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2011/03/25 10:48:41 (permalink)

My beginner routine, please critique

Hey guys, 
  
I thought I would post my routine in here as i am a beginner. I have also posted this in the routine forum and  I have been thinking about the feedback i have recieved so far and i have been looking at some 3 day split routines to start from next monday instead of the full body i am currently following.  It is as follows:
 
Monday - Chest and back
 
CHEST
Bench dips -        3 x max reps
Deep push ups - 3 x 10
Dumbell Flys -     3 x 8
 
BACK
Wide grip  pull ups -         2 x max
Bent Over barbell row -    3 x 8
One armed dumbell row - 3 x 8
Upright row -                    2 x 8
 
Wednesday - Legs
 
Squats -               2 x 12
Dumbell Lunges - 3 x 6 (on each leg)
Deadlifts -            3 x 8
Calf raise -           3 x 10
 
Friday - Shoulders and arms
SHOULDERS
Military Press -              3 x 8
Dumbell Lateral Raise - 3 x 8
Bent over reverse fly -  3 x 8
ARMS
Barbell bicep curl - 3 x 10
French press -       3 x 10 
 
Am i going down the right path with this routine? or am i getting ahead of myself! Sorry if i am sounding naive, but this is all new to me and im trying to learn as i go
Any advice/critique will be greatly appreciated as it will only help!!!
 
Cheers Rich
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Re:My beginner routine, please critique 2011/03/25 12:40:18 (permalink)
It's not great. If you want a 3 day split then try push/pull/legs

"Be adequate"
 
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Re:My beginner routine, please critique 2011/03/25 13:00:13 (permalink)
Thanks for replying, what would you recommend i change/move around?
sorry i really am new to this.
 
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Re:My beginner routine, please critique 2011/03/25 13:09:25 (permalink)☄ Helpful
Um... I recommended that you change to a push/pull/legs routine! But I am guessing you're unaware of what that is, so allow me:
 
Monday - Push (Chest/Triceps/Shoulders)
Bench Press
Overhead Press
Dips
Skull Crushers
 
Wednesday - Pull (Back/Biceps)
Deadlift
Bent-Over Rows
Chin Ups
Curls
 
Friday
Squat
SLDL
Lunges
Calves
 
Can't go wrong with that.

"Be adequate"
 
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Re:My beginner routine, please critique 2011/03/25 13:19:23 (permalink)
Thanks for the advice mate. Sorry i am a bit naive to it all and i am trying to learn as i go, there is alot to take in and understand as i want to make sure i do it right. 
Alot of reading for me this weekend i think.
 
Again thanks for taking the time to give me some advice
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Re:My beginner routine, please critique 2011/03/25 18:43:14 (permalink)
Wow Squats and Deadlift on the same day?  I would personally go for Deadlifts with Back Day and Squats on Leg. 
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Re:My beginner routine, please critique 2011/03/25 18:47:25 (permalink)
High reps for a while also mate, aim for around 15 reps if you havent trained before, do this for at least 1 month before lowering the reps.
 
The routine CK has posted is very good for starting out!
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Re:My beginner routine, please critique 2011/03/25 19:29:24 (permalink)
Thanks for the feedback guys, much appreciated!
 
i have been doing a full body routine for about 6 wks, which i posted in the routine section, but definitely gonna take the advice and go with a 3 day split as recommended by CK.
 
ITman, as i have been doing a full body for 6 wks, can i to 10-12 reps per exercise or would you still recommend staying with 15 for the 1st month?
 
cheers Rich
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