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2005/07/31 18:26:04 (permalink)
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How to split up routine?

Currently I am doing a 4 day a week workout split, working out Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. The four workouts that I do are: Chest/Tris, Back/Biceps, Shoulders, and Legs. Right now I do this:

Monday--Chest/Triceps
Tuesday--Back/Biceps
Thursday--Shoulders
Friday--Legs

Should I re-arrange this at all?


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    lightweight
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    RE: How to split up routine? 2005/07/31 19:14:40 (permalink)
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    Wouldnt leave shoulders to themselves.
    Maybe have a shoulders and arms day.
    I would at least put biceps with shoulders so you then have a whole day for back and legs. I love those days.
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    RE: How to split up routine? 2005/08/01 09:39:36 (permalink)
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    I would put shoulders with chest/tris if I were u...

    They get worked well with chest already, giving them their own day is like working them twice a week.

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    RE: How to split up routine? 2005/08/01 15:40:29 (permalink)
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    Yes you should rearrange it. If you're going to train a bodypart on its own on one day, it stands to reason it should be a reasonably big one. Shoulders are not very big and don't require a lot of work to grow, especially since they are worked in most chest and triceps movements as well.

    Personally I'd just put shoulders with chest and triceps (just do plenty of overhead pressing) and cut down to three days. If you must train 4 times a week, Chest/Back/Shoulders+Arms/Legs would be better than what you have already. Personally I don't think muscle groups are easily split up into four sensible sections. That is assuming each is trained once a week. If you do some more than once a week, 4 days could be very effective.
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    RE: How to split up routine? 2005/08/01 18:08:56 (permalink)
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    i do mine with tri's... two days after chest.

    if your doing shoulders on their own, prehaps maybe your doing too many sets
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    RE: How to split up routine? 2005/08/01 22:52:22 (permalink)
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    putting shoulders with ch and tri is the best because you warming up shoulders when doing chest then warming up tris after doing chest and shoulders one evercise for tri will then be enough

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    RE: How to split up routine? 2005/08/01 23:06:49 (permalink)
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    I honestly think ur best bet would be doing all ur muscles twice/week with a four day split. Something like what tokar said with chest/back/shoulders and arms/legs. You could try upper/lower body split as well, both twice a week.

    ORIGINAL: tokar

    Yes you should rearrange it. If you're going to train a bodypart on its own on one day, it stands to reason it should be a reasonably big one. Shoulders are not very big and don't require a lot of work to grow, especially since they are worked in most chest and triceps movements as well.

    Personally I'd just put shoulders with chest and triceps (just do plenty of overhead pressing) and cut down to three days. If you must train 4 times a week, Chest/Back/Shoulders+Arms/Legs would be better than what you have already. Personally I don't think muscle groups are easily split up into four sensible sections. That is assuming each is trained once a week. If you do some more than once a week, 4 days could be very effective.


    240lbs @ 13% bf

    Squats -- 475lbs
    Deadlifts -- Romanian DL (only ones I can do with an injured back) -- 150lbs dumbells
    Bench -- 325lbs
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