legs once a week versus 2x a week...

  1. legs once a week versus 2x a week...


    ok hopefully this is my last post regarding my routine...

    my routine is currently like this:

    mondays = back/chest (deadlifts, tbar rows bent over rows for back which i guess use legs here and there - more so the deads)

    tues/wed = off or cardio if i cbf

    thursday = legs (squats etc)
    friday = arms/shoulders


    Now I'm sitting here (its tuesday) and I'm thinking... what if I put my legs day on tuesday and another on fridays, and moved my arms/shoulder day down to thursday

    ie: monday = chest/back
    tues = legs
    wed = off
    thurs = arms/shoulders
    friday = legs

    I am wondering who else here does anything along these lines? Squats are the king exercise for mass so its really tempting but I am wondering whether my legs will recover in time between tues-friday, and also enough from fri-mon before i deadlift for my back workout?

    I'm starting a 5x5 workout which I have read you're not meant to lift till failure on the 5th, just do the 5 (not too easy) and slowly every week or 2nd week add really really small amounts of weight

    any suggestions would be appreciated


  2. my leg days are usually wed and sunday.. heavy on one of the two days then light high rep on the other

  3. I squat 3 times a week. Been doing it for years now.
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  4. I dont know how you do that.
    I'll give 2x a week a go.

  5. It's easy actually, checkout Mark Rippetoe, Bill Starr, Glen Pendalay etc etc..

  6. Yea I have I just never decided to do some of those workouts cause some of them did say to squat 3x a week... I thought theres no way I could do that

    Ah well ill post back in a few months with whatever results I have gained

  7. Quote Originally Posted by soseg View Post
    Yea I have I just never decided to do some of those workouts cause some of them did say to squat 3x a week... I thought theres no way I could do that

    Ah well ill post back in a few months with whatever results I have gained
    Ofcourse you can

  8. all i know is that my legs arent even close to 100% after 2 days so yeah... we'll see

  9. Quote Originally Posted by soseg View Post
    all i know is that my legs arent even close to 100% after 2 days so yeah... we'll see
    You dont go to failure when squatting 3 times a week, it's based on progression from wo to wo..
  

  
 

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