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2004/03/09 17:59:59 (permalink)
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feedback on my routine please

whats up guys...

I've been training pretty hard for the past 6 months and basically havn't missed a day in my routine and have made consitterable gains, but now I think its time to tweek my routine and kick it into a higher gear. I'd also like to spice it up and try some new lifts. I have my diet nailed down pretty well so I think I'm ok on that aspect. Currently I'm 6' 3" weighing in at around 235 (down from 262 about 3 months ago) with a very large frame and have approx. 15-18% BF. I have never been stronger but I think I can go further. My goal is to be at around 240 but only 8-10% BF. Given that I'm building naturally, is this an attainable goal in a 3 month time frame? Any suggestions would help.... here's my routine.

Monday / Thursday:

Bench 3 x 8
decline cable flys 3x8
bent over calbe flys 3 x 8
incline flys 3 x 8
low cable flies 3 x 8
Db pullovers 3 x 8
Hammer curls 3 x 8
overhead cable curls 3 x 8
curls on incline bench 3x 8
30 mins bike

Tuesday / friday: (3x 8)

Low Row
close grip pulldown
reverse flies
reverse low fly
wide grip pulldown
hammerstrength lat pulldown
bent over row
Tri Pushdown
skullcrushers
close grip bench
30 mins bike

Wed:

Overhead DB Press
Standing military barbell press
cable front raise
cable side raise
barbell shrugs
cable lat raise
upright row
DB shrugs
45 mins treadmill

Sat. (3x8)

zescher squats
DB lunges
leg extensions
leg curls
leg press
hack squats

I've been very carefull to watch for signs of overtraining, but as of yet I have been able to sustain this workout without consequence (strained muscles, fatigue, wear injuries) and have been able to do more wieht almost every week. But now that I've actually written it out it looks like a whole lot of excercises, maybe too many iso's and not enough compounds. anyway I'd love to hear everyone's opinions. Thanks


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    dirtyvest
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    RE: feedback on my routine please 2004/03/09 18:43:11 (permalink)
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    quote:
    maybe too many iso's and not enough compounds


    couldn't agree more with your own feelings right there mate.

    So far I think you've got away with the fact that newbies progress on pretty much anything at forst but I think you'll find far greater progress with a better, simpler and less volumeous (is that a word [:P]) routine.

    You couldn't go far wrong with a complete switch to something like the 5x5 routines you see posted here so often.... check out the sticky in this form to links to good routines previously posted.

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    RE: feedback on my routine please 2004/03/09 20:09:50 (permalink)
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    That sounds about right, however, I've been training consistantly for about the past year... I mean to say that I have been on this program for 4 months. I ahve benn training in one form or another for the past 8 years so I am not a newbie as you put it. I do really appreciate the advice though, it seems like it is solid... I'm goign to cut it down to 5x5's. thanks mate
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    RE: feedback on my routine please 2004/03/09 20:25:26 (permalink)
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    No worries, sorry about the assumption.... if I'd bothered to read your sig I would probably have realised [:I]
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    RE: feedback on my routine please 2004/03/10 19:07:31 (permalink)
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    now are there any excercises that I can take out or substitute that would make this better?
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