A Back + Biceps
B Chest + Triceps + Shoulder
C Quads + Hams + Calves
Bent Over Row
Straight Arm PressDown
One Arm Row
[Fly or Decline]
Close Grip Bench
Push Down Triple Strip
Upright Row [Triple Strip]
Calf Raise [Seated or on Smith]
8 Meals per day
All including protein
Breaksfast, Lunch and Dinner being the Main ones.
My main scheme is 3x10 but I like to listen to my body, if I feel like going heavy I go.
Include also 4x6, 3xMAX, 3x12-15.
Some Times pyramid 15,12,8
Superset Sometimes with Quad and Hams
202lb 6ft or 72.04in Arround 16%BF off
Suggestions or anything else are Welcome[/quote]
What are your goals and how long have you been training?
It looks to me like you’ve got a lot of volume, way too much for my preference, but hey if you can handle it and keep progressing, go for it.
I’m really not much of a fan of rotating rep schemes (though you could potentially use all of them in the same workout, just for different exercises) as it makes it much harder to track progress.
You should be striving to add weight to the bar every single time you do the same exercise. If you can’t, then you’re either not giving your muscles enough time to recover (if you’re still new to resistance training 2x per week probably won’t be a problem, but the stronger you get the less likely you’ll be able to continue with that frequency), or you’re doing too much volume to allow your body to sufficiently recover.
Exercise selection is also a little redundant. You don’t need both bent over rows and one arm rows, or pull-ups and chin-ups. If you want to use all of them, you could try having two separate back workouts (one for Monday and one for Thursday for example). Something like:
Bent-over rows- 4x4-8
One arm rows- 4x4-8
Reverse flys/reverse pec deck- 2x12-15
That way you can use both exercises, use all of your rep schemes, have some wiggle room in terms of reps to allow for faster progression, and have a full week before you repeat the same exercise (should again allow for better progression).
I’m also personally not a fan of straight sets. Some people can do them and progress, I’ve always done better with “ramping”.
For instance, let’s say for bent-over rows you were using 225 lbs (just for ease of example). Your sets might look like this:
225x as many as possible in relatively good form (a little body english is ok, completely taking the prime movers out of the movement or using so much that you risk injury is not)
Or, you could try something like:
225x as many as possible.
The later option allows for less energy being wasted on the warm-up/ramp-up sets and more for the final “work set”. The former option is more like what most BB’ers use when they say “5x5”. You can of course do a warm-up using only the bar before any of the above sets, just to get used to the movement.