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2009/08/03 21:01:59 (permalink)
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are these the right amount of sets?

am 15.8lb, 15% bf, and coming to the end of my 3 cycle, and a about 3 months ago i lowerd the amount of sets i do on each muscle group and have seen great results(not sure if that was down to the gear tho), anyway i keep reading that you should only do like 5 sets on bi's and 8 sets on chest, is this true? i would be out the gym in like 30mins if it wear and wouldnt feel like id done enonths

this is wat i do, is this about wright, also this is just an example, i change my routine avery few weeks...

mon- quads - 2 warmup sets/6sets heavy squat/4 set heavy leg press/3 light set lungs
         hams  - 6 sets leg curl/4 light sets goodmornings
         calfs    - 4 sets standing raise/3 sets seated raise

tues- chest - 1 warm up/4 sets heavy incline/4 sets moderate decline/4 sets moderate crossovers
       - tri-       4 sets moderate overheads/5 sets heavy dips/3 sets moderate pull downs

wed - off

thur - lats - 2 sets warmup/ 4 sets pull downs(behind neck)/4 sets pull downs (front)/ 4 sets seated close gripe pulls/4 sets dumbbell rows (most sets as heavy as poss)
         lowerback - 6 sets of deadlift
         bicep - 4 sets ez curls/3 sets machine curls, 3 light sets hammers

fri- delts - 4 sets seated press(behind)/4 sets seated press(infront)/4sets lat raise/4 sets rear delt flys
     traps- 3 sets heavy bar/ 3 set moderate seated dumbs

any feed back would be appeceated, dont really want to lower the sets but if i am going to grow faster then its worth looking at. (sorry about the bad spelling)
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    canidrinkwinny
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    Re:are these the right amount of sets? 2009/08/03 22:00:42 (permalink)
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    that s not good you have the same number of sets for chest and tris, I would add 4 sets of flat bench press. Day s back I would start to deadlift, always start with a compound movment, and deads are very tiring. Always start a training with the most difficult exercice. Rest is good especially for the legs and shoulders.
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    Re:are these the right amount of sets? 2009/08/03 22:29:41 (permalink)
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    thanks for the advise lads, i will move my deadlift to first excise on lat day.

    also with my chest i feel like any more sets and i will be overtraining, i must be keeping the intensity high, also get doms in chest for like 3 days

    and triceps, only reason i do so many sets is because over heads and skull crushers dont seem the hit the part of the tricep as dips and pulldowns, sort of feels like 2 different muscle groups, lond head an short head or wat ever it is
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    Re:are these the right amount of sets? 2009/08/03 23:12:42 (permalink)
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    you can t overtrain with 12 sets for chest, to me it takes already 2 or 3 sets on bench to warm up my elbows. You can bench with a very closer grip, it hit the whole triceps and my tris grew a lot whith it. Dips are good too as a start up.   
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