|05-15-2012, 11:02 AM||#1|
Join Date: Aug 2009
Bodybuilding volume question
Built my strength to a decent level I think. Recently switched to a 4 day bodybuilding type split and it really seems to beat up my joints. Only 5 weeks in and I need a rest. Would it make more sense to deload every 4th week, or do you think 12-16 per big bodypart is too much?
My squat sets are around 320-350, deadlift I do 400s for reps and bench press my reps are mid to upper 200s.
|05-15-2012, 01:08 PM||#2|
Time to start over...
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Massachusetts, USA
Training Exp: 5
Training Type: Fullbody
Fav Exercise: Bench & Deads
Fav Supp: VPX Power Shock & PLCAR
A lot of people find a deload to be required, usually right around that time frame. I believe 5/3/1 uses a deload week for every 4th week, dropping weights down to 50-75% 1RM, as opposed to the 85-95% range normal range.
Try it out..take a week with little work, and rest. You should see a marked improvement on your next workout.. Not saying you'll jump the weights by 50#, but your body will appreciate the rest..
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|05-15-2012, 08:08 PM||#3|
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Join Date: Aug 2010
Post up your exact routine, including warm up sets and be as exact in the form style as you can. IE: full range of motion, etc.
Rick, 5/3/1 isnt bad but its really not the best for a bodybuilder. dont get me wrong, it can be used and you may get some decent results, but its really a program that is built with a focus on strength.
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