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    Quote Originally Posted by Swanson52 View Post
    Legs one day because of knee problems. *cough* bull**** *cough*

    Legs one day because they're f'n hard, and nobody sees them more like it.
    Got a decent routine down guys

    Pretty much :
    Chest arms
    Back shoulders
    Legs
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    Leg issue. Doing squats 3x a week and motocross weekly isn't good for joints.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sean1332 View Post
    PHAT would def be a good option. It'll have the volume that he wants, if he can except lifting 5 times a week instead of 6. Menace- PHAT will have you training your legs twice a week. I know you mentioned havin knee problems, but If you can work your legs once a week and cycle, then I'm sure you'll be fine to train them twice. IMO people that say they have knee problems, really just have weak lower bodies and don't do anything to strengthen it. I don't know if that's your case though

    I just hate the idea of people going into cycles without training in check. To me, ideally, the people on AAS should have the most experience with diet and training because, ideally, they should have done everything possibly to maximize their gains naturally. That's never the case though.
    Tbh I have natty training down solid. My biggest issue was trying to bring triceps and shoulders up hence for that extra push day in which I was going to skip chest.
    In which I was not sure about training frequency while cycling as most have different opinions.
    My goal right now overall is to try and get y ffmi >24 up to 26 as fast as I could. Especially seeing as I was 16 when I started.

    It sounds as if I'm defending myself cos of being arrogant. I apologise. Been in a ****ty mood for the past 2 months due to not being as to sleep in past 6 every morning.
    Taking a week off from lifting to allow myself to recover.
    I've learnt that to bring up a body part. Ad in an extra session or increase volume. Which is almost the same thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZiR RED View Post
    To the OP: Check out layne's PHAT program...and stick with real creatine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by White Menace View Post
    Tbh I have natty training down solid.
    uhm, simply put, no you dont. and in a more complicated way, not even close. you dont even list intensity, sets, reps, rest, etc. and just by the body part split you show a massive lack of knowledge of training. i can only imagine how worse it will get if we saw everything else you think is solid training.

    as other that are far better educated than you have recommended, get on a proven program like PHAT for at least 6 months if not a year. dont change it, tweak it, or ruin it in any other way cause you cant make it better. there is a reason why its a proven program. thousands have done it gotten results and that is a far greater success story than you getting results on anything you have done.

    for your body's sake, please, get on a proven program. while on that year long program, come back and read, ask, learn. and maybe, just maybe in that year you can learn what proven program you will do next. after several years of that you may be able to decide your own accessory work while on a proven program for the main lift. and yes, i said lifts, not body parts. of course i am biased as i dont bodybuild, i build my body instead.

    remember, its a marathon not a sprint.

    here is a lesson i have learned after being in sports for more than half my life and being an athletic trainer for 9 years, stop doing your own programs. get on a proven program. ya ya ya. i know, im beating a dead horse. seriously though, the last few years while i approach 40 i am now stronger then ever and all i have done in that time was coan/phillipi deadlift program with 5/3/1 for everything, followed by a year of westside, and 5/3/1 since jan 1st. thats it. simple, and its working.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pmdied View Post
    Once I ditched the running shoes and went flat footed (socks only or Converse) my knees felt great and my weights went up significantly. I'm 39 btw, so these things do work well..
    I've heard that works well I'm going to snag a pair of converse tomorrow or something flat. Running shoes blow for squating and deadlifting. I second phat. That program worked so well but prepare to get tired and burnt out the volume is intense. I grew a good amount on it and now I structure all my lifts with older and hypertrophy days branching off of phat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by asooneyeonig View Post

    uhm, simply put, no you dont. and in a more complicated way, not even close. you dont even list intensity, sets, reps, rest, etc. and just by the body part split you show a massive lack of knowledge of training. i can only imagine how worse it will get if we saw everything else you think is solid training.

    as other that are far better educated than you have recommended, get on a proven program like PHAT for at least 6 months if not a year. dont change it, tweak it, or ruin it in any other way cause you cant make it better. there is a reason why its a proven program. thousands have done it gotten results and that is a far greater success story than you getting results on anything you have done.

