how much should i work out?
05-05-2010 12:00 AM
how much should i work out?
If i have a push pull legs split. and for push i working chest and shoulders. how many exercises do i do for chest? currently i do flat bench and flys. but is that enough? cause i have 6 days to recover and sometimes it feels like im wasting time. and i do just military presses for shoulders. should i do raises also?
05-05-2010 12:11 AM
I usually do 3-4 sets for lager muscles and 2-3 more smaller muscles.
Chest I would do 2-3 Workouts, with 1 finisher. Like cable flyes etc.
This is just me. I'll try and do 12-15 *sets in total for larger groups, and 6-9 for smaller muscles like Bi's Tri's.
05-05-2010 01:18 AM
05-05-2010 11:02 AM
Add in something like weighted dips... I find these to be way more beneficial than other chest exercises generally...
05-09-2010 02:24 PM
i always find that my triceps are getting most of the work on dips--can't figure out why..probably bc my chest is lagging in development.
Originally Posted by Naberious
05-09-2010 03:52 PM
try leaning forward a little bit but be careful not to faceplant
Originally Posted by freefall365
05-11-2010 11:39 AM
Simple Effective Routine
Mon - Back
Tues - Shoulders
Wed - Legs
Thurs - Arms
Fri - Back
Sat - Off
Sun - Off
Tell me if you want me to go into more detail, Diet Training, E.c.t...
05-11-2010 11:55 AM
you forgot chest...
Originally Posted by glaze1353
05-11-2010 12:03 PM
yes as stated, lean forward for the chest and further back is more tricepts.....just start off slow becuase leaning forward can be akward and if your chest/arms get too far gone you will eat mat....
05-11-2010 12:04 PM
Plus I would put a day of rest in between those sessions otherwise your CNS will be toast before you know it.
Originally Posted by carpee
05-11-2010 12:19 PM
Originally Posted by killamac27
05-11-2010 12:20 PM
On another note.. If your lifting and all you are worried about is if you are doing enough exercises for your chest your whole routine is probably crap. Unless you are incapable of doing the squat and deadlift you should be just as worried about those exercises as the bench press. As long as you are incorporating the squat, deadlift, and bench into your routine you are on the right track. If you are hitting these three movements hard, you will probably only be able to do the exercise once a week anyway so I wouldn't worry about your 6 day recovery. Simple routine I like is.
Originally Posted by johnstump
1) Chest (Bench) (DB Incline) (Flyes) (Abs)
2) Back, Bi's (Deadlift) (Bent Rows) (Pull-up/Pulldown) (Db Curls)
4) Shoulders, Tri's (OH Press) (Upright Row) (Front Db Raise) (DB SC) (Cable Pulldown) (Dips)
5) Legs (Squat) (Lunges or Incline Press) (Standing Calf press) (Seated) (Abs)
05-11-2010 10:01 PM
I do 3 full body workouts a week and I know this is different than most but so far I'm still making gains and enjoy the system. I always have at least a day of rest from lifting and try and throw cardio in when I can. For my lifting exercises I'm trying something new I picked up on the forums here. And its normally 2 sets of 5 reps as warm up reps and then the third set is about 10% of my max all out to failure. So far I'm noticing some good strength gains and I'm gonna keep this up for a little while. Hope some of this rambling helps!
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