T Nation

Program Dilemma


#1

I'm wanting to do a Brooks Kubik program which is as follows
Day 1
Squat-Bench-chins

Day 2
Press- Barbell curls

Day 3

Close grip Bench- Deadlifts

This routine appeals to me as I have limited free time and at 49 years old and working full time prefer abbreviated workouts.

Another massive plus is that with this routine I would be able to train at home and only need to go to the gym 1 day per week in order to squat.

The dilemma that I have concerns the chins, I would prefer to do my weighted chins at home as its more practical as doing weighted chins at the gym would mean I would have to take two belts with me ie weight lifting belt for squats plus a dipping belt for chins.

I don't want to butcher the program as I've often read that you should do all programs as is so I basically have two options if I don't want to carry two belts around with me at the gym along with my water and fractional plates.

Option 1
Do my weighted chins in the house before I go to the gym which is 15 minutes away from where I live.

Option 2

Do my weighted chins on day 3 instead of day 1.

I think option 1 is probably the best but would like to hear other peoples opinion.

Please note I'm not looking for any input about the routine itself ie if it's rubbish or why I have chosen it etc just the input regards the question about the chins.

Thanks in advance for any replies.


#2

Mate I would go with option 1.

Whats the set/rep scheme by the way?


#3

[quote]Ausberserker wrote:
Mate I would go with option 1.

Whats the set/rep scheme by the way?

[/quote]

Yeah that’s what I’ve decided on, as for sets and reps its just a basic 5x5 program starting light and taking a few weeks to build up to working weights.


#4

Hold a dumbbell between your knees or feet instead of using the dip belt.

-would people at the gym really mess with your stuff if you left it in the corner till you need it?


#5

Oh for the love of GOD seriously…just take two Belts. Like its going to be that big of a burden its not like your dragging something like a specialized bar into the place.