Limited Time to Train

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2007/06/13 20:36:55 (permalink)

Limited Time to Train

I have limited time at the moment to train and have negleceted my training of late due to work and my new baby daughter.

I have a fully equipped gym at home in my garage so travelling the gym isnt a problem.

I,m considering the following rouitine

either ToxicToffees 5 day - 20 minute compound routine

Monday Flat bench barbell bench press
Incline dumbbell press
Tuesday Weighted chins
Bent over rows
Wednesday Squats
Dumbbell lunges
Thursday Military presses
Dumbbell shoulder Press
Friday Deadlifts
Stiff legged deadlifts

Or this 2 day per week (by Toxic again)

Day 1

• Flat Bench Press Barbell 3 x 8 repetitions
• Weighted Chin Ups (overhand) 3 x 8 repetitions
• Barbell Squats 3 x 8 repetitions
• Standing Military Press Barbell 3 x 8 repetitions
• SLDL 3 x 3 x 8 repetitions

Day 2

• Deadlifts 3 x 8 repetitions
• Weighted wide dips 3 x 8 repetitions
• Bent Over BB row 3 x 8 repetitions
• DB lunges 3 x 8 repetitions
• Standing bicep curl 3 x 8 repetitions

Which would you suggest is the better routine and do you have any suggestions ?



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    RE: Limited Time to Train 2007/06/13 22:21:56 (permalink)
    I see so either a little training 5 days per week or more volume but 2 days a week. Well Id go with the 2 day becus many ppl do well on just 2 days becus the CNS is always fresh and ready to fire!

    Id say try both and see what works best for you, or try one way week 1-3 another way week 4-6 then take a week off ;)
    post edited by britlifter - 2007/06/13 22:24:30
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    RE: Limited Time to Train 2007/06/13 22:58:00 (permalink)
    Since this is the BBing section I assume you're more concerned with size than strength but nevertheless I will point out that for strength 5 days a week will be preferable to two - but still if it were strength I think I'd rearrange the exercises anyway.

    For mass, I don't think there's a lot to choose between them, though I'm still inclined to go for 5 days rather than 2 because of the more regular stimulus. I agree that some kind of alternation could work well - but I think I'd extend to at least 4 weeks on one before switching to the other.
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