Ok, I am referring to this article he writes about creating your own Full Body Program.
Essentially some take home notes if you want to do Full Body that is Strength Specified:
- 4 to 6 sets of ONE exercise per body part
- 3 to 5 reps on this exercise
- 2 to 4 minute rests if you are training for strength
- Performed 3x a week
So here is a sample workout essentially based on his principles of making the program for str
CT’S FULL BODY STRENGTH:|
Flat Bench - 5 sets, 3-5 reps
Close Grip Bench - 5 sets , 3-5 reps
Shoulder Press - 5 sets, 3-5 reps
Weighted Chins - 5 sets, 3-5 reps
Squat - 5 sets, 3-5 reps
Romanian Deadlift - 5 sets, 3-5 reps
Barbell Curl - 5 sets, 3-5 reps
- Rest 2-4 minutes on each set
Pretty straight forward… 1 exercise… 4 to 6 sets, 3 to 5 reps, 2-4 minute rest, all basic top notch movements.
Now here is my question.He prescribes that you do these 4-6 sets of 3-5 reps with 2-4 minutes rest with 1 exercise/bodypart for maximum strength…but why can’t one choose 2 exercises with only 2-3 sets of each one instead?
For example, my biggest concern is triceps.
Instead of doing 6 sets of 3-5 reps with Close Grip Bench, couldn’t you just do…
3 sets CGBP 3-5 reps
3 sets Skullcrushers/JM Press/Board Press 3-5 reps
I hope you guys are following my point; it’s still using the same exact set/rep/rest time scheme as he prescribes; but 2 exercises instead of one.
Same goes for back, instead of just doing 6 sets of Chinups …
3 sets Chins
3 sets Barbell Rows
What is exactly wrong with this? The workload is the same and whatnot; is it just for better movement specialization, or am I missing something?