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post #32071 of 42406
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Originally Posted by MarkI View Post

Can we talk about workout splits?

What's your preference, and what do you think of

Shoulders/tris
Legs/abs
Chest
Rest
Back/bis

bench
legs + back
rest
bench assistance
legs + back
rest
rest

has worked extremely well for me. i would echo trini's recommendation of SPBR though; its easy to get sidetracked if you're trying to come up with your own split, whereas SPBR is just a good simple progression-oriented routine that SS segues nicely into.
post #32072 of 42406
yeah i'd check out SPBR. It's what I'd run if i wasn't injured.
post #32073 of 42406
I just don't like the idea or doing more than one compound lift per workout, but I still want to workout more than one body part a day. I wish one body part a day was more effective, then I'd

Shoulders: start with OHP move onto assistance
Back: deadlifts move into assistance
Chest: bench move onto assistance
Legs: squat move into assistance
post #32074 of 42406
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Originally Posted by MarkI View Post

I just don't like the idea or doing more than one compound lift per workout, but I still want to workout more than one body part a day. I wish one body part a day was more effective, then I'd

Shoulders: start with OHP move onto assistance
Back: deadlifts move into assistance
Chest: bench move onto assistance
Legs: squat move into assistance

replace shoulders with another bench day and you have what i suggested. chest+shoulders/back+legs/chest+shoulders/back+legs. works great.

"compound lift" means more than what you think it does; youre doing more than one compound lift per session on SS, so im not sure why you have an issue with it
post #32075 of 42406
You're right, I just thought the addition of accessory work plus more than one big compound lift would put too much stress on the CNS and inhibit gains. Overtraining and all that shit.

Might just do what you suggested
post #32076 of 42406
Thanks for the stuff about voodoo bands Cold; I also opted for the bike tire. Guys speaking of training frequency what are your thoughts on squatting 5 days a week?
post #32077 of 42406
Getting really excited for my first meet in November. I know like 8-12 people that will be at the meet and they all have offered to help me with my attempts or if I need help at the meet. Seems like a great community

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Originally Posted by TehBunny View Post

Thanks for the stuff about voodoo bands Cold; I also opted for the bike tire. Guys speaking of training frequency what are your thoughts on squatting 5 days a week?

Hmm. I trained like this for about a year -

The body really can't handle that type of volume in my opinion. I trained very Russian style 4 days a week where I would Snatch doubles or singles, Clean doubles or singles, Jerk singles, then back or front squat every other day. So pretty much I was squatting 4 days a week and using legs every day, I would have to take epson salt baths every night and my knees would literally hurt when it rained. Like I would wake up in the morning and know it was either raining outside or would rain today.
post #32078 of 42406
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Originally Posted by TKJTG View Post

Yeah man out in Tacoma, WA right now

sick! im lookin forward to doing my neurosurg AIs next year
post #32079 of 42406
Jarude, do you ever hit biceps/triceps directly with your routine, or kind of just let everything else take care of em?
post #32080 of 42406
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Originally Posted by RedLantern View Post

Damn, you picked the best part of the year to make it out here! Do you get to spend any time off-base?

Didn't get to really leave post this weekend. Spent today studying and tomorrow I'm on call from 7am-7am. But for the next 2 weekends I'll have both days off and hope to get to check out the surrounding area a bit.
post #32081 of 42406
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Originally Posted by MarkI View Post

Jarude, do you ever hit biceps/triceps directly with your routine, or kind of just let everything else take care of em?

as far as discrete arm work goes: triceps most definitely, biceps yes but more of an afterthought. i will say that my arms benefit most from rowing and pressing variations, though - high rep curls and extensions only seem to give me a pump and keep my joints happy.

i've been separating discrete arm work and putting it into a separate day with some added volume and ive noticed no difference whatsoever. i still do it now because it keeps my other sessions shorter and gets me up on monday morning, but past that, i've found curls to be extremely overrated. triceps press variations on the other hand are money.
post #32082 of 42406
just realized wrong thread post =\
Edited by gettoasty - 7/27/13 at 10:24pm
post #32083 of 42406
My younger brother saw me for the first time in two and a half months and remarked that I looked "scary huge." Success.
post #32084 of 42406
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Originally Posted by TKJTG View Post

Didn't get to really leave post this weekend. Spent today studying and tomorrow I'm on call from 7am-7am. But for the next 2 weekends I'll have both days off and hope to get to check out the surrounding area a bit.

Sweet, I live in Seattle, but I went to college down in tacoma. Shoot me a PM if you're in need of a few recommendations of things to do in seattle/tacoma, or if you're going to be in Seattle and want to grab a beer.
post #32085 of 42406

Just went to the gym for the first time in years, I'm so unfit. Managed 10 lengths of the pool before I'd had enough. Oh well, guess I've got clear goals to work on.

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