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Push/Pull Routine

If I?m planning to do a push/pull routine where I do push on Mondays and Thursdays and Pulls on Tuesday and Fridays, how disciplined should I be to sticking to it? In other words, I?ve read many articles about the push/pull routine which state push exercises are for chest, shoulder, and triceps, and pull days are biceps and back. So for example, if I do a shoulder press that is considered a push. But then let?s say I want to do a lat raise or something similar. To me that seems like a pull. But both exercises work your shoulder. So can I do shoulder press on Monday, and lat raise on Tuesday since they are technically push/pull exercises? Or is it better if I stick the basic chest/shoulder/tricep and back/bicep methodology.

don’t even bother with “lat raises” or any other worthless exercise. Stick w/ the basic movements for now, but obviously curls would go on pull day and pushdowns or extensions on push day. A better way to train may be to go with full body workouts with lower body push/upper body pull and lower body pull/upper body push supersets.

If I were you I’d worry more about squeezing some leg work in there somewhere.

don’t forget the other half of your body.

[quote]EatSleepLift wrote:
don’t forget the other half of your body.[/quote]

yeah

[quote]Tiribulus wrote:
If I were you I’d worry more about squeezing some leg work in there somewhere.[/quote]

I have leg work in my routine as well, just left it out of the post since the answer would have been the same for either upper or lower body. So I guess I should more prepare a workout based on the chest/tri/shoulder and back/bicep methodology. With legs included in those days as well, squat for push, dead for pull, etc.

[quote]michaelc5 wrote:
Tiribulus wrote:
If I were you I’d worry more about squeezing some leg work in there somewhere.

I have leg work in my routine as well, just left it out of the post since the answer would have been the same for either upper or lower body. So I guess I should more prepare a workout based on the chest/tri/shoulder and back/bicep methodology. With legs included in those days as well, squat for push, dead for pull, etc.

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that’s what I do. Out in 45 minutes, couldn’t be happier

If you insist on including lat raises then i’d do them on the pull day, especially since i suppose the push day has more exercises.

However instead of lat raises, i suggest you include upright rows/close grip on the pull day, which work both the middle delts and a little bit of traps as well.

[quote]secondplace wrote:
michaelc5 wrote:
Tiribulus wrote:
If I were you I’d worry more about squeezing some leg work in there somewhere.

I have leg work in my routine as well, just left it out of the post since the answer would have been the same for either upper or lower body. So I guess I should more prepare a workout based on the chest/tri/shoulder and back/bicep methodology. With legs included in those days as well, squat for push, dead for pull, etc.

that’s what I do. Out in 45 minutes, couldn’t be happier[/quote]

nice job responding to a month old thread