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Old 09-03-2013, 08:13 PM   #11
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Sounds like your original workouts spiraled out of control a bit, Linden. It is a mistake a lot of people make. You're correct in toning it down and getting back to the compounds.

When you think about adding more to your workout to hit "smaller" areas, think about this: How many guys do you know who can bench 225, squat 300 and deadlift 400 that have small tri's, calves or traps? Answer is none, those compounds will build you up everywhere. Believe in that.
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ive been toying around adding in close grip benches after military instead of doing crushers after bench. Close grip benches/Skullcrushers after military might feel better for you since triceps are already hit with bench.
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Old 09-04-2013, 04:42 AM   #13
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Sounds like your original workouts spiraled out of control a bit, Linden. It is a mistake a lot of people make. You're correct in toning it down and getting back to the compounds.

When you think about adding more to your workout to hit "smaller" areas, think about this: How many guys do you know who can bench 225, squat 300 and deadlift 400 that have small tri's, calves or traps? Answer is none, those compounds will build you up everywhere. Believe in that.


Yeah thats a really good point, thanks for the advice man.

Looks like I'll do alright now.
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Old 09-05-2013, 04:02 PM   #14
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"What, No Dips"
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Old 09-08-2013, 03:47 AM   #15
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"What, No Dips"
Unfortunately not.

Although they we're my favorite exercise, I can't do them anymore because of excruciating in my right shoulder.
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Old 04-23-2014, 12:14 PM   #16
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How many sets per muscle group, per workout, is necessary?

The reason I ask is because I've found that my workouts become very tedious towards the end.

And no, its not just that normal, good feeling of fatigue when you get to the end of a workout, its boredom.
It puts a downer on my workouts.


For example; today, I did 5x5 bench press, and then 5 sets of skull crushers.
Iv'e recently added the skull crushers in and they're going really well.

That's a total of 10 sets for my triceps, shoulders, and chest.

Then there's Squats


Then Iv'e got one arm dumbbell rows, and chin-ups.



I'm wondering weather the workout should stop there.

After that I do 4x4x4 chin-ups, which is basically a slow rep chin-up.
4 seconds up, hold 4 seconds at the top.

Added them in for some more bicep and back work because I wasn't sure if I was hitting those muscles enough.


Same with shoulders, tri's, and chest.
I added weighted pushup's at the end of my workout.



As I said the reason for this was that I didn't think I was hitting certain muscle groups effectively enough.

Not because of the exercises I was doing, that I didn't think they we're effective enough, but because I thought my technique was bad, thus making the lift not very effective.

Since listening to your advice yesterday, each lift has improved allot, and I'm on the right track.
All my lifts are back on point now, and miraculously more or less all those problems I had have been just about rectified.



So how many sets is enough for each muscle group?

Are those exercises at the end really necessary?

I know for certain I'd enjoy my workouts allot more without them there.
And Iv'e heard 10 sets per muscle is enough.
Just my two cents but I think it's important to ask yourself (and myself), how many sets work for me, rather than what is best.

What we seem to forget in this era of cookie cutter programs is individual differences. Personally, 3 sets seem to work best for me whether I'm training 5 reps or in the 8-12 range, but it varies from one person to another based on recovery abilities, age, diet, etc.

If something feels tedious, and you don't feel like it's producing the results you want physically or mentally, try something new.
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this thread is old, I think linden has it sorted now.
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I usually do about 24 sets in total on Every workout session. I love going to the gym which is why I put in the amount of time that I do.

I do a legs / push / pull split
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Why do you keep bumping these old topics?
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