3 day split training/Advice/tips please
- 02-06-2013, 08:24 PM
3 day split training/Advice/tips please
How's it going fellas
So I just want some advice and tips on how I can improve my training split, I'm currently using the 10-8-6-15 (50%,75%,100%,30%) Vince Gironda technique, I take 5 deep breaths per set and I have a part A (super sets) and part B (tri sets), it's a 3 day split and I add to full body power days by using another one of Vince Gironda's technique 10-8-6-4 (35%,50%,75%,100%), I'm a big believer in volume training, but I welcome anything, I'm here to learn, for now I'm only going to put up the chest and power routine since I don't have my notebook at this moment
Here's part A for chest-Monday
Dumbell Flys/Wide bench press
Incline dumbell press/Alt dumbell press
Drag curls/hammer curls
(wide)Decline bench press/ weighted dips
(usually finish in 45-60 min)
Millitary Barbell Press
Straight bar curl
(usually finish in 35-40 min)
I will post other routines later on, any advice welcome
- 02-06-2013, 09:54 PM
im a huge supporter of the stronglifts community so any time i see someone looking for a 3-day/week routine, i feel inclined to bring it up
how do your major lifts look?
02-06-2013, 10:00 PM
yeah i changed it up a bit, I've done 4 days splits and 5 day splits, I'm trying something new, On part A i focus on Compound which mainly consist of the big 7 or big 5 whichever, on part B my main focus is isolation where I add on more cable and machine work, I also focus more on smaller muscle groups, I just created the routine and I want to perfect it before I do it for 12 weeks, I will add on the rest of my routine as soon as I'm outa work
02-06-2013, 10:04 PM
02-06-2013, 11:54 PM
It would be best if you post your whole routine. So far it looks like you are heading for an imbalanced physique.
For a three day split, I would recommend looking in to upper body push/upper body pull/lower body.
02-07-2013, 12:36 AM
Pullups/V lat pulldown
wide grip Barbell Rows/Deadlift
Skull Crushers/ Overhead extension
V- cable pushdown
Front squat/Romanian DL
Leg press/Hack squat
Arnold press/Bent Over laterals
Leg extension/Leg Curl
heres the rest of part A
02-07-2013, 01:38 AM
02-07-2013, 08:12 PM
Compared to your smaller muscles you are severely neglecting the hamstrings.
Biceps, small muscle, 2 heads, appears to be 3 exercises per week.
Hamstrings: Large muscles, 3 muscles/4 heads...1 exercise per week. And hamstring curls can barely be called a HS exercise since they do not target the hip joint, whereby the hamstrings can create the msot tension.
02-07-2013, 08:45 PM
Front Squats/sissy squat
leg press/Seated Calve
Leg ext/standing calve
I took exactly 45 minutes and it really killed my legs
and tomorrow is my rest day, gonna go to the gym and only do body weight exercises, so what would be a better technique push with pull such as chest and back and hit arms on their own day or push (chest,shoulder,tri) and pull back/biceps,
02-08-2013, 10:04 AM
Within your leg day though, you are pushing and pulling. Make sure to give equal attention to your front and back side.
In my opinion a rest day should be a rest day. Recover and be ready for your push or pull day, whichever you put first. I'm a little confused about your question but upper body push would be the muscles relating to the bench press for example. Chest, shoulders, triceps basically.
Pull would be the muscles relating to a row. Back and biceps definitely fit here. Shoulders also, they are involved in essentially any upper body motion and you would add rear delt work on this day. (presses,lateral raises and most traditional shoulder lifts fit in to your push day
If you find your shoulders complain at two upper body days in a row, don't worry about structuring the routine push/legs/pull, it will be fine.
And I personally like training abs on leg day.
Edit: FTR, I know how to build a muscular, aesthetically banlanced body however Dr. Cholewa has a website that covers the finer points of programming, the why behind the what usefule, technical advice. I'm an ex-athlete turned meathead. This split is definitely time tested and will put muscle on your frame but tweaks for best practice should be considered as well.
Here is another website I like: http://www.bodybuildingpro.com/
Under the training tab there are articles along with pre-drawn BB style splits. Check them out.
www.exrx.net is another site with fantastic info. but you won't get the personal attention ZirRed can give.
Just read around, the internet makes everything so easy. Weight training isn't rocket science but you definitely have to get it right to avoid injury and long term complications. Forums are a great tool but there are countless articles by very accomplished coaches and lifters out there, including programming.
02-08-2013, 11:03 PM
Great info! Thanks alot Texas, just gave me a great lesson in BB, definitely going to look at the websites and perfect my routine, thanks
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