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Advice for a 2x a Week Routine


#1

I'm wanting to do a routine that lets me hit each bodypart twice a week, with a split looking something like;
Mon- Back, Legs, Biceps
Wed- Chest, Shoulders, Triceps
Fri- As Mon
Sat- As Wed

I just want to know if there's any advice you guys can give me in regards to hitting each part 2x a week, specifically in regards to the following;
- Volume (such as number of exercises and sets)
- Training to failure
- Intensity techniques
And anything else which may be important that I havn't thought about...

Thanks guys


#2

Modok has a couple of threads on this that might be helpful, at least for some ideas.

http://tnation.tmuscle.com/free_online_forum/blog_sports_training_performance_bodybuilding_alpha/bodypart_once_weekly

http://tnation.tmuscle.com/free_online_forum/sports_body_training_performance_bodybuilding/optimum_training_systems_big_beyond_belief_program_


#3

There are countless of posts regarding this matter. Use the search function. You're a 2007 registered member. You should know better. Some common sense would be enough to design your own training routine anyway.

-in regards to volume I personally like reps between 6 and 10. I hit each body part directly twice per training session.

-in regards to training to failure I do that one or two successive sessions (diff. body parts) and then a light day...I just listen to my body. No need to over complicate things. If I'm feeling like busting my ass, the hell with it I do it. I been growing steadily this way. Whatever works for you. EXPERIMENT.

-In regards to intensity techniques-I just make sure to LOWER the weight slowly until I can feel the burn and contract the muscle when on the peak. When Upping the weight I do that explosively. It has worked for me.

Now pick a bunch of isolated and compound movements, stick to basics and propose a training routine.

Or you could just wait for another member to design a training routine for you, but I'm pretty sure you can design one yourself. Come on.

Good luck.


#4

I second the BBB program :slightly_smiling:

You hit each bodypart 3 times a week, 1 more than you wanted :stuck_out_tongue: