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Is This Too Much?


#1

Hey folks, I am pretty new here so first I just want to say hi.

anyhow, I recently started going to the gym regularly and was wondering if this general workout plan is too much? Its a 4 day cycle that goes like this:

day1: Chest/ Arms
day2: legs
day3: Shoulders/ Back
Day4: rest

With each of these groups I do 5 or 6 exercises with a 5x5 approach. so what I want to know is, is this too much and am I over training or is this OK?


#2

Whether or not you are over training is going to rely largely on your eating/sleeping. A body part split for someone who is only just beginning to train (seriously) though... I don't see how you could possibly over train.


#3

as long as you eat enough and progress in the basic exersices anything can work. One thing I would say is to use a broad range of rep ranges and if that's you in your avatar it is time to eat.

Good luck with your efforts


#4

Damn! 5 or 6 using 5x5?!! i used to train like this and wondered why i was so tired and not seeing ANY gains..

cut the volume in half! or more, make your core lifts 5x5 and your accessory work 2-3 sets of 7.

For ex) This is my Chest/ TRicep workout

Monday-
1. 5x5/ Bench [ 80-85% max]
2. 3x5-7/ Incline Dumbbell Press
3. 3x5-7/ Dips with weight or Close Grip Bench

And keep it SIMPLE not too many exercises or too many reps or you will burn out quick!.. u can try that one and

tell me how it works for you


#5

I would be more worried about what you are going to eat instead of what you are going to lift. What does your meal plan look like?


#6

why make up your own programme just find one already made and is known to work very well e.g 5-3-1