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Workout Routine: 3 days on, 1 day off, 3 days on (Is this too much???)


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So here is my workout routine that I just started:

Mon - Chest/Triceps
Tue - Back/Biceps
Wed - Legs/Shoulders
Thur - OFF
Fri - Chest/Triceps
Sat - Back/Biceps
Sun - Legs/Shoulders

I got this routine off muscleandstrength.com

Is this too much? All advice is greatly appreciated....

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Heh.  You found that dumbbell-split routine, too, huh?  :)

I've been doing this routine for the past 6 weeks and it was a really nice change of pace.  One thing I'd caution for your week is that you don't have a rest period between Sunday & Monday (unless you're going to shift a day each week).

Also, while each day's exercise primarily focuses on a different muscle group, you're still going to be using nearby muscle groups to do other exercises.  I'm wondering if that might be not enough time in between days for recovery.

After the first two weeks, I had to readjust the order of the exercises within each day because there was little to no rest period for specific muscle groups. 

I'd caution you to be watchful of overtraining.  After about 3-4 weeks of this routine, you might approach burn-out if you're not careful.  Make sure to eat enough good, clean foods (lean proteins, complex carbohydrates), drink plenty of water, and above all, SLEEP!

 

I'm not a fan of splits that essentially have you training your upper body twice and your lower body once.

And if you are doing squats and deadlifts (I'd hope), you aren't going to be able to do them the day after you work your back.

Original Post by crimson667:

Heh.  You found that dumbbell-split routine, too, huh?  :)

I've been doing this routine for the past 6 weeks and it was a really nice change of pace.  One thing I'd caution for your week is that you don't have a rest period between Sunday & Monday (unless you're going to shift a day each week).

Also, while each day's exercise primarily focuses on a different muscle group, you're still going to be using nearby muscle groups to do other exercises.  I'm wondering if that might be not enough time in between days for recovery.

After the first two weeks, I had to readjust the order of the exercises within each day because there was little to no rest period for specific muscle groups. 

I'd caution you to be watchful of overtraining.  After about 3-4 weeks of this routine, you might approach burn-out if you're not careful.  Make sure to eat enough good, clean foods (lean proteins, complex carbohydrates), drink plenty of water, and above all, SLEEP!

 

 how did you readjust the order of the exercises after your first 2 weeks?
What is your goal?

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