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Old 09-05-2011, 07:24 PM   #1

Join Date: Sep 2011
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gethuge69 is off to a bad start

Hi all, new on here.

Some info: I'm 23 years old, 5'5, 148 lbs, natural lifter no steroids.

I've followed a few different routines, starting stregnth, upper/lower split, bodypart splits, etc.

I wanted to know what people feel is the best optimal way to train if my goal is pure size and mass ( i mean I want to be cut too I don't want to be fat either).

I am currently doing a 5 day bodypart split that looks like this:
Mon - Quads, Calves
Tues - Shoulders, Traps & Hams
Wed - Bi's, Tris, Abs
Thurs - Back
Fri - Chest, Abs
3 days of cardio.

How are my results? I'm really not sure, I mean I can't tell much of a difference, but I don't really know for sure. I don't know I look a little more cut then usual, but maybe thats cuz my rest time inbetween sets is a minute or less usually. I perform about 3 exercises per muscle, and 3 sets, 8-10 reps. My confusion comes in here: I have read that training a muscle group once a week doesn't work well for NATURAL lifters, that its more optimal for guys on gear. I've read that natural lifters would do better hitting a muscle more freqntly like doing an upper/lower split 4 days a week. I don't LOVE this split because i am in the gym 5 days a week, plus with the cardio I feel like im there all the time, its a big commitment. I work a fulltime job, so its not easy. But then again whatever is going to get my the results I want, then I will go for it.

What do you guys would be the best routine? SHould I keep doing a 5 day body[part split, or is that not good for natty lifters? Should I do an upper/lower? Or something else? What can you guys recommend to help me end my confusion. I just want results, i want to be bigger.

ALSO- the 1 thing I did notice is from doing the 5 day split is my arms did grow a little, i don't know if that helps at all.

any advice would be truly appreciated. i dont want to waste my time in the gymn!
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