5 day split too much?

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    Question 5 day split too much?


    Been lifting for ~5 years now and leaning towards doing a 5 day split...something like this:

    Monday- Chest
    Tuesday- Back/Bi's
    Wed- Shoulders/Tri's
    Thurs- Legs
    Friday- Chest again

    What do you guys think? Workouts would be appr 45 mins in the 12-15 rep range followed by 30 min cardio. Looking to cut from 205 to 195. Only supps are multi, protein, and fish oil. Opinions welcomed

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    think you should be fine. two days off should help get you the rest you need. i read an article recently (and i hope this applies to you) that branch warren did chest twice a week because it was at one time his weak point. if i was doing that program though, i would do chest monday and thursday - 3 and 4 days off respectively, vs the 5 and 2 that you've got going on. otherwise, don't see why not. though i am curious why if you're doing back/bi's pairing you wouldn't also do chest/tri's. just a thought. anyways, hope this helps.
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    thanks for the reply....Im not fond of doing chest and tris together because once I get through with chest, I dont have anything left in the tank for tris since I hit them so hard doing chest...and I really like loading up the tris.
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    i got the same problem. best of luck to you brotha. i do usually:

    M-HIIT (300 workout)
    T-CHEST/SHOULDERS
    W-LEGS/BACK (that way i don't have to pick a deadlift day)
    Th-ARMS
    F-HIIT (300 workout again).

    i should say if you're doing chest on two different days though, to focus one day on barbell, and one day on dumbell - that way you can do more workouts in a session (instead of picking one or the other), and you can still do a slightly different workout the next time you go in. that advice was per the article i mentioned in my last post, so hopefully it will help you.
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    I also do a 5-2 split but mine is set up differently

    Bicep lats
    Tricep shoulders
    rest
    chest forearms
    legs
    back
    rest

    I find this routine to be best because it lets my arms get the rest they need and uses the legs as almost a rest day for the upper body
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