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What are your thoughts on my new routine?

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2009/07/21 22:34:08 (permalink)

What are your thoughts on my new routine?

Hi people. I am a new member and this is my first post on these boards. I have been doing alot of rippetoe over the last six months with great success so I am keen to keep whats working within my new routine. I have decided to mix things up a little now as I want to add a little more size with aesthetics in mind. I aim to do a push, pull legs routine as follows, I would appreciate any comments advice on the routine, or any ideas to tweak the programme for the better. The workout will be as follows;
Monday - Legs
Back Squats 5 x 3
Lunges 2 6-8
Superset - Leg extension and leg curl 2 x 12
Calf raises 3 x 20
Wednesday - Push
Barbell bench press 3 x 5
dumbell incline bench press 2 x 6-8
Dumbell seated shoulder press 3 x 6-8
Supersets - Weighted dips 2 x 12 and Lat raises 2 x 12
Friday - Pull
Deadlifts - ramping up to a max set of 5 reps
Wide grip pull ups 4 x failure
Dumbell row 3 x 6-8
Shrugs 2 x 15
Preacher curls 3 x 10

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    Re:What are your thoughts on my new routine? 2009/07/21 22:41:59 (permalink)
    Looks absolutely perfect to me. However if you say you're going for "size with aesthetics in mind", rather than strength, I would suggest making your rep range for most exercises a bit wider, possibly 8-10 or even 10-14, as I think the general consensus seems to be these types of rep ranges are more suited to hypertrophy, whereas the lower rep ranges (such as sets of 5) are better suited to strength training. You'll get bigger no matter what, but I think a higher rep range would be more suited. Just my two cents!
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    Re:What are your thoughts on my new routine? 2009/07/22 13:10:11 (permalink)
    looks good to me, start using it!

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