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Old 03-08-2012, 10:56 AM   #1
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I was just wondering if anyone had a viable A/B/A combination for:

Squat
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Bench
Rows
DLift
OHP
CnP

.......Would OHP and CnP be too taxing on shoulders if combined? Or should they be rotated?
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I used an A/B variation recently. Here is the log:http://muscleandbrawn.com/forums/tra...sh-weight.html
It may help give you an idea. You could remove and add where desired.
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I was just wondering if anyone had a viable A/B/A combination for:

Squat
FSquat
Bench
Rows
DLift
OHP
CnP

.......Would OHP and CnP be too taxing on shoulders if combined? Or should they be rotated?
I personally would rotate them.

One possible option...

Workout A
Clean and Press
Squat
Bench Press
Rows

Workout B
Deadlift
Front Squat
Overhead Press
Dips/Pullups superset
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Thanks Josh, I had viewed yours last week and was trying to find it again,lol..will definately give it another look. And Steve did you put those in specific order? Thanks.
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Thanks Josh, I had viewed yours last week and was trying to find it again,lol..will definately give it another look. And Steve did you put those in specific order? Thanks.
Yes. In general my rules are:

--Olympic lifts/variations first
--Deadlifts and squats
--Heavy compound posterior chain movements (RDLs, good mornings, etc.)
--Presses and rows
--Everything else, compound and most taxing to isolation

Also, if I have 2 pressing movements in a training day I like to split them to allow the triceps to recover. This really doesn't come into play in your routine.

In some cases I will power the Olympic variation after squats and deadlifts. I do this often myself, especially if my lower back is feeling sub-par.
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Workout A
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Bench Press
Rows

Workout B
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Front Squat
Overhead Press
Dips/Pullups superset
Exactly what I was thinking too.
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Yes. In general my rules are:

--Olympic lifts/variations first
--Deadlifts and squats
--Heavy compound posterior chain movements (RDLs, good mornings, etc.)
--Presses and rows
--Everything else, compound and most taxing to isolation

Also, if I have 2 pressing movements in a training day I like to split them to allow the triceps to recover. This really doesn't come into play in your routine.

In some cases I will power the Olympic variation after squats and deadlifts. I do this often myself, especially if my lower back is feeling sub-par.
Makes sense and thanks again...just don't want set myself up for epic failure!
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Makes sense and thanks again...just don't want set myself up for epic failure!
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I was just wondering if anyone had a viable A/B/A combination for:

Squat
FSquat
Bench
Rows
DLift
OHP
CnP

.......Would OHP and CnP be too taxing on shoulders if combined? Or should they be rotated?
I would do OHP and CnP on different days personally. It would drain your CNS or anything, but it would potentially hinder your progress.

I would do your A/B/A schedules like this...

Workout A
Squat
Bench
Rows
CnP

Workout B
Deadlift
OHP
Front Squat
Pullup

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--Olympic lifts/variations first
--Deadlifts and squats
--Heavy compound posterior chain movements (RDLs, good mornings, etc.)
--Presses and rows
--Everything else, compound and most taxing to isolation
You know this has always been my logic as well, but I guess I just completely let that slip. Yes, do your Olympic lifts (CnP) before your lifts on Workout A. Thanks for bringing this point up.
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