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Old 03-19-2014, 01:34 PM   #1
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I am considering trying a routine that was supposely made by Doug hepburn, but im concerned about muscle imbalances etc. The routine only contains 4 exercises: Squat, Bench, Deadlift, Overheadpress. There are no pulling exercises for the upperbody, wont this lead to shoulder injury and bad posture? You are not suppose to add any exercises to the routine. Has anyone else tried this program?

I could not post the link to the program because of "You are only allowed to post URLs to other sites after you have made 15 posts or more."
But you can find search for it on muscle and strength.

Let me know what you think.

http://www.muscleandstrength.com/art...g-hepburn.html

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On Tuesday and Thursday I personally would do rows for the 3x6s instead of the extra deadlift work.
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I am considering trying a routine that was supposely made by Doug hepburn, but im concerned about muscle imbalances etc. The routine only contains 4 exercises: Squat, Bench, Deadlift, Overheadpress. There are no pulling exercises for the upperbody, wont this lead to shoulder injury and bad posture? You are not suppose to add any exercises to the routine. Has anyone else tried this program?

I could not post the link to the program because of "You are only allowed to post URLs to other sites after you have made 15 posts or more."
But you can find search for it on muscle and strength.

Let me know what you think.

http://www.muscleandstrength.com/art...g-hepburn.html
Some questions for you.

How long have you been training? What are you currently doing for your training? What imbalances are you currently battling?

After these are answered, then we can better address the imbalance issue as it pertains to you. Could it possibly create imbalances? Sure. But then the average couch potato has all sorts of imbalances and they do not even train. IMHO, it is not an issue that needs to be worried about, especially for new lifters. In time, after you have focused on gaining strength and learning lift, then you can address imbalances. For most of us, the imbalances we find are less about routine and more about our genetics or bio-mechanics.
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I'm with Bamazav. Before giving advice on what to do it would be good to know more about you and what you're going for.

That being said, yes, do rows. Many rows. Take it from someone who made the switch to a specialized powerlifting routine way too soon. I got strong, then I got injured, then I got weak and now I just want to get back to where I was 6 months ago.
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I have been training for about 2,5 years, im 16 now. Im currently doing a 4 day split, but im afraid the frequency is too low, I only squat, bench and deadlift once a week. I really dont have any imbalances, maybe my shoulders are rounded forward a little because I used to bench press way more than rowing and etc. I also got a bulging disc when I was 14 when deadlifting about 235 pounds. But its healed, I can now deadlift without any back problems. Anything else you want to know?
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I have been training for about 2,5 years, im 16 now. Im currently doing a 4 day split, but im afraid the frequency is too low, I only squat, bench and deadlift once a week.
Training once a week is fine. So is training with a full body. Right now consistency is your best friend. If you are doing something that i working, don't rush to change much. If you want to try something new, and upper/lower split might be worth a shot.
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