Hit a serious plateau and need to switch up my routine, what do you think?

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    Jan 18, 2011 6:52 PM GMT
    Hey guys, I am going to hit you with an actual workout question! icon_eek.gif
    So I have been doing a 5 day split during my bulk since October. It was:

    Monday: Chest and Shoulders
    Tuesday: Back and Biceps
    Wednesday: Legs
    Thursday: Chest and Triceps
    Friday: Back and Biceps
    Saturday and Sunday: off

    Now I have pretty much not moved up weight or anything in any part of my body for close to a month now. I even de-loaded the week between Christmas and New Years. I think working chest, biceps, and back 2 times a week just might not fit my lifestyle right now because I am not getting enough rest time with school and what not. So I am thinking about changing to this:

    Monday: Chest
    Tuesday: Back
    Wednesday: Shoulders
    Thursday: Legs
    Friday: Bi's and Tri's
    Saturday and Sunday: off

    And I will be doing about 12-15 total sets for the larger body parts and 6-9 total sets for the smaller body parts. I will be sticking with lots of compound movements with any isolation movements at the end of the workout. I don't have many signs of over-training, except the fact that I have made no progress in nearly a month, but I can't help but feel that over-training may be the case, especially for my chest.

    So what do you guys think??
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    Jan 19, 2011 5:23 AM GMT
    Maybe take out your arm day completely. You're already working your bicepts and tricepts on your back and chest days respectively. I use to do the same thing and my arms grew a bit when I dropped my arm day. I guess I was overtraining them even though I didn't think I was.