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Old 01-17-2013, 05:50 PM   #1
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It's been so long since I did a split it seems like learning Chinese.

Since I have a long cut ahead of me, do you guys think it's beneficial to work with a split or an upper lower?
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Not sure that's as important as the overall volume. Get those sets and reps in.
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I like 4 days a week:
Day 1:legs
Day 2:chest and shoulders
Day 3:back
Day 4:arms

Versatile for powerlifting or bodybuilding. Bodybuilding like it is and if you want a more powerlifting split,legs become squat and back becomes dead day. Chest and shoulders become pause bench day and arms become lockout based day.
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If you can build up to those crazy full body sessions I used to do, you'll burn a tonne of calories like that.
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If you can build up to those crazy full body sessions I used to do, you'll burn a tonne of calories like that.
Not sure I have the time, truthfully. Perhaps I need to work a wee bit less and make time.
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Not sure I have the time, truthfully. Perhaps I need to work a wee bit less and make time.
Just an hour tops, that's what I'm saying. It's fitting more into less.
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I should have explained my reason for bringing this up.

Right now it takes me 40-45 minutes to warmup before my first working squat set. If I squat 1x a week I reduce my warmup time each week by 45 minutes, which could be used for other work. Pretty much the same deal with deadlifts and bench.

That is the conundrum.

So if I stick with fullbody I am considering something Grimekian on day 1:

315 x 10
415 x AMAP
465-505 x AMAP

This way my warmups serve as "work." Day 2 might be a 20 repper on squats.
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If you're doing stuff like 3 sets of 10 with sets every minute, that's going to limit your top weight and subsequently your warm up time. Also the next exercises will require less warm up too.

I can see your logic, but you end up doing less work. What I was saying was something like:

Squats 3 sets 10
Bench 3 sets 10
SLDL 3 sets 10
Press 3 sets 10
Rows 3 sets 10
Curls 3 sets 10

Eventually work up to

Squats 3 sets 10
Leg Extensions 3x10
Bench 3 sets 10
Chest Flies 3x10
SLDL 3 sets 10
Ham Curls 3x10
Press 3 sets 10
Laterals 3x10
Rows 3 sets 10
Shrugs 3x10
Curls 3 sets 10
Extensions 3x10

Go Reg Park on this bitch. Wouldn't need much warm up after squats.
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