All compound routines
- 03-22-2011, 10:22 PM
- 03-23-2011, 08:00 PM
Tell me one compound movement that works the biceps or triceps specifically? And then explain to me how you plan on working the biceps on monday with a compound only program?
- 03-23-2011, 08:14 PM
if it's a new routine it doesn't need to.. I was just stating what I did currently.. sorry for the mix up.. With comps the split can easily be different. I'd still like 4 days a week though..
03-23-2011, 08:23 PM
Upper, vertical focus: chin ups, over head press, pull ups, push presses, etc.
Lower, deadlift focus: deadlift, travelling lunges, single leg RDL, barbell hip bridges
Upper, horizontal focus: barbell rows, bench press, etc.
Lower, squat focus: squat, split squat, glute-ham raise, etc.
Don't forget to work your fixator/stabilizer/external rotator/hip abductors
03-23-2011, 09:20 PM
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03-24-2011, 09:00 AM
size and strength.. fat loss can come later
03-24-2011, 09:10 AM
Best overall template for size and strength:
One thing I highly recommend is to base the main lift on the max effort days off of 90% of your 1RM instead 100%.
M.Ed. Ex Phys
03-24-2011, 09:43 AM
Not sure how a rack lockout configures into an upper body max effort day, nor if I would want to do a plyometric workout following a rack lockout day.
Also, plyometrics will leave you sore in places you wouldn't expect the first few sessions. For example, doing jumps requires a great deal of abdominal recruitment, and trapezius, deep pec, and anterior delt for the arm swing. You'll be surprised how sore these areas are following a hard plyo jump workout.
03-24-2011, 10:05 AM
I'm going to have to disagree with you on the jumps, however. These are very light on CNS recruitment, especially since most will not be weighted. The plyo part only makes up a small segment of the session and 5-8 sets of box jumps in the power range will not burden an athlete so much that his GPP and recovery are hindered.
M.Ed. Ex Phys
03-24-2011, 11:19 AM
I was commenting more about full sport specific plyometric workouts, such as a plyo workout for sprinters and jumpers that involves 2-3 high intensity exercises.
While a box/concentric jump or single broad jump requires explosiveness, there's very little SSC involved, such as there would be in multiple hops such as hurdle jumps.
04-11-2011, 09:01 AM
If you want a mostly compound routine you should consider a full body routine also. If you stick mostly to compounds varying grips would be helpful, like underhand grip press with cheat curl if you do no biceps work for example.