

    Lower:
    Squat 1x10, 1x5
    Stiff legged lift 1x10, 1x5
    Lunges 1x10, 1x5
    Leg curls 1x10, 1x5
    Calf raises 1x10, 1x5
    Sit ups 1x10, 1x8
    Side crunches 1x10, 1x8

    Off days - kick boxing class (1 hour)

  2. New Member
    tatortodd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Age
    41
    Posts
    341
    Rep Power
    312
    Level
    16
    Lv. Percent
    47.87%

    Have you considered one of the shoulder press variations (front barbell or DB) instead of the upright rows and front raises?

    Are you getting much out of your leg curls? My hams are fried after doing SLDL's so I know that if I did leg curls afterwards I'd be doing more than I could recover from. However, everybody is different.

    ~Todd
  3. Senior Member
    sage's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Age
    33
    Posts
    1,606
    Rep Power
    956
    Level
    33
    Lv. Percent
    49.91%
    Achievements Activity ProPosting Pro

    Originally posted by Flex55
    2 Day Split Workout

    4 days a week - 2 on, 1 off, 2 on, 2 off

    Upper/Lower workouts

    Upper:
    DB flat bench 1x10, 1x5
    Upright rows 1x10, 1x5
    Incline smith bench 1x10, 1x5
    DB rows 1x10, 1x5
    Front raises 1x10, 1x5
    Pulldowns 1x10, 1x5
    Barbell curls 1x10, 1x5
    Headbangers 1x10, 1x5

    Lower:
    Squat 1x10, 1x5
    Stiff legged lift 1x10, 1x5
    Lunges 1x10, 1x5
    Leg curls 1x10, 1x5
    Calf raises 1x10, 1x5
    Sit ups 1x10, 1x8
    Side crunches 1x10, 1x8

    Off days - kick boxing class (1 hour)
    Not a big fan of upper/lower body split however not to bad of a layout you got going. Some suggestions..... no primary tricep work. close-grip, db/bb skulls good choices (unless headbangers are skullcrushers...just never heard someone call it that) i dont think you will have a problem with recovery since there will atleast be 2 full days of rest between two upper body day or lower body day, and b/c you're not like some, choosing the same amount of exercise, but with 2-3 more sets for each exercise (geez). I dont find the leg curls necessary... if anythign, add one more set of sldl instead. but again....its a good layout.
    Sage
    •   
       

  4. New Member
    fuzz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Posts
    15
    Rep Power
    142
    Level
    3
    Lv. Percent
    28.75%

    Looks like a pretty good split, actually. I see no real need for direct anterior delt work with the two pressing movements and the upright row to hit the posterior and medial delt. I assume you will be staying away from failure for the sets? That would be the best way to go to stay fresh with this kind of frequency.

    Another option would be to concentrate on higher reps (pump growth) one week with 2 sets of 12 for each exercise, and focus on power the other week, with 2 or 3 sets of 5. All should be done not to failure. Splitting things up like that might allow for better improvments, as its more specialized.

Similar Forum Threads

  1. Please critique my upcoming cycle!
    By 700orBust in forum Anabolics
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 01-14-2006, 09:16 PM
  2. Critique my second cycle.......
    By BigMatty in forum Anabolics
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 11-26-2005, 04:01 PM
  3. I need the masses to critique my planned cycle
    By Marshall Law in forum Anabolics
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 07-30-2005, 11:07 AM
  4. Critique my First Cycle!
    By MMMSNATCH in forum Cycle Info
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 10-29-2004, 02:11 PM
  5. Advice/Critique my first cycle.
    By Blatalian in forum Anabolics
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 10-09-2003, 12:24 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Log in