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2006/07/18 22:43:39 (permalink)
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How Many Days to Train?

At the moment i train as following:

Monday: Chest
Tuesday: Back
Wednesday: Legs
Thursday: Shoulders/Biceps
Friday: Triceps/Abbs

I am looking to gain as much MASS as possible

6'3
170lbs

Eatting BIG and Lifting BIG (well lifting BIG for me)

Would appreciate input about training 5 days, and if you think it is wrong some recommendations.

Many Thanks
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    wiffers
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    RE: How Many Days to Train? 2006/07/18 23:44:42 (permalink)
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    Training 5 days is OK so long as you split it up. Most people do 3 or 4 ... but I like to do 5 days with weekends off.

    Stick to compound exercises, be in and out in about 40-45 minutes, and I usually do 3x6 heavy.

    My M-F 5 day split works well for me ... as follows:

    quads/hams - deads, leg press, ham curls
    chest/triceps - bench, dips, db flies, smith cg bench
    abs/calves - calf raises, weighted crunches, weighted leg raises
    shoulder/traps - deads, shrugs, seated bb press, 45 deg bench
    back/biceps - wg weighted pull ups, bb rows, ez preacher curls

    I find it great

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    RE: How Many Days to Train? 2006/07/18 23:54:48 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: wiffers

    Training 5 days is OK so long as you split it up. Most people do 3 or 4 ... but I like to do 5 days with weekends off.

    Stick to compound exercises, be in and out in about 40-45 minutes, and I usually do 3x6 heavy.

    My M-F 5 day split works well for me ... as follows:

    quads/hams - deads, leg press, ham curls
    chest/triceps - bench, dips, db flies, smith cg bench
    abs/calves - calf raises, weighted crunches, weighted leg raises
    shoulder/traps - deads, shrugs, seated bb press, 45 deg bench
    back/biceps - wg weighted pull ups, bb rows, ez preacher curls

    I find it great



    Not really a lot going on on Wednesday though is there? I don't mean to suggest that that's a bad thing - quite the contrary - but I think there's certainly a degree of midweek recovery time in there that you don't find in a lot of 5 day routines.

    Which brings to mind Colin_S's split - where presumably "triceps/abs" is a lot less work than chest, back or legs. I'd suggest having these three on consecutive days could be improved upon, and having legs the day after back (those two days must account for about 75% of the body's musculature, and there's a good deal of overlap) is a particularly bad idea.

    Going back to Wiffers' version - there's semi-rest in the middle, back and legs are as far apart as they could be, and the chest/triceps and shoulders days are also separated. I'd say it's much better constructed.
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    RE: How Many Days to Train? 2006/07/18 23:58:58 (permalink)
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    Going back to Wiffers' version - there's semi-rest in the middle, back and legs are as far apart as they could be, and the chest/triceps and shoulders days are also separated. I'd say it's much better constructed.


    Believe it or not, the semi-rest day was deliberate as was a weekend between back and legs and the separation between chest/triceps and shoulders


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    RE: How Many Days to Train? 2006/07/19 00:01:09 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: wiffers

    Going back to Wiffers' version - there's semi-rest in the middle, back and legs are as far apart as they could be, and the chest/triceps and shoulders days are also separated. I'd say it's much better constructed.


    Believe it or not, the semi-rest day was deliberate as was a weekend between back and legs and the separation between chest/triceps and shoulders




    I would never doubt it.
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    RE: How Many Days to Train? 2006/07/19 00:05:11 (permalink)
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    there is a great search button on the top of the page. I use it all the time. There are atleast 20 posts about this and some of them very long and in depth, you should read them over.

    BTW< im on a 5 day routine. Love it so far.
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    RE: How Many Days to Train? 2006/07/19 15:14:45 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: wiffers

    Training 5 days is OK so long as you split it up. Most people do 3 or 4 ... but I like to do 5 days with weekends off.

    Stick to compound exercises, be in and out in about 40-45 minutes, and I usually do 3x6 heavy.

    My M-F 5 day split works well for me ... as follows:

    quads/hams - deads, leg press, ham curls
    chest/triceps - bench, dips, db flies, smith cg bench
    abs/calves - calf raises, weighted crunches, weighted leg raises
    shoulder/traps - deads, shrugs, seated bb press, 45 deg bench
    back/biceps - wg weighted pull ups, bb rows, ez preacher curls

    I find it great


    do you do deads twice a week? you not do any squats mate?
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    wiffers
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    RE: How Many Days to Train? 2006/07/19 15:22:44 (permalink)
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    sorry - typo

    quads/hams should read squats - leg press - ham curls

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