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2004/02/06 17:56:21 (permalink)
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Weak Upper Body

Whilst I've made reasoable progress on my lower body (ie outgrowing my jeans, DL and Squat progressing nicely) my upper body seems to be going nowhere. I'm assuming that if my legs are growing then my calorie intake must be ok. Should I try a lower body training methodology (ie very low volume) to my upper body, something like this:

Monday
Deadlift
Front Squat/Leg Press

Wed
Ancilliary work such as calves,abs,neck,grip

Friday
Dips
Chins
Mil Press

All doen for 2-3 sets of 5-8 reps.

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TUFF
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    RE: Weak Upper Body 2004/02/06 20:35:04 (permalink)
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    quote:
    Originally posted by tuffnutt


    Monday
    Deadlift
    Front Squat/Leg Press

    Wed
    Ancilliary work such as calves,abs,neck,grip

    Friday
    Dips
    Chins
    Mil Press

    All doen for 2-3 sets of 5-8 reps.

    Cheers
    TUFF




    Looks alright to me, don't do the leg press though, front squatting is so much better. Maybe throw in some Hypers or pull-throughs at the end of monday.

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    RE: Weak Upper Body 2004/02/06 23:20:28 (permalink)
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    Where are the rows? If you want a large/strong upper/middle back .. you've got to do rows IMHO.

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    RE: Weak Upper Body 2004/02/07 07:47:01 (permalink)
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    Chins would take care of that to some extent.
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    RE: Weak Upper Body 2004/02/07 11:24:28 (permalink)
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    i like it. and you could swap mil press for handstand push ups, dips for weighted pushups if you ever get bored/stuck. imo you don't need rows.
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    RE: Weak Upper Body 2004/02/07 11:36:07 (permalink)
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    Cheers for the feedback. One more thing. Is it worth doing front squats off the pins, ie from a dead start each rep. I've never tried doing squats like this before and was wondering how much it will reduce the weight by.

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    RE: Weak Upper Body 2004/02/07 11:42:28 (permalink)
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    quote:
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    Cheers for the feedback. One more thing. Is it worth doing front squats off the pins, ie from a dead start each rep. I've never tried doing squats like this before and was wondering how much it will reduce the weight by.

    TUFF


    Prbably not worth it if you're just looking to gain mass. If you were training for strength then you might want to try it.

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    RE: Weak Upper Body 2004/02/08 02:52:29 (permalink)
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    why no bench press?
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    RE: Weak Upper Body 2004/02/08 09:48:46 (permalink)
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    Because when trying to reduce a routine to the bare minimum, you need to choose the best all-round exercises. Dips hit the upper body far more effectively then bench press IMO and I'm not concerned with such things as PL totals.

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