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Suggestions for Upper Body Routine?

I want an upper body routine that I can combine with the Nitro Squat Program. So, I’m looking for a simple 3x/week program - I should work on my overhead press and pullups, as they are weak compared to my bench press.

Any appropriate routines leap to mind?

Might look at some of the HSS-100 specialization programs like the chest or shoulders ones

Phill

[quote]Phill wrote:
Might look at some of the HSS-100 specialization programs like the chest or shoulders ones

Phill[/quote]

thought these were better for advanced trainees that have weaknesses in their physiques?

[quote]That One Guy wrote:
Phill wrote:
Might look at some of the HSS-100 specialization programs like the chest or shoulders ones

Phill

thought these were better for advanced trainees that have weaknesses in their physiques?[/quote]

IMO any program here can be done by anyone. Sure its best to get a Nice base from a solid well rounded routine for damn sure but the OP is doing a squat specialization program couldnt hurt to have aon for an upper part as well (if he can handle the volume of the two) and as long as in the long run he treats the body as a whole. Hits the other areas as well.

Phill

[quote]Phill wrote:
… the OP is doing a squat specialization program couldnt hurt to have aon for an upper part as well (if he can handle the volume of the two) and as long as in the long run he treats the body as a whole. Hits the other areas as well.

Phill

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I’m going to take the oposite stance on this situation. The nitro squat program has 3 squat workouts a week, and is much like it implies a squat specialization program. Now if you throw in some other specialization program are you still really specializing on the squat? And where are the muscle groups your not doing specialization work for suposed to fit?

I say do nitro squats for 3 weeks like outlined, during that time do 2 simple upper body workouts just to maintain strength/mass in those muscles. Something like one day of horizontal push/pull and one day of verticle push/pull. Keep it simple low/moderate volume and moderate intensity.

[quote]JNeves wrote:
Phill wrote:
… the OP is doing a squat specialization program couldnt hurt to have aon for an upper part as well (if he can handle the volume of the two) and as long as in the long run he treats the body as a whole. Hits the other areas as well.

Phill

I’m going to take the oposite stance on this situation. The nitro squat program has 3 squat workouts a week, and is much like it implies a squat specialization program. Now if you throw in some other specialization program are you still really specializing on the squat? And where are the muscle groups your not doing specialization work for suposed to fit?

I say do nitro squats for 3 weeks like outlined, during that time do 2 simple upper body workouts just to maintain strength/mass in those muscles. Something like one day of horizontal push/pull and one day of verticle push/pull. Keep it simple low/moderate volume and moderate intensity.
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Oh I can agree 100% with this stance as well. All individual dependednt and very likely doing both will be TOO damn much

Phill

[quote]Phill wrote:
JNeves wrote:
Phill wrote:
… the OP is doing a squat specialization program couldnt hurt to have aon for an upper part as well (if he can handle the volume of the two) and as long as in the long run he treats the body as a whole. Hits the other areas as well.

Phill

I’m going to take the oposite stance on this situation. The nitro squat program has 3 squat workouts a week, and is much like it implies a squat specialization program. Now if you throw in some other specialization program are you still really specializing on the squat? And where are the muscle groups your not doing specialization work for suposed to fit?

I say do nitro squats for 3 weeks like outlined, during that time do 2 simple upper body workouts just to maintain strength/mass in those muscles. Something like one day of horizontal push/pull and one day of verticle push/pull. Keep it simple low/moderate volume and moderate intensity.

Oh I can agree 100% with this stance as well. All individual dependednt and very likely doing both will be TOO damn much

Phill
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Well, I’ll take that into consideration. Really the only exercise I’ll be getting for the next four weeks will be my time at the gym 3x a week, and I’ll have plenty of time to rest, so I thought should go hard and add a lot of upper body stuff to the Nitro program (especially because my squat is pretty weak). But if you guys think otherwise…

[quote]M.L. wrote:
Phill wrote:
JNeves wrote:
Phill wrote:
… the OP is doing a squat specialization program couldnt hurt to have aon for an upper part as well (if he can handle the volume of the two) and as long as in the long run he treats the body as a whole. Hits the other areas as well.

Phill

keep volume low but intensity high for upper body work

I’m going to take the oposite stance on this situation. The nitro squat program has 3 squat workouts a week, and is much like it implies a squat specialization program. Now if you throw in some other specialization program are you still really specializing on the squat? And where are the muscle groups your not doing specialization work for suposed to fit?

I say do nitro squats for 3 weeks like outlined, during that time do 2 simple upper body workouts just to maintain strength/mass in those muscles. Something like one day of horizontal push/pull and one day of verticle push/pull. Keep it simple low/moderate volume and moderate intensity.

Oh I can agree 100% with this stance as well. All individual dependednt and very likely doing both will be TOO damn much

Phill

Well, I’ll take that into consideration. Really the only exercise I’ll be getting for the next four weeks will be my time at the gym 3x a week, and I’ll have plenty of time to rest, so I thought should go hard and add a lot of upper body stuff to the Nitro program (especially because my squat is pretty weak). But if you guys think otherwise… [/quote]