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Please Critique My Routine


#1

waht do you think about that routine? i took this template from: startingstrength.wikia.com/wiki/Push/Pull_and_Upper/Lower_Splits

A Upper Pull/Lower Push:

pull up 4x6-8
row 3x6-10
bb curl 3x6-10
front squat 4x8
hanging pike 2x10-15
bicycle crunch 2x10-15

B Upper Push/Lower Pull:

bench 4x6-8
standing military press 3x6-10
db incline bench 3x6-10
tricep dips 3x6-10
RDL 4x8
hanging pike 2x10-15
bicycle crunch 2x10-15

alternating A B A B A B ... (3-4 times a week)


#2

No calf work, your abs don't represent 1/3 of the muscles in your body, but they're the focus of 1/3 of your exercises, and you are only doing a single leg exercise each time. I would not do this program or recommend it to anybody.


#3

As the other poster said, there are much better programs out there. Why not try one from this website. Start with the beginner links above. They're great.


#4

How do you do crunches on a bicycle?


#5

I lol'd


#6

it seems ok to me... except I would do a few changes:
- take the leg exercises out and put them into one workout... separately. You would have a push/pull routine with an weekly added leg session (workout) in which you do 3-4 exercises for proper thigh development. On this day you can work the calves too.
- you don't have to do two types of benching... one is enough. add a fly movement instead... So you do flat for 3-4 weeks then move to incline for 3-4 weeks.
- I would ditch the military press and substitute it with lateral raises... especially if you do incline bench press. Do shoulder pressing movements every other week (like twice a month)
- you have chosen the perfect exercises for back (pull-ups and rows)
- for abs I would do hanging leg raises and cable crunches... so it's one body-weight exercise and one with added weight. 4-6 sets every workout is enough...

that's pretty much it... hit the weights!


#7

X2 - not sure if serious though...


#8