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Critque My Upper/Lower Body W/O


#1

I have had a short layoff and am getting back into training, so I am thinking of going with an upper/lower split with mainly compounds. Haven't decided on the set/rep range yet, but this is the layout:

Day 1 Upper
Incline DB
weighted pull-ups
dips
upright row
bb curls

Day 2 Lower
Squat
Power clean
calf-raises
abs

Day 4 Upper
BB Row
Military press
Weighted push-ups
Weighted chins
close-grip bench

Day 5 Lower
Deadlift
Front Squat
Lunges/stepup
abs

Cardio on off days


#2

WHAT?! No curls or leg extensions?!?!

Actually, work out looks pretty good. Pretty similar to what I'm doing.


#3

Doesn't look bad, try it for awhile,monitor your results, before and after. compound exercises are the way to go


#4

Coming off a break that looks like a lot of work especially with cardio on the off-days. I would modify it to 3 days per week and do total body. I always do that and it works great. I get in good shape, I get strong, and I always am pumped to train.