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Current Training Routine....Any Input or Suggestions


#1

Monday chest
Tuesdays- bi/tri
Wed- cardio
Thur- back/shoulders
Friday legs...also throw in some chest.. i feel its my weak point and started hitting it twice a week.

For max growth and strength do u think hitting each muscle once a week is better compared to twice. i know there is lots of mixed opinions on this....
5'9
190lbs
27 yrs old
been training for alomsot 7 years....a lot more serious now


#2

What are you doing in each session, in terms of exercises, sets, and reps? The more info you lay out, the better feedback you can get.

As it stands, without knowing more details, if you wanted to prioritize your chest, you could tweak your plan to something like:
Mon - Chest, shoulders
Tues - Legs
Wed -
Thurs - Chest, tris
Fri - Back, bis

Or check John Romaniello's article on specialization routines:
http://www.tmuscle.com/free_online_article/sports_body_training_performance/specialized_training_one_bodypart_at_a_time

No kiddin'. I'd agree that higher frequency is more beneficial when training for size, but at the end of the day, it comes down to what you've found to best work for you. In your seven years of putzing around and presumably trying different types of programs, what type/frequency of training have you noticed delivered the best results?

How long have you been "a lot more serious"? In the past six months, how much bodyweight have you gained? How much has your strength increased on the basic lifts?


#3

Why are you only doing legs once a week? That IS weak.