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2008/05/20 11:29:50 (permalink)
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anthony ellis workout worth a crack?

Hey,

i used this guys routine when i first started out a few years ago and it was not bad - but i was a newbie and it was ment for me at that stage. My current favorite routine is bill starrs 5 x 5, but i need to switch my lifting up a bit, just wondering what peoples thoughts are on using the anthony ellis lifting routine?

i know there are alot of other good routines out there, and my plan is to do something for a couple of months now (anthony ellis routine maybe), then switch back over to bill starrs 5 x 5 followed bywaterburys ABBH 1 work out.

just wondering what you people think of the ellis routine as a crediable workout to use?

just fancy a push pull legs style split and ellis seems to fit the bill - chest/shoulders/tri; legs/calfs; back/bi's.

only concern with it is its low volumn, its like 6 sets pet chest per week...
post edited by book - 2008/05/20 11:30:56

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    RE: anthony ellis workout worth a crack? 2008/05/20 12:45:28 (permalink)
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    Who's Anthony Ellis, and what's his 'routine' look like?

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    RE: anthony ellis workout worth a crack? 2008/05/20 12:52:16 (permalink)
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    some dude who claimed he put on over 30lbs of lbm in 12 weeks.

    even tho i dont beleave he did it, i always like the looked of the routine.

    heres an example day.

    it is mainly compounds with 4 working sets, pyramiding the weight up, reps down, with 3 mins rest. On final set follows a burn out set, then a super set with an isolation exercises. Works on the principle that the muscles supports each other in every lift.

    not alot of volumn, so not to sure if its worth using?

    Mon
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    Chest:
    Barbell Press
    2 x 8 (warmup)
    4 x 8 | 6 | 4 | 2 (work sets - pyramid weight up, reps down)
    1 x 6-12 (burn out set with lighter weight)
    1 x 8-12 (super set with dumbbell flyes to Failure)

    Shoulders:
    Overhead Barbell Press
    2 x 8 (warmup)
    4 x 8 | 6 | 4 | 2 (work sets - pyramid weight up, reps down)
    1 x 6-12 (burn out set with lighter weight)
    1 x 8-12 (super set with leteral raises to Failure)

    Triceps:
    Weighted Dips
    4 x 8 | 6 | 4 | 2 (work sets - pyramid weight up, reps down)
    1 x 6-12 (burn out set with lighter weight)
    1 x 8-12 (super set with tricep push downs to Failure)

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    RE: anthony ellis workout worth a crack? 2008/05/20 13:12:44 (permalink)
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    some dude who claimed he put on over 30lbs of lbm in 12 weeks.



    "Don't belive the hype"

    There's plenty of volume in that session. It looks fine, although I suspect that it would be no better or worse than many other ways of training, and pryamids nor 'burn out' sets are anything better than normal straight sets etc. Certanly worth having a go, and at least some lower rep sets in for abit of strength.

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