Help me with my new split

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    Jul 01, 2011 4:49 PM GMT
    Hi, I have been doing the same 5 day split for a while and want to switch it up.

    Right now my split is: chest, back, legs, arms, shoulders and I do abs at least 3 times a week.

    Now I was thinking of combining and splitting a few of these days.

    Like splitting tris and bis and having no "arm" day. Also I plan to split my leg workout.

    So I was thinking of doing:
    Chest & tris
    Upper back & bis

    Now here is where I need help. I want to split legs but I am not sure which is the best way. Quad should prob have their own day or maybe go with a small muscle group that I have problems getting to grow, my forearms or calves. I would even maybe want to do forearms and calves twice a week to really push them.

    Now for hamstrings, I think i need more of a focus because in my old routine I only did leg curls. I read up on hammies and want ro incorporate the romanian deadlift (i had been doing regular deadlifts) so I would need hamstrings to not b on lower back day when I do regular deadlifts.

    Also I prob want to split upper and lower back.

    I do not really need help with picking what exercises to do, but if u have any suggestions then let me know. I am more just looking for advice on how to split quads, hams, calves, forearms, upper & lower back and what else to do on shoulder day. And if possible to have calves and forearms worked twice a week.

    Thanks in advance!
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    Jul 08, 2011 4:44 PM GMT
    Ok after my week vacation, and week off from lifting, I am coming back home on Monday and want to start my routine. So I am bumping this topic in hopes that I can get some advice.
  • UFJocknerd

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    Jul 08, 2011 5:04 PM GMT
    I'm personally not a fan of those kinds of splits as the basis for a lifting program, but:

    Front/Upper body, Back/Upper body, Front/Lower body, Back/Lower body is a pretty common split people use, and you're already doing it for upper body with Chest/Bi, Back/Tri. So, you'd do quads and shins (maybe throw in the wrists or whatever that day), then hams, glutes, and calves. But, you'd still need to fit in the major compound lifts (squats, deads) that don't easily fit one of those.
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    Jul 10, 2011 3:36 PM GMT
    Awesome, thanks for your help. Lol I wasn't doing any shin exercises , guess I will go look some up.