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Old 06-21-2013, 02:33 AM   #11
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like the guys have already said, your routine at the moment is a trick of all trades and a master of none.
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Old 06-21-2013, 02:39 AM   #12
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Yeah, I ain't no expert at this stage, but what I've discovered, and heard time and time again from guys who really do know their stuff, is that you should make the majority of your routine meaty (big lifts that have the biggest, most direct effect on you), and add a bit of fluff if you want/need/must.

Nothing wrong with a few fluffy lifts, in my humble opinion, but don't get suckered in by the temptation to do "something for absolutely everything, from every angle" kinda thing. Not early on, in particular. As an advanced bodybuilder, with all that comes with that, sure, maybe then.

Keep it fairly simple, and you'll reap the benefits over the next several months, the next two or three years.
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Old 06-21-2013, 03:56 AM   #13
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I agree with OR. Pick a primary compound each day, bust your ass on it for 30-45 mins and follow up with 2-3 assistance movements with 3-5 sets each! Simple does it, those awesome gains come not from isolating or switching!

Good luck man =)
What a great reply. Awesome answer swede!
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I love volume, but what you have isn't a lot of volume. It's a lot of bullshit. Single leg press? Flies? Lunges? Dude, what are you doing?

Squat, deadlift, push stuff away from you, and pull stuff towards you. Don't worry about variations yet. You need to get stronger in these 4 things. If you need to lose weight, then do everything in your power to get stronger in these 4 things while you lose weight.

Don't worry, most people do what you've done. They stuff a bunch of crap in a program, but that's all it is; crap. Cut out anything that isn't making you stronger.
^ This this and again this. I was messing around with 50 different exercises for more than a year and barely made any progression, once I started focussing on strength on the basic lifts I started seeing rapid progression.
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When I started, I did Squats and Bench one day, Deads, Mil Press, and BBRows the next. Took a day off, than did it again.

Made great gains in strength and size.

After a few months I added Pullups and Dips.

Cannot beat simple, heavy movements.
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There you go, the general consensus is to cut that routine way down and focus on some big compound lifts and fill in with a few fluff movements to make it balanced. To make it even more simple, think of it like this; To get big and strong, workout like a powerlifter. Once you ARE big and strong, refine your physique like a bodybuilder. It worked pretty well for Arnold
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When I started, I did Squats and Bench one day, Deads, Mil Press, and BBRows the next. Took a day off, than did it again.

Made great gains in strength and size.

After a few months I added Pullups and Dips.

Cannot beat simple, heavy movements.
I just designed a routine for my wife. She's training 3 times a week and every day is made up of 1 lower body movement and 1 upper body movement. That's it. 6 total movements in the entire routine, all done in a garage with a barbell. The world would be a better, stronger place if we woke up tomorrow and every piece of fitness equipment that isn't a bar or a dumbbell had disappeared.
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I just designed a routine for my wife. She's training 3 times a week and every day is made up of 1 lower body movement and 1 upper body movement. That's it. 6 total movements in the entire routine, all done in a garage with a barbell. The world would be a better, stronger place if we woke up tomorrow and every piece of fitness equipment that isn't a bar or a dumbbell had disappeared.
I have my wife doing an A/B. Squat then bench press. Squat then a hip hinge movement.
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You guys know I LOVE abbreviated routines.

Currently, my favorite is. . .

Mon.
Bench and Rows

Tue.
Squat and SLDL

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Press and Curls

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Squat, push, pull three days a week. At the moment im doing just that and im making by far the best progress i've ever made. If you havent noticed the theme of the responses you are getting is keep it simple and lift hard. Good luck
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