Feel like my training routine isnt really there????
- 10-22-2008, 02:52 PM
Feel like my training routine isnt really there????
I havent been on the site in forever, but just got back from a long while away....
SOOOOOOOOOOO HERE IT IS.........
CURRENT STATS 5'11 209 bf% ??
I workout mon-fri, and my training split is as follows
mon- chest / bis (cardio 25mins)
tues-back / tris(cardio 25mins)
wed- legs(cardio 25mins)
thur-shoulders traps(cardio 25mins)
frid- cardio (45mins)...
I typically do 4 sets of 15 reps on all muscle groups.
The biggest issue I have now is that I dont feel that my workout is really working? My diet is as follows,
wake up at 0630, cereal and a banana
pre workout protein shake
post workout lean meat (i.e. tuna, or coldcut slices)
early pm, protein shake
- 10-22-2008, 07:48 PM
10-23-2008, 06:56 AM
Id put that leg day in between your chest/bi and back/tri days. Otherwise your tris and bis will be getting hammered on monday and tuesday consecutively. Give them time to rest between. And then maybe even swap your thursday and friday for the same reason. Maybe try switching to a lower rep program for 6 weeks and see if that helps too. Might just need change.
10-23-2008, 12:00 PM
I usually wake up at 630 for about an hour (work related) then hit the bed again till 9, then go to sleep around 10 at night ish. been using the current training routine for about 3 months. I am switching it next week to one muscle group a day stacked with cardio right after.
Hey maverick, yea I am going to do what you said about putting that leg day in between to not over do my arms. My biggest thing that I cant get over is that I am not dropping weight or getting more cut what so ever.
10-24-2008, 03:53 PM
As far as losing weight goes, I can only guess. Do you drink enough water every day? Your food list that you posted sounds like its only about 1200 or so calories by my quick estimation, so youd think youd drop some weight with that. Do you drink juices or soda between meals and maybe get a lot of extra calories from that? Thats what my mom does, she adds up all her food calories and thinks shes only eating 1400, but she doesnt count the 1000 calories of milk, juice, and sugar filled tea she drinks all day.
10-24-2008, 05:39 PM
Are your sets to failure?,...if not, need more volume! Rep range is high, I find the sweet spot to be 10 reps!
Think training's hard,. try losing!
10-24-2008, 08:00 PM
Freedom means nothing here.
10-26-2008, 03:28 PM
Force of Green, Yea I see what you mean, but I have always struggled to keep weight down, I can kill the gym with intensity, do 45-to 1hr of cardio and still not drop weight.. I am trying to get down to 190ish, but still have some muscle mass on me to be cut up a bit... I think I will up my protein, keep some lean meats in there and keep the water to 1gal per day.....
Hey maverick, no im good about the juices and soda, I only drink diet soda (maybe one a day at most) and no juices.....
ANY OTHER IDEAS???? Thanks to all that have been putting in some replies guys!! THanks!
10-27-2008, 04:57 PM
10-27-2008, 05:16 PM
Go on a modified contest diet. Eat protein every 2-3 hrs with a veggie carb and oatmeal with protein powder mixed in for breakfast. You need to up the protein to get your metabolism rolling and support muscle growth.
10-29-2008, 08:44 AM
10-29-2008, 10:38 AM
10-29-2008, 02:39 PM
10-29-2008, 03:57 PM
Soldier, your good attitude and open mindedness are why you're getting responses from some respected board members like ForceGreen and Crader.
I suggest picking up a cheap caliper. Then do a quick search for links to skinfold calculators. The "?" next to bf% in your initial post is crucial missing info that would truely let you know if you're progressing or not.
Next set up a free fitday trial account. I'm not saying you should always count every single calorie. But fitday forces you to see exactly what you're eating. It took me about 3 days on fitday to completely revamp the way I "see" what 40g of carbs "looks" like and what 40g "protein" looks like.
As far as training goes, popular searches could include P/RR/S, Max OT, German Volume Training, HST, and DC. I'm not saying I like or dislike any of those routines. But reading about those will at least give you a bit more direction.
