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Favourite Routines


#1

Anyways, since I have been continually surprised that this hasn't been posted (maybe it has and i missed it) i figured I might as well ask. So this is a thread to discuss everyone's favorite routines, whether it be for mass building, strength training, or any other goals you may have. So far, I have only done westside barbell, bfs, and then started making my own variations (to specialize for combat sports).

So what does everyone think about the routines outlined here in T-Nation???

Let the discussion begin.


#2

So far, I've loved every Waterbury program I've done. Looking forward to trying out some of the other strength coaches' program too though.


#3

another vote for Waterbury here. Everything he's done is good.

Also Joe Defranco's WSSB was quality.

Meltdown part II too.


#4

I have never followed any type of training routine what so ever. I have just trained instinctively on and off for about 10 years. Mostly due to being in the military and deployments and all that. Right now I am looking into trying out a specialized type of routine. I know this web site will provide some great ideas!!!


#5

Westside Conjugate

And 20 rep squats.


#6

Classic EDT, before the arm's specialization. My first back + shouders EDT workout was the closest I've come to yacking in a public gym. Good times.


#7

I'm doing TBT and I love it

Dont 20 rep squats make you really come close to heaving, or is that just me? :wink:


#8

It's me too!

I did a program once that looked something like this:

  1. Three sets of squats. Two warm ups and the third set was for 20 reps.

  2. Barbell Row: three sets all 10 reps. Every set was almost to failure.

  3. Overhead Press: three sets, again all 10 reps almost to failure.

I did this program three days per week for eight straight weeks. I also ate everything in site! I was literally always full. I have no idea how much protein I consumed as I did not track it, but I bet it had to be 200 grams per day.

I gained 10 pounds in those two months! Granted it was not all muscle, but my strength levels went through the roof when I got back to my regular routines.

That may have been only a 9 set three times per week program, but it was very difficult (mostly because of the Squats). I never did that program again. Just the thoughts of it sort of make me queasy :slight_smile:


#9

Variations of push-pull, horizontal chest and back together, and vertical chest and back together. Legs are squats dominant one workout and dead dominant another.


#10

my favorite dieting program by fars been Lyle Mcdonalds ultimate diet 2.0

and for bulking, its pretty much anything conjugate. i just get in there, do a max on something, do a rep workn thing for the weakness on the max, and do a couple really high rep sets(>15) as i grow really fucking easy, but then again im anaturally fatty haha.


#11

Classic GVT is working well for me right now. Last time I tried, (years ago now) it didn't produce, but returning to it now after CT's workouts (another fav of mine) it's doing wonders for me. Perhaps it's because I returned to a higher volume than I have done in a while.


#12

another vote for CW. You get in and out in usually an hour or under and his routines add size and strength.


#13

CT's shoulder program always gave me some good aches/gains. And nothing more fun than a good EDT day.

Oh yeah, "the bear", perfect if you haven't been looked at in confused awe for awhile.


#14

im a big fan of the classic 5x5. simple, and it gets the job done.


#15

WS4SB's and TBT