Im a beginner builder, how good is this workout for me?

  1. Im a beginner builder, how good is this workout for me?

    Rotation 1 - Biceps/Chest
    Standing Curls 3 x 6-8
    Ez Bar Curls 3 x 6-8
    Incline Dumbell Curls 3 x 6-8
    Bench Press 4 x 6-8
    Flies 4x 6-8
    Squats 4 x 8-12

    Rotation 2 - Back/Abs
    Weighted Sit Up 3 x 8-12
    Leg Raises 3 x 8-12
    Barbell Rows 3 x 6-8
    Lat Pull Downs 3 x 6-8
    Deadlifts 4 x 8-12

    Rotation 3 - Triceps/Shoulders
    Decline Tricep Extensions 3 x 6-8
    Tricep Pull Downs 3 x 6-8
    Shoulder Press 4 x 6-8
    Lateral Raise 2 x 6-8
    Front Raises 2 x 6-8
    Squats 4 x 8-12

    and my legs are distributed every day, ive got enough lower body strength, so for now the squats and deadlifts are just to get testosterone going

  2. Is this 3x/week or how often?

  3. 6x a week, 1 day of no workout. and plenty of rest for the mucles in the 48 hours of recuperation before they get hit on the next rotation

  4. you'd be going from squats day 3 to squats day 1. thats no fun. i'd sub for front squats, or leg extension, lunges, anything other than the same thing two days in a row. whats your goal here? strength, mass, general health?

  5. im going for strength and mass, then ill cut later for the definition im really looking for. im good on general health

    Im 6', 165lbs, probably around 8% body fat. Im a skinny little guy. Ive been drinking around 1.5-2 gallons of water a day and im gunna bump it up to at least 3, and im eating around 3.5k-4k calories a day, mainly protein and fats, a little carbs. After my workouts i have 45-50g of protein and creatine. So is this a good workout for getting some strenght and mass going?

  6. if you want strength and mass, look into german volume training. your reps are a happy medium between strength and mass, so i think that would be good. i would put more mass builders into your workout (heavier weights). an example would be to sub out lat pull downs for wide grip pull ups, etc. i'd go with german volume training if i were you, but its too little time in the gym for me. my thread which lists mass gainers and body part worked is:

    Gaining mass in a nutshell (a big nutshell)

    its somewhere at the bottom, though its a semi decent read. also don't forget that preworkout you need some bcaa's so your body doesn't try leaching them out of the muscle that is being worked. if you've got extra money, beta alanine seems to increase strength by 10%, but takes two weeks to kick in. lastly, don't forget carbs in your post workout shake. its the only time recommended to spike insulin levels.

  7. Ill switch my pulldowns for wide grip pull ups, and instead of two groups of curls ill do chin ups instead of the Ez bar. Other than that, any suggestions?

  8. nope - judging from your avatar i would assume your diet is in check. routine looks pretty good other than what i mentioned. anyone else have a comment?

  9. id say if your beginning that maybe add in incline bench press subbed for one of the 3 bicep exercises. Also i always prefer to do big muscle groups first then isolate for instance chest before bis and shoulders before tris, just my preference though.

  10. quit the low carb'll be dragging ass after week one with only one rest day!


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