Puzzled about qty of exercises

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2006/07/13 16:55:04 (permalink)

Puzzled about qty of exercises

From what I've read on here, the general rule for most seems to be less exercises = better results. What I mean is, people are being advised to go for say, flat bench, military press, skulls and dips for chest/shoulders and tri's and that's it.

When I go to the gym, I do more exercises. For example, last night we did legs and shoulders. (I use a 4x6 routine) Started with seated military press, then went for upward BB rows and side lateral raises. For legs we did squats, seated leg press and calf raises. Another example would be chest and tri's. I would do flat DB press, incline DB press and maybe flys then rope pull downs, skulls and dips.

It seems to be that people are advsing to cut down to 1 exercise per body part.

Will doing more have a detrimental effect on trying to build mass and muscle?

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    RE: Puzzled about qty of exercises 2006/07/13 17:13:41 (permalink)
    Its totally down to you. When i 1st started off i usually done ligher sets and done more things. Now i do heavier sets and stick to 1 exercise per body part, sumtimes 2 if its a major muscle (eg chest)
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    RE: Puzzled about qty of exercises 2006/07/13 17:45:56 (permalink)
    If I did 1 exercise per bodypart I'd waste away i need at least 15 sets per/b,part

    I would at recommend at least 3exercises per/b,part and 4sets per exercise as a begginer
    post edited by john e big gunns - 2006/07/13 17:50:41
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