HELP WITH A 4 DAY SPLIT???
- 10-20-2010, 09:54 AM
HELP WITH A 4 DAY SPLIT???
I am slightly over trained and want to go on a 4 day split for a month and see what happens. I have been digging through and can't seem to decide what is really what? Any help??? I can't wrap my head around a 4 day??
Currently I am on a version of this lift
and most of my lifts are stalling and I feel pretty jacked up most of the time.
I have been trying to actually run a few times a week and stress from outside sources are hindering me from a lot things OR I am overtraining and its causing me stress??
I have lost motivation and really want to be lazy about my diet...
Any advice would help!!!
- 10-20-2010, 06:19 PM
good plateau breaking routine is the 5x5. if u want a 4 day, this is something i do.
Monday - Shoulders, Traps
Shoulder BB Press, Let Raises, Reverse Fly
Shrugs, Barbell Pullup
Tuesday - Legs
Squat, Deadlifts, Leg Press
Wed - OFF
Thursday - Chest and Triceps
Friday - Back and Bis
if u are eating right, u shouldnt really plateau a whole bunch. also, its important to change routine constantly to avoid this situation
10-20-2010, 07:15 PM
I was considering the good old Bill Starrs 5X5 but even that beats me down fairly quick and I think I should wait on that one. I would like to keep my dead lifts and squats to different days my lower back seems to like that better. What I am thinking is
Chest and tri's
Back and bi's
Shoulders and traps
I guess what I am asking is more about sets and reps?
10-20-2010, 07:43 PM
10-20-2010, 08:00 PM
10-21-2010, 12:34 AM
i wont suggest a push pull cause i personally hate it. but if it works for u then awesome. rep wise? for me, this works best. but i will mod for ur workout routine
Monday - Chest Tris
Flat BB - 3 sets: 5, 5, 3
Incline DB - 3 sets: 10, 8, 6
Flys(cable, flat DB. either) 3 sets: 15 to 20 reps
Tricep: Close Grip Bench - 3 sets 6 to 10 reps
EZ bar Skull Crusher - 3 sets - 10 to 12 reps
Rope Pushdown - 2 sets BURN 15 to 20 reps
Tuesday: Back and Bis
Deadlift: 3 sets: 3 to 5 reps
Lat Pulldown: 3 sets 6 to 10 reps
BB or DB Row: 3 sets 10 to 12 reps
BB Curl - 3 sets 8 to 12 reps
DB Incline - 3 sets 6 to 10 reps
....etc basically, low reps on compound movements, medium reps on basic movements and high reps on the last exercise
10-21-2010, 09:07 AM
That's the basic workout I have done 5 to 6 days a week for YEARS!!! No wonder I have stayed jacked up all the time!! The first workouts came from what I learned in gym class 22 years ago and stuck with most of them. I have always thought that the harder you work the more you get but I guess everything doesn't work like that.
What about leg day?
10-21-2010, 11:05 AM
Here's a couple of ideas in regards to spliting up your core exercises.
Mon. - ME/DE
Wed. - ME
Fri. - DE/ME
Sat. - DE
10-22-2010, 06:51 PM
Squats - 4 sets: Reps 4 to 8
Leg Press - 3 sets: Reps 7 to 10
Leg extension - 3 sets: Re[s 12 to 15
U can also do deads on this day or variations of squats like box squats, front squats...etc
10-24-2010, 12:02 PM
I am going to try a 4 day week one 6 day week two etc. split and see how that works going heavy on the 4 day and lighter on the 6 and see how that works for me and when my ankle feels better in a few weeks switch over to a 5x5 for an 8 week run.
10-25-2010, 08:51 PM
10-25-2010, 10:49 PM
Thanks for keeping up!! The 6 day part will basically be taking singles from the 4 day and splitting them in half so it would be same volume just spread out over 2 workouts. I have my diet squared away for the most part it's just really understanding what worked for me 10 years ago doesn't work for me now and it's hard to make the changes as mother nature has her way with me....
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