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How Is This High Frequency Split?


my new workout parter is about to start this split. he said he used this exact same split in the best and had awesome gains. should i do thish with him and is this too much?

Day 1
BB Bench Press 4 sets
Military Press 4 sets
Incline DB Press 3 sets
Upright Rows- 3 sets
Dips- 2 sets
DB Curls- 3 sets
Incline DB Curls- 3 sets

Day 2
Squats- 4 sets
Lunges- 3 sets
Leg Curls- 3 sets
Calf Raises- 3 sets

Day 3
Bent Over Rows 4 sets
Lat Pulldowns- 3 sets
Seated Rows- 3 sets
Shrugs- 3 sets
Skullcrushers- 3 sets
Pushdowns- 3 sets

Day 4

Day 5
Incline BB Bench Press 4 sets
DB Shoulder Press 3 sets
Flies 3 sets
Side Laterals- 3 sets
Rear Laterals- 3 sets
Incline DB Curls- 3 sets
Hammer Curls- 3 sets

Day 6

Day 7
Chinups- 3 sets
Deadlifts- 3 sets
Reverse Grip Lat Pulldowns- 3 sets
Bent-Over DB Rows- 3 sets
BB Shrugs- 3 sets
Reverse-Grip Pushdowns- 3 sets
Tricep Extensions- 3 sets

Day 8


When you present a training program, include at the very least the sets, reps and rest intervals. Otherwise it is completely pointless.


Working your legs once every 8 days is high frequency? Seriously? And most other muscle groups are targeted about once every 4 days, less than twice a week. That doesn't seem like a high frequency to me.

I am not saying it will not work but by my standards that is not "high frequency." I am afraid "frequency" is becoming a buzz word around here. H.F.T., the new H.I.T.