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Thoughts on this Upper/Lower Split?

I feel like I can handle training everything twice a week. What do you guys think of this routine?

Monday: Upper

Flat Bench Press 4x6-8
Bent Row 4x6-8
Seated DB OHP 3x8-10
Pulldown 3x8-10
Barbell Curl 3x10-12
DB Extensions 3x10-12

Tuesday: Lower

Deadlift 4x6-8
Leg Press 3x8-10
Pullthrough 3x10-12
Seated Calf Raise 3x12-15
Rope Crunch 3x12-15

Thursday: Upper

Incline Bench Press 4x6-8
Chins 4x6-8
Dips 3x8-10
DB Rows 3x8-10
Alternating DB Curl 3x10-12
Skullcrushers 3x10-12

Friday: Lower

Back Squat 4x6-8
SLDL 3x8-10
Leg Extension 3x10-12
Standing Calf Raise 3x12-15
Incline Crunch 3x12-15

the upper body’s look good, for the lower body kill the leg ext on friday and replace with lunges, sissy squats, leg presses, front squats, you get the idea. maybe some leg curls for knee flexion, and your set. other than that it looks great

If it gets too much and you see lifts suffering, you can try making one upper body and one lower body day lower reps, one upper body and one lower body day higher reps (I’m doing the program “Blending Strength and Size 2.0”). But stick to what you got if you’re making progress.

i’m with ayork90–i’m not a big fan of leg extensions, but lunges are killing me

Seems fine to me. Doesn’t seem like too much work at all.

As suggested, replace the leg extensions with a unilateral movement like lunges, step-ups or Bulgarian split squat variations.