Please, rate my workout (mon - wed - fri) [hypertrophy]

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    Please, rate my workout (mon - wed - fri) [hypertrophy]


    Mon - A
    Wed - B
    Fri - A
    Mon - B
    Wed - A
    Fri - B
    ...


    Details:
    -4sets x 8-10reps on each exercise(except for calves or abs)
    -Increasing the weight or reps on each routine....

    Routine A
    Bench Press
    Wide Grip Chin-up
    Squat
    Barbell Curl
    Dips

    Routine B
    Incline Bench Press
    Seated Row
    Stiff
    Shoulder Press
    Seated Calf Press

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    This is a lot of overtraining. You need more than just 2 workouts to do each week especially when training with such high intensity to elicit hypertrophy. Not only that but you are doing shoulder work 6 days straight. Even though benching is a chest exercise, it works out your shoulders more than you think, along with many other chest exercises. Then you go right to shoulders the next day and repeat this 3 times a week. You should pick a 4 day split or something along the lines of that.

    I thought that was a monday-saturday, didn't see the different days. I still think you should go with a 4 day split though, and get a wider range of exercises.
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    how is your 4 day split? push/pull?

    or 4 differents muscles on each day?
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    4 sets of 8-10 are a mass oriented workout. if you're going all out for size, you need deadlifts. not the stiff legged variety either.

    i don't know if i personally would work on biceps directly or calves if overall mass was my goal - they won't grow by more than a pound each in your bodybuilding career. just my 2 cents though - do what works for you.
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    im currently doing a 4-day split and lovin it. this is it as follows:

    mon-A
    tues-B
    wed-off
    thurs-c
    fri-d

    A- legs/back/bis/calves
    b-chest/shoulders/tris/abs

    C-same as A but diff. exercises
    D- same as B but diff. exercises


    and pretty much all compound moves- squats/ rack-pulls/stiff leg deads/ bench press, etc. ive found its great for gaining lean mass in a hurry!
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    and i try and keep it in 6-10 rep range to keep gaining strength while also gaining mass.
    every week ive been consistently adding 5-10lbs to every compound exercise
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    i find that heavy back days paired with heavy leg days seem to help a little with natural GH release. especially when your total set volume is low and intensity is high....also hitting them more frequently with more rest days has its advantages also.
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    check out the HST stuff if you wanna go with MWF.

    other than that I wouldnt do direct bi's and calves that much, and if you are gonna throw in isolated movements...where is the tri's?
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    thanks all the comments.

    @suncloud
    I put stiff cause I need to train my hamstrings.
    ....and do what works for me... but what worked well to me until now were the 4day split and 3day split. Hitting each muscle once a week.

    But Im not gaining any mass for a long time, so I decided to change my workout plan.



    @bigrobk
    I did this split but didnt work for me.



    @carpee
    I will hit my tri's doin' dips
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    Mon - A
    Wed - B
    Fri - A
    Mon - B
    Wed - A
    Fri - B
    ...
    I would change this to three days per week, afterall, muscle only grows when it rests. Although this is a fantasic set up.


    Details:
    -4sets x 8-10reps on each exercise(except for calves or abs)
    -Increasing the weight or reps on each routine....

    Routine A
    Bench Press
    Wide Grip Chin-up
    Squat
    Barbell Curl
    Dips
    Looks fine, although I would change it to wide grip pullups (pullups are performed overhand, chins underhand).

    Routine B
    Incline Bench Press
    Seated Row
    Stiff
    Shoulder Press
    Seated Calf Press
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    This looks fine. Just perform shoulder presses before incline presses so not to pre-exhaust the anterior deltoids before the workload.
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    If i were to split up a workout for someone 3days a week it would be something like this.

    1. squats 3x5-12
    hack squats 2x20
    Shoulder press standing strict 2x8
    Chest supported row 3x8
    calves
    abs

    2. incline bench 3x5-10
    dumbell flat 2x10
    close grip bench 2x8
    rear delts 6 sets various exercises
    some kind of dumbell tricep work

    3 deads 2-3 sets of 5 depending on how advanced you are.
    box squats 3x 3-5 this will strengthen hips
    chins, or pullups 3x???
    posterior work reverse hypers, hypers, GHR, GM's etc
    some sort of row 3x10
    abs


    I might add the chins in the first day. the split seems kind of weird, but it gets the exercises in when they need to be done. This is kind of what i am doing now. But i changed it up a bit for a normal gym goer. I also would not be going to failure very often.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LeBronJames View Post
    thanks all the comments.

    @suncloud
    I put stiff cause I need to train my hamstrings.
    ....and do what works for me... but what worked well to me until now were the 4day split and 3day split. Hitting each muscle once a week.

    But Im not gaining any mass for a long time, so I decided to change my workout plan.



    @bigrobk
    I did this split but didnt work for me.



    @carpee
    I will hit my tri's doin' dips

    you're right you will..but the tricep has 3 heads. if youre gonna throw in concentrated bicep work, you might as well put in concentrated tri work with skullcrushers or rope work
  

  
 

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