    for your body's sake, please, get on a proven program. while on that year long program, come back and read, ask, learn. and maybe, just maybe in that year you can learn what proven program you will do next. after several years of that you may be able to decide your own accessory work while on a proven program for the main lift. and yes, i said lifts, not body parts. of course i am biased as i dont bodybuild, i build my body instead.

    remember, its a marathon not a sprint.

    here is a lesson i have learned after being in sports for more than half my life and being an athletic trainer for 9 years, stop doing your own programs. get on a proven program. ya ya ya. i know, im beating a dead horse. seriously though, the last few years while i approach 40 i am now stronger then ever and all i have done in that time was coan/phillipi deadlift program with 5/3/1 for everything, followed by a year of westside, and 5/3/1 since jan 1st. thats it. simple, and its working.
    So doing a typical program which doesn't adhere to any muscle imbalances I myself could have, means that ill be get healthier or look generic as I got **** proportions.
    Exactly what is wrong with the splits? They adhere to the proportions I'm trying to build
    Aka need bigger shoulders and triceps to catch up to the rest of my body.
    Lets go over how to bring up a lagging body part shal we; add more overal weekly volume by A: increase frequency of that body part
    B: add More Sets to the body part

    Now if bodybuilding is a marathon. Why do people consistently search for ways to train more optimally to grow faster?
    It's our nature? Yes.
    And last I checked push pull was a proven split.
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    push/pull is a proven split. legs/push/pull/push/push is not. you don't imbalance your training to make up lagging muscle groups. yes, train what you're lagging in, but everything still has to be proportionate.

    pushing one day, then pushing the day after, then looking for a 6th workout day right after isn't effective training.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sean1332 View Post
    push/pull is a proven split. legs/push/pull/push/push is not. you don't imbalance your training to make up lagging muscle groups. yes, train what you're lagging in, but everything still has to be proportionate.

    pushing one day, then pushing the day after, then looking for a 6th workout day right after isn't effective training.
    Fair enough.
    Just took a look at the phat and its almost identical to what I made in terms in terms of sets.
    Might actually add a few sets of strength work with the main exercises (DL , squat bench rows)
    Does seem like a good idea.
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    If you have lagging body parts then you can manipulate volume on any given workout day to get those lagging parts to catch up, rather than decreasing/ increasing frequency of other days. Keep the days the same (push/pull/legs/push/pull) or whatever (personally I think upper/lower/upper/lower work well as it forces balance between the upper and lower body) but instead just drop back a few sets on those groups you think are ahead of the rest.

    IMO this works better than having an imbalanced routine from the offset and allows you to adjust as you need while ensuring you recover adequetly between muscle groups.
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    Quote Originally Posted by White Menace View Post
    Fair enough.
    Just took a look at the phat and its almost identical to what I made in terms in terms of sets.
    Might actually add a few sets of strength work with the main exercises (DL , squat bench rows)
    Does seem like a good idea.
    Splits the same as the hypertrophy part of the routine
    Don't change his program. The dude that wrote it is smart as ****.
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    ^ yep don't change anything, that layne himself doesn't approve.
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    Quote Originally Posted by White Menace View Post
    So doing a typical program which doesn't adhere to any muscle imbalances I myself could have, means that ill be get healthier or look generic as I got **** proportions.
    Exactly what is wrong with the splits? They adhere to the proportions I'm trying to build
    Aka need bigger shoulders and triceps to catch up to the rest of my body.
    Lets go over how to bring up a lagging body part shal we; add more overal weekly volume by A: increase frequency of that body part
    B: add More Sets to the body part

    Now if bodybuilding is a marathon. Why do people consistently search for ways to train more optimally to grow faster?
    It's our nature? Yes.
    And last I checked push pull was a proven split.
    this is what i read, "i aint gonna listen. i know my shiznits yo fool. i know my body and you dont know me." seriously kid. i have heard this before and i have every time proven the individual wrong. i have seen it said by others and other that are more experienced and more and better educated have proven them wrong. i am a long time veteran of forums and this is nothing new and will continue to happen.

