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Workout Routine Opinions, and Questions

Hey, this is my first poste here, and it's a long one filled with questions...If this is the wrong forum for it, sorry, but as I said I am new. You don't have to answer all the questions, just help as much as you can !

Here is my workout routine...My questions will be after the workout...It's a five day workout...Before you ridicule me for doing something like calf raises on a chest day, read the bottom of this post !

Day One- Chest
4/6 Bench...First set you try to do ten, second and third sets go for six, and fourth set(light set) go for 10 again.
3/8 Incline...Aim for 10, but get at least eight...I use dumbells for this...
3/10 Crossovers...I am not sure what the real name is for this...It might be crossovers...It's using a cable machine...You take the two top corners and bring it to your belly button slightly in front of you, but you don't cross your arms...
3/?? Calf Raises...Do as many calf raises as you can...Just put some kind of heavy weight on...i aim for at least thirty calf raises each set, sometimes fifty...
3/10 Concentration Curls...I go as slow as possible on these to help build the ball in my arm....

Day Two- Tricepts
3/10 Push Downs...Using a triangle......
3/15 Dips...We don't use weights, just our bodies and do at least 10, preferably 15
3/10 Tri Extensions...You take a dumbell and put it behind your head and go down and up...I am not sure what the right name for this is again...
3/10 1 Arm Pulley...I have no idea what you call this...We use one side of the cable machine, a top corner...You keep your shoulder to your elbow still and straight and bend your elbow and move the forearm...You straighten the forearm, then go back to 90 degrees...Again, I don't no what its called

Day Three- Shoulders
3/10 Shrugs...Simply, shrugs
3/10 Wires...No clue what this is calld either...But either way it's staying in, i love this exercise!!!
3/10 Traps...We use a bench bar for traps...
3/10 Shoulder Press...We use dumbells...
3/?? Calf Raises...Do as many as we can...Read day one, we do the same type of calf raises

Day Four- Bicepts (LOOKING FOR MORE BICEPT EXERCISES)
3/10 Curls...We sit and use the same weight throughout...We use a bar, not dumbells for this...
3/21 21s...With a bar, standing up...Do seven full curls, seven half curls, then seven half curls again with the other half...
3/15 Curls...Same thing as first set except we vary the weight this time...We go for 15 as the aim...You go until your dead basically
3/10 Concentration Curls...Again..To build the ball...

Day Five- Legs
3/10 Leg Press...Simply and easily, leg press...
3/10 Squats...I hate squats with a machine but thats what we use...We put the leg press machine upside down, so we do squats with an incline...
3/10 Leg Extensions...Duh!
3/10 Leg Curls...Duh
3/10 Lunges...Is it really nessecary to add this or not?
3/?? Calf Raises...Again, read our day one calf raise exercise...

Ok now the loads of questions I'll have for you helpful readers !

We do calf raises every other day to help build my jumping ability and speed...Is it useful to do calf raises every other day, or am I hurting myself?

We do Concentraion curls Mondays and Thursdays to help build the ball..We give our muscle enough time to rest in my eyes, again...Is this helpful?

The way we do calf raises is put on like 300 pounds and just do as many as I can...I do up to 50 sometimes...Should we add more weight, or just keep on doing what we are doing? If I put on 600 and do 25 calf raises instead of 50...What kind of difference would that make if any at all?

When doing traps...is it better do use the bar that you use during benching, the bar you use for curling, or dumbells?

My bicept day seems worthless...Is it good the way it is or should we add an exercise?

Is it better to sit or stand when doing curls, and is it better to use a bar or dumbells?

When doing squats...We use the leg press machine(it's built to do both)...But it's on an incline...Is that better or worse?

Should we change this to a four day workout??? Or is a five day workout just as good?

I didn't list the workouts in any particular order...But does it matter which order you do your workouts in?

Im a fifteen year old sophmore, who plays basketball...im looking to get bigger to look better and for basketball...im no body builder so no astronomical suggesions


THANK YOU FOR ALL THE HELP...I no this was probably a b**** to answer, but thanks a lot for all of the help!!! Sorry it's so long!!! AND IF YOU HAVE ANY COMMENTS/SUGGESTIONS PLEASE POST THEM...I want any step up I can possibly have!!! Thank you very much everybody!!!

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    RE: Workout Routine Opinions, and Questions 2005/08/02 21:41:51 (permalink)
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    there is far to much volume in the work out.
    i would imagine for basket ball you would need a routine that would be based around power and endurance rather than body building / strength....
    ..unfortunatly i cant help you on that 1

    We do calf raises every other day to help build my jumping ability and speed...Is it useful to do calf raises every other day, or am I hurting myself?

    once again, you need power rather than strength.

    We do Concentraion curls Mondays and Thursdays to help build the ball..We give our muscle enough time to rest in my eyes, again...Is this helpful?

    dont think biceps are sport specific muscle groups. also, far too much volume

    The way we do calf raises is put on like 300 pounds and just do as many as I can...I do up to 50 sometimes...Should we add more weight, or just keep on doing what we are doing? If I put on 600 and do 25 calf raises instead of 50...What kind of difference would that make if any at all?

    once again, power/endurance needed rather than strength

    When doing traps...is it better do use the bar that you use during benching, the bar you use for curling, or dumbells?


    any of the above. just make sure you use good form with full range of movement

    When doing squats...We use the leg press machine(it's built to do both)...But it's on an incline...Is that better or worse?

    a.k.a. a hack squat.
    squats, some would say, are better mass builders. once again, you need power/endurance

    Should we change this to a four day workout??? Or is a five day workout just as good?

    yes

    I didn't list the workouts in any particular order...But does it matter which order you do your workouts in?

    mine is, legs, chest/4 arms, back, shoulders/tris, bis/abs. mine is a 5 day'er. but very low volume.

    Im a fifteen year old sophmore,

    somebody didnt read membership terms..... MUST be over 16 to post !!!!!!

    your best bet is to do an internet search for power/endurance workouts..
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