10-29-2008, 04:08 PM
10-29-2008, 04:12 PM
Crader and Force of Green, Thanks for the advise and also the sample AM meal you did, that sounds like what I will try starting tomorrow since im a bit late today lol,
Celc5, I appreciate the info and the kudos, I have always tried to learn and am always receptive to new ideas so I appreicate that.. As for the fitday, I will check it out today! never heard of it so I am excited to check it out... as for the training, here is what my split looks like and TO ALL please let me know what you think / or if its good, bad, ugly or sad! lol
MIND YOU, I just started this style workout this week, before I was doing chest/bis------- back/tris--------legs----- shoulders---- cardio
day one chest:
incline barbell 6 sets 8 x 12 reps
incline dumbell 6 sets 8 x 12 reps
Pec deck fly's 4 sets 8 x 12 reps
flat bench 4 sets 8 x 12 reps
flat dumbell 4 sets 8 x 12 reps
decline bench 4 sets 10 x 20
day 2 back :
pull ups (assisted) 4 sets 10 x 20
lat pull down 6 sets 8 x 12 reps
low lat pull machine 6 sets 8 x 12 reps
dumbell row 6 sets 8 x 12 reps
seated cable row 6 sets 8 x 12 reps
day 3 shoulders
db press 4 sets 8 x 12 reps
machine shoulder press 4 sets 8 x 12 reps
db side laterals 4 sets 8 x 12 reps
bent over rear delt raise 4 sets 8 x 12 reps
(machine pec deck)rear delt 4 sets 8 x 12 reps
front dumbell raises 4 sets 8 x 12 reps
dumbell shrugs 6 sets 8 x 12 reps
day 4 arms
barbell curl 6 sets 8 x 12 reps
machine single arm curl 6 sets 8 x 12 reps
hammer curl 6 sets 8 x 12 reps
rope extension 6 sets 8 x 12 reps
close grip bench 6 sets 8 x 12 reps
straight bar pressdown 6 sets 8 x 12 reps
dip machine 6 sets 8 x 12 reps
Reverse Curls 6 sets 8 x12 reps
day 5 legs
smith machine squat 6 sets 8 x 12 reps
leg extension 6 sets 8 x 12 reps
leg press 6 sets 8 x 12 reps
leg curl 6 sets 8 x 12 reps
10-29-2008, 04:26 PM
Well that is the split I use at 1 bodypart a day.
W- chest/leg shaping
With abs in on two sometimes more of those days.
And cardio hopefully at least 3 times a day for 20-45 min.
I'm fairly lean so I use it to maintain you can adjust to your body needs.
In the am first thing drink a thing of water and take your fat burner..begin the oatmeal 30 min later. Take fat burners 3 times a day and keep that diet clean. You will be where you want in no time!!
10-29-2008, 04:43 PM
10-29-2008, 04:53 PM
What is the dosage you are on? Can you take the primatine tabs from CVS or Walgreens?
When I'm doing contest style I used 2 primatine in the am
2 in the afternoon with a Reloaded
and 2 Lipo PM with 2 DCP
I took 2 DcP in the AM and 3 in the afternoon
And we won't speak of the clen..lol
10-29-2008, 05:03 PM
10-29-2008, 05:06 PM
10-29-2008, 05:14 PM
10-29-2008, 07:08 PM
Great! I am glad to hear that my workout isnt off base... I was a bit worried that it might be a bit on the side of excessive... As for the fat burner, sounds good.... I have been taking VPX Redline and I like the feeling it gives.. have taken a plethora of diff ones in the past also but like these a lot.. as for good ol' clen, i will swing that bat later I took it last year and I think it went OK at best....
10-30-2008, 07:44 PM
10-31-2008, 10:34 PM
11-01-2008, 12:01 AM
Just be sure to thoroughly research everything you take. For example, the tyrosine is super cheap and great for workout focus. But with the mental alertness enhancement, you run risk of loosing sleep if you dose too high or too close to bed time. Some report "not being able to turn the brain off" (me inlcuded). Also, there's a risk of addiction if you run tyrosine every day.
That's not meant to be a scare post and I made it sound worse than it really is. Just be sure to not just buy something because it sounds good at first glance. And when you do make your purchase, have confidence that you know what you're doing beforehand.
11-01-2008, 07:46 PM
Celc5, Thanks, I know what you mean about buying or getting into things just because they sound good.. I appreciate it! But yea, thats one thing with me, before I get a supp, I try my best to research it and check out the pros and cons prior to. I have been diligent in my search to find supps in the past that might have a good effect on me and have steered away from some and went with others.. BUT. nonetheless, I appreciate your tip though!!
11-01-2008, 09:00 PM
Some excellent replies already. I suggest you read Gaining mass in a nutshell (a big nutshell) , but basically you need to structure in more meals.
As for training styles, if you've been doing splits for a while, you might want to try switching it up for a few weeks. I had excellent results (as well as many others) from using German Volume Training by Coach Poliquin.
Also I see you are trying to cut; supplements can help but don't let them blind you. Look into HIIT training to get your metabolism revved.
Fitday is also a great tool; stick with it for atleast 2 weeks to see what your avg. daily caloric intake is, and see if you gained/lost weight. This will help you determine your BMR, and help you find out how much you need to eat to lose fat.
11-01-2008, 10:21 PM
Yeah, I think I might stick with my split for at least 8wks... I just started it and monday begins wk2.
Might switch to GVT after, just want to see what a better diet and this program will do.....
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