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Help With Training

Yea ok, you guys got me I am a newbie. But I do alot of reading on this site and i need some advice. I have a schedule that I have been following now for 2 weeks. Alot of people say it is a good beginer split, but others say it will not help me make the gains in size that I want. My schedule is as follows,

DAY 1-back and biceps
DAY 2-cardio and abs
DAY 3-legs and shoulders
DAY 4-cardio and abs
DAY 5-chest and triceps
DAY 6-cardio and abs(sometimes day off)
DAY 7- Rest

I am in the military so sticking to a good clean diet is kinda hard to do because i can only eat what is available to me, when I do eat tho i try to eat as clean as possible.

I am also using supplements. I take cellmass, zero carb isopure, and chromium. Also my schedule is really out of wack. I work from 11pm to about 8am, so I do all of my workouts at around 10 30am and i am in bed by 2 pm. Will this affect my growth or anything of that nature?

 I would also like to hear opinons on what is the best way to grow. less reps more weight? Iv'e heard alot of different ideas, and how many excercises per muscle goup (example: biceps, triceps.)should be done? Thank you and your guys help would be very much appreciated.

[quote]underoath813 wrote:
I have a schedule that I have been following now for 2 weeks. Alot of people say it is a good beginer split, but others say it will not help me make the gains in size that I want. My schedule is as follows,

DAY 1-back and biceps
DAY 2-cardio and abs
DAY 3-legs and shoulders
DAY 4-cardio and abs
DAY 5-chest and triceps
DAY 6-cardio and abs(sometimes day off)
DAY 7- Rest[/quote]

I mostly agree with the second group. Not that this is a completely horrendous training program or anything. It’s just not extremely effective. I’d consider starting with some kind of full body program. That way, you can get a solid workout with only 3 or 4 sessions per week, and you’ll probably actually notice less acute soreness (at least, after an inital transition period.)

But, you know what…this program won’t actually kill you. So I’d stick with it for another 2 weeks and then look for something new. Either a full body workout, or have an upper body day and a lower body day. As I said, it’s just more efficient that way.

The million dollar question for all supplements…[u]why[/u] are you taking them? What role do they play in your training/recovery/goals?

From everything I’ve heard, no, you should be fine as long as your body has adjusted to this schedule. Plenty of folks work a weird, non-traditional shift and train successfully.

If you’re going heavy weight/low rep, you want to do more sets to get sufficient volume. 10x3 is Chad Waterbury’s baby, and tons of people get big and strong with it.

Depends on how many sets you’re doing, which depends on how many reps you’re doing, which depends on how much weight you’re using, which depends on your goals. (Wow, I’m not making this easy, am I? No worries. It’s really not that tricky.)

Waterbury’s Set/Rep Bible has some really great explanations of this whole concept:
http://www.T-Nation.com/findArticle.do?article=05-091-training