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Postby HOUSTON TEXAN » Mon Sep 15, 2008 1:39 pm

Routine helped made by the great people on t-nation:

Monday, Chest:

Flat BB Bench Press 4x6-8
Incline BB Bench 3x8-10
Dips 3x10-12

(I'm doing the range thing but I'm going for the highest number there but if I don't get it I won't cry)

Tuesday, Back:

Chins 4x6-8
Pull Ups 3x8-10
DB Rows 3x10-12
T-Bar Rows 3x10-12

Wednesday, OFF

Thursday, legs:

Squat 4x6
Romanian deadlift 3x8-10
Leg Press 3x10-12
Leg Curl 3x10-12
Calf Raises 3x10-12

Friday, OFF

Saturday, Tris, Bis, Shoulders, Abs, mirror muscles basically.

Military Press 4x6-8
Barbell Curls 3x10-12
Close Grip Bench 3x10-12
Revers Crunch 3xFailure
Shoulder Press 3x8-10

Sunday OFF
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Postby HOUSTON TEXAN » Mon Sep 15, 2008 1:43 pm

Chest

Flat DB Bench

90lbs, 3x6, 95lbs, 1x6

Incline DB Bench

85lbs, 1x10, 1x7, 80lbs, 1x9

Dips

BW+45lbs, 1x12,1x11,1x10
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Postby swanso5 » Mon Sep 15, 2008 10:38 pm

no deads?

leg curls????

houston c'mon mate....
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Postby HOUSTON TEXAN » Tue Sep 16, 2008 7:05 am

I do have Romanian Deadlift up there.....
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Postby HOUSTON TEXAN » Tue Sep 16, 2008 12:16 pm

Pull Ups

BW 4x6

Chin Ups

BW 3x10,9,9

DB Rows

100lbs, 3x12

BB Rows

135lbs, 3x12
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Postby swanso5 » Thu Sep 18, 2008 1:59 am

there's nothing like real one's
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Postby HOUSTON TEXAN » Thu Sep 18, 2008 2:56 pm

Squats, ass to the grass.

295lbs, 5x5

Deadlifts, happy swans?

275lbs, 5x5

Leg Press

540lbs, 5x5

Leg Curl

162.5lbs, 5x5

Calf Raises

610lbs, 5x5

I decided to do everything 5x5. You may be critical of that but when I was doing my previous program I made more progress on the 5x5 setxrep scheme than any other. I made progress very fast and a lot of it.
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Postby swanso5 » Thu Sep 18, 2008 10:11 pm

it doesn't make any sense to do everything 5 x 5...calves are slow twich fibres and need a lot more time under tension for starters...and yes happy with deads but not squats in the same workout
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Postby DianaB » Fri Sep 19, 2008 9:46 am

I have to agree with the last comment, particularly in regards to squats and deads on the same day. Good way to kill the CNS and hamper growth.
HT, I understand your point about 5x5, I know many people who have had great success with it. However, don't overdo it you need no more than 4 big lifts a day, plus some abs if you want. Use the KISS principle, 2 upper/2 lower or 3 full body, eat, recover, repeat. That may sound too simple to you, but just keep in mind quality over quantity.

Bench variation
Squat or DL
Row variation
Quads or Hams
Weighted abs

Nice that you are going ATTG on squats, but it's not necessary, just get into the hole below parallel. Set up the pins so you know where that is, tap them and get out of there. The only time you need to go that low is the bottom of a technical clean or snatch.
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Postby HOUSTON TEXAN » Sat Sep 20, 2008 1:49 am

Yeah I really do think I could gain more strength on an upper/lower split then on whole body workouts. Like I could do it like this:

Mon Upper
Tue Lower
Wed Off
Thur Upper
Fri Off
Sat Lower
Sun Off

I just need to input exercises....I like my 5x5 though....
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Postby HOUSTON TEXAN » Mon Sep 22, 2008 3:24 pm

BB Bench

225lbs, 5x5, It's almost getting close to normal again :D

BB Row
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185lbs, 5x5

Lat Pulldown

235lbs, 1x5, 250lbs, 4x5

Standing DB Military Press

40lbs, 2x12, 45lbs, 1x12

Decline Medicine Ball Crunches

3xFailure
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Postby DianaB » Mon Sep 22, 2008 3:37 pm

You log everything at the gym right, while you are training?
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Postby HOUSTON TEXAN » Mon Sep 22, 2008 3:47 pm

I keep it in my head then write it on here right after I get back from the gym.
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Postby swanso5 » Mon Sep 22, 2008 5:49 pm

write it out beforhand i say...i always know exactly ehat i will do before i start...i won't do more and i won't dfo less than what's written but it's always progressed from the previous workout
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Postby HOUSTON TEXAN » Mon Sep 22, 2008 5:56 pm

Well I will get on here and check what I did last time while I'm getting ready to go workout. I have very good short term memory so I always remember what I did.
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