    now, to attempt to answer your statements so i can then watch you disagree with facts.

    you have imbalances due to you using a crappy program that you designed yourself. the eastern bloc countries have shown for decades they are superior in designing strength programs. a key point they focus on is very few movements and they always get strong and they hardly ever have weak links or imbalances. they design well balanced programs. many great proven programs that are recommended today are based upon eastern bloc ideals. in others words they work, they are far better than anything you could design as they were designed by research scientists and proven on thousands of athletes over a span of decades. you would have to live thousands of years and work out that entire time to try and prove that amount of evidence wrong.

    many great coaches dont do any prehab work as they dont need it. they only use when it is needed which is when recovering from an injury. are you injured? are your imbalances diagnosed from a professional or just visual imbalances that you think you have?

    also, when you come onto an open forum and ask for advice and you are given what you need, listen and learn. if you dont get what you want, it may be what you need, so listen and learn. when you get what you want, it may not be what you need. i gave you what you needed and only want to hear what you want. they are not the same.

    as for why people look for faster ways, why not. what does that idea prove. that we are lazy americans that dont want to work for what only hard work will give us. all the great will say common things like, work hard and work consistently and that is the reason why they are great. liek ronnie colean once said, everybody wants to be be big but no one wants to move big weights. well there is a reason he is a great, he worked hard and worked consistently. and it also took him what, 10, 15, 20 years of hard work to get there. most will never get them over a lifetime of working as they want shortcuts and are not willing to work.

    now, you dont have to listen to anything i have said as i have a feeling you wont anyways. you can continue on with half ass results with your half ass plans and your half ass effort and get no where. so i write this more for the benefit of others. so that they may learn how to get better results and not make the mistakes you want to make every day.
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    I don't even know what's getting argued now. I mentioned my new split was similar to the hypertrophy days on phat. Now Apparently Im doing phat but modifying it? No I'm not.
    I got no interest in doing a strength routine which seems like people think I'm doing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by asooneyeonig View Post

    this is what i read, "i aint gonna listen. i know my shiznits yo fool. i know my body and you dont know me." seriously kid. i have heard this before and i have every time proven the individual wrong. i have seen it said by others and other that are more experienced and more and better educated have proven them wrong. i am a long time veteran of forums and this is nothing new and will continue to happen.

    now, to attempt to answer your statements so i can then watch you disagree with facts.

    you have imbalances due to you using a crappy program that you designed yourself. the eastern bloc countries have shown for decades they are superior in designing strength programs. a key point they focus on is very few movements and they always get strong and they hardly ever have weak links or imbalances. they design well balanced programs. many great proven programs that are recommended today are based upon eastern bloc ideals. in others words they work, they are far better than anything you could design as they were designed by research scientists and proven on thousands of athletes over a span of decades. you would have to live thousands of years and work out that entire time to try and prove that amount of evidence wrong.

    many great coaches dont do any prehab work as they dont need it. they only use when it is needed which is when recovering from an injury. are you injured? are your imbalances diagnosed from a professional or just visual imbalances that you think you have?

    also, when you come onto an open forum and ask for advice and you are given what you need, listen and learn. if you dont get what you want, it may be what you need, so listen and learn. when you get what you want, it may not be what you need. i gave you what you needed and only want to hear what you want. they are not the same.

    as for why people look for faster ways, why not. what does that idea prove. that we are lazy americans that dont want to work for what only hard work will give us. all the great will say common things like, work hard and work consistently and that is the reason why they are great. liek ronnie colean once said, everybody wants to be be big but no one wants to move big weights. well there is a reason he is a great, he worked hard and worked consistently. and it also took him what, 10, 15, 20 years of hard work to get there. most will never get them over a lifetime of working as they want shortcuts and are not willing to work.

    now, you dont have to listen to anything i have said as i have a feeling you wont anyways. you can continue on with half ass results with your half ass plans and your half ass effort and get no where. so i write this more for the benefit of others. so that they may learn how to get better results and not make the mistakes you want to make every day.
    Dude. You sound like you know what you're talking about. And I do agree with every bit of advice you post.... But this is a forum. And the way you come off makes me want to rage and rebel against you whether your right or wrong. If you want your good advice to be used (which I'm assuming you're here to help) and not be wasted, maybe tone it down I bit.

