The split??

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    Jun 30, 2008 8:21 PM GMT
    Ok well I currently got a program from my one friend who has a trainer. One thing I noticed is that there is barely any back or bicept exercises. The split is currently a 2 day split 1(chest,tricepts,some back and no bicep) 2(legs,shoulders).

    My question is should I add another day for back and bicepts or just put the back and bicept on the leg day?

    I was thinking of 1.chest,tris 2. Back,bis, 3. Legs shoulders

    What do you think?
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    Jun 30, 2008 8:47 PM GMT
    jlk7jester said

    I was thinking of 1.chest,tris 2. Back,bis, 3. Legs shoulders

