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Is My Hypertrophy Routine Ok?


#1

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what do you think about this program. im about 6’5 and 210-220. been lifting for almost a year. dont really care about strength just want to make hypertrophy gains. its a 4 day split. this routine was meant to be made by arnies trainer. is it good or can i make improvements somehow? thanks in advance


#2

Yeah its Vince Gironda’s routine. Its fine for like a 4- 6 week blast but def not a long term approach and never really recommended for beginners.

Could give it a quick try but after that either of these would be preferable…



#3

Thread hijack - after I’ve cut some weight I was going to go back on a 5/3/1 work out (on 500-750 deficit so I’ve adjusted my training).

Hardgainers looks evil. And because I’m stoopid I want to try.
There’s no reason I shouldn’t is there?

I ran bbb which was okay. But the last set on each exercise makes me excited. 20rep squat after 5+ pr. 10x5 reps after a 5+pr.

I was made for that!


#4

It’s not good. The whole point of 8x8 training is to use very short rest between sets, so using supersets defeats the purpose. Also, it’s better suited as a fat loss workout rather than a strict muscle-building plan. So, don’t do that. Go with either routine Badger posted, or any other well-designed program like this one.

Combined with the right eating plan, like this basic approach, will get you back on track.


#5

Sure, give it a whirl, has some of the best feedback of any of his recent templates.
Be aware due to the very high volume after a few weeks you will prob have to up your calories further/maintenance level will go up


#6

Yeah that’s why I’m waiting till I’m at weight so I can just load up on good again.

Thanks @RampantBadger