He said the following:
I’m not fond of the volume, you are doing 10 working sets on chest? very overkill
you only need 5-6 max working sets per bodypart, if you can do more - you aren’t working hard enough
and I was going to mention earlier, but machines aren’t ‘bad’
they have a purpose, and long as you understand that… you can use them to your advantage.
Also, volume by itself isn’t bad … long as it hits the muscle different
i.e. don’t bother doing chins and pulldowns [esp if the grip was the same for both]
much better for overall development, to do say chins and rows
also… if you are going to do back/chest same day, few things to bear in mind
- do chest exercise, then back, then return to chest exercise
this will keep your workouts shorter, and working opposing muscle makes the muscle itself stronger
so whilst you are recovering from chest, do a set for back, then do your 2nd set for chest, etc …
also, I’d scrap the Flat if you are interested in shoulder health/overall development
Flat is the only ‘staple’ that most people who have been at it a while, will agree is most deffo over-rated and puts your body in a compromising situation, moreso than overhead pressing ever will.
I can’t remember the technical details, but do a search on decent sites, like t-nation etc…
closed chain movements i.e. dips, are best for shoulder health.
why are you dedicating a day to arms? and shoving back and legs on same day?
FYI DB incline curls, assuming these are done seated on a bench? if so, these are probs THE worst bicep movement for your shoulders
the technical bit;
“The proximal tendon of the long head of the biceps is one of the most commonly injured structures of the shoulder joint. It’s highly susceptible to overuse and even rupture if the degeneration is allowed to proceed. Given the long head of the biceps’ interaction with the highly important glenoid labrum, you want to be very careful to avoid irritating this tendon. When you take your elbow and shoulder into full extension simultaneously, you lengthen the long head of the biceps. Now, put yourself in the incline curl position, and you turn that shoulder extension into hyperextension. Tendons with a history of trauma don’t typically like to be taken to extremes, especially under load.”
Please can someone give me some info to get this idiot to shut up (technical preferably). He is an absolute buffoon.