Push Pull

  • g56whiz

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    Aug 20, 2010 10:25 PM GMT
    I've been at this for seven months now and for my age (60's) making progress I'm satisfied with.

    I currently workout daily on the following schedule:

    Day 1 Abs > lower back > cardio 20 minutes > pecs > delts > lats > triceps > spinning 30/60 minutes. Pecs > delts > lats > triceps include 2/3 exercises per body part done in three rapid supersets

    Day 2 Abs . cardio 20 minutes > calves > hamstrings > leg curls > biceps > spinning 30/60 minutes Biceps I do 2 exercises in three rapid supersets.

    I rest when my body or schedule tells me to.

    I know that I'll have to change this routine eventually to keep from boredom. A trainer at the gym suggested a "push pull" program that would mix up the schedule but I most have been taking in the eye candy for I can't think of what specific exercise schedule he was suggesting. I'm too embarrassed to ask and to cheap to hire him (fixed income after-all). Any clue? Thanks

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    Aug 21, 2010 4:40 AM GMT
    A push/pull split routine involves working on body parts that you "push" with those that you "pull." So for example push exercises include working the shoulders, chest, and tris. Pull exercises include back and bis. That means that on one workout you might train chest (push) with biceps (pull). Some even split it so that on one day you train push, and on another day you train pull. You just need to keep changing routines so that your body doesn't adjust and stop making progress.

    http://exercise.about.com/cs/weightlifting/a/strengthroutine.htm