    Not here to start a war. Just letting you know how my worthless ass is perceiving the situation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by White Menace View Post
    I don't even know what's getting argued now. I mentioned my new split was similar to the hypertrophy days on phat. Now Apparently Im doing phat but modifying it? No I'm not.
    I got no interest in doing a strength routine which seems like people think I'm doing.
    This forums is more whatever than puahate.com
    If that works for you then run with it. Its good to understand the basis of how to make a good routine (i.e. balance, progression etc.) and then use that to build up a template of your own. Have a look into P/RR/S which, i did try for about a month but found it didn't fit my goals but it might better fit yours.

    IMO nothing beats 5/3/1 + bbb template with a hypertrophy acessory template that hits muscle groups 2x per week.

    Now go get hyoooge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by White Menace View Post
    I don't even know what's getting argued now. I mentioned my new split was similar to the hypertrophy days on phat. Now Apparently Im doing phat but modifying it? No I'm not.
    I got no interest in doing a strength routine which seems like people think I'm doing.
    This forums is more whatever than puahate.com
    Well I still think you're a vag for doing legs once a week and everything else as much as possible, but that's just me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swanson52 View Post

    Well I still think you're a vag for doing legs once a week and everything else as much as possible, but that's just me.
    Haha. Tbh it all comes down to how I'm recovering and time restraints on whether I can get to the gym 6 days a week. If I can get to the gym 6 times that week. Ill do legs twice. Most weeks I don't have time for that. I'm not scared of training legs. Although they are last on priorities.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jiigzz View Post

    If that works for you then run with it. Its good to understand the basis of how to make a good routine (i.e. balance, progression etc.) and then use that to build up a template of your own. Have a look into P/RR/S which, i did try for about a month but found it didn't fit my goals but it might better fit yours.

    IMO nothing beats 5/3/1 + bbb template with a hypertrophy acessory template that hits muscle groups 2x per week.

    Now go get hyoooge.
    That looks really interesting. I might incorporate that idea. Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by White Menace View Post

    Haha. Tbh it all comes down to how I'm recovering and time restraints on whether I can get to the gym 6 days a week. If I can get to the gym 6 times that week. Ill do legs twice. Most weeks I don't have time for that. I'm not scared of training legs. Although they are last on priorities.
    thats a pretty bad philosophy. you always give the kegs the shaft like that?

    a better balance would be 5days a week with lower body being 2. not twice as much upper body as lower body
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    Quote Originally Posted by OnionKnight View Post

    thats a pretty bad philosophy. you always give the kegs the shaft like that?
    Nah. Not usually.
    If I can't get legs twice a week I usually do sprints. But lately my knee and shins have been ****ing up
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    Quote Originally Posted by White Menace View Post

    Nah. Not usually.
    If I can't get legs twice a week I usually do sprints. But lately my knee and shins have been ****ing up
    you cant leave details out like that. if you hiit train, its a different scenario because aint no fukin way youre gonna be hitting legs several times a week with hiit sessions going on
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    Quote Originally Posted by OnionKnight View Post
    you cant leave details out like that. if you hiit train, its a different scenario because aint no fukin way youre gonna be hitting legs several times a week with hiit sessions going on
    he keeps adding in info lol, just let him do what he wants to do. if he doesn't want to lift legs then might as well not force him to do anything he doesn't want to do.
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    If you like a half body split, I personally think the easiest way is just to look at how DoggCrapp split up his bodyparts. You don't need to follow his rep and stretch guidelines per se, but the split is conveniently laid out for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by runner_79 View Post
    Where is the shoulder and trap work? Very important for posture and upper body strength
    Trap work? Deadlifts. No need to do trap work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by runner_79 View Post

    Where is the shoulder and trap work? Very important for posture and upper body strength
    Knowing how to program the accessory work negates this issue. That's a very broad outline but your accessory work can and should absolutely be geared towards addressing weak points and imbalances.
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