- 09-21-2008, 11:35 PM
Hello everyone. Basically been looking all night in alot of places in search for a nice PUSH/PULL/LEGS routine. Anyone care to help me out...maybe one you have had great success with. Hypertrophy is the goal.
push - quads, chest, tris, calves, shoulders (front/lateral delts)
pull - hams, back, bis, traps, (rear delts)
- 09-22-2008, 01:22 AM
I've really enjoyed a push/pull of the following:
Push: quads, chest, tris, calves, anterior and medial delts
Pull: Hams, dorsiflexion, back, traps, posterior delts, biceps
you can get a lot of good cross-over with big lifts i.e. push press or jerk works both delts and quads, or romanian deads work both back and hammies. I used about 8 movements per workout and set it up so it was:
Week One - push rest pull rest push
Week two - pull rest push rest pull
thus, every body part gets worked 3 times every 2 weeks, or twice in every five days.
09-22-2008, 09:31 AM
09-22-2008, 11:56 AM
i did supersets, set and rep volume varied, from 2sets of 20 to 4sets of 6, with 4x8 and 3x12 in there too. I like varying my sets/reps, keeps me from getting used to any particular one. If I were to pick just one, I'd say either the 3x12 or the 4x6.
09-22-2008, 03:11 PM
Please comment on any glaring mistakes and any additional comments would be greatly appreciated.
Front squats (2x6-8
BB walking lunges or split leg lunges (2x10)
Incl DB Press (3x8)
Hammer Flat Press (2x5)
Weighted Dips (3x8)
BTN Standing Press (3x8)
DB Lateral Raise (3x10)
Seated Calf Raise (2x12)(Done DC style)
Sumo Press (2x8)
Incl DB Curl (3x8)
Preacher Curl (2x6)
Hammer Shrugs (3x10)
Bentover BB Rows (at 90degrees)(2x10)
I will rotate exercises every 2 weeks. Exercise that will be rotated in:
a. back squats
b. hack squats
c. box stepups w/db
d. bb bench press
e. bb incl bench press
g. hammer pressdown
h. standing calf raises
i. military press
j. hammer shoulder press
m. BB row
n. rack chins (weighted)
o. BB curls
p. hammer curls
q. pec dec (rear delts)
09-22-2008, 04:03 PM
wow. Love it! You're either doing or rotating in pretty much all of my fav moves. Personally, after a week or two, I would shoot for increasing anything that I am doing 2 sets of to 3 sets, but I like set progression as well as weight progression, so that's really just a personal preference.
I would also do Deadlifts first on pull day - they're pretty draining and if I do other movements before them, I find my dead really suffers.
Great looking workout - I might just copy and paste this somewhere for later reference!
09-22-2008, 10:46 PM
Thanks man. After looking at it, I really like this setup, except for one thing. Do you or anyone for that matter think i may be doing too much in terms of my lower back? (I dont want it to explode). Basically, i would be squatting/deads/squatting in 1 week. What do you think? Too much and if so, how could i rotate this so that dont kill my back?
I did the push part today, and felt great, and only spent a little over an hour in the gym. Deadlifts will definitely be first on pull days....no doubt. After a few weeks, i may add a set or so to certain exercises, but ill just see how my body adjusts. For now, i will do the exercises listed until I stop progressing on a certain one.
thanks man for the help
09-23-2008, 11:30 AM
I do deads and squats and then power cleans or some other olympic lift on different days every week - and my back is my strongest bodypart in result. My lower back was sore at first when i started training with so many big lifts, but i threw in some reverse hyperextensions and those "backward situp" things (I don't know what they're called but you hang with your legs in a brace and your head towards the floor and straighten at the waist). So, your back won't explode if you keep form and work with weight you can handle. And you can throw in those "support" exercises if you find you need them.
09-24-2008, 09:38 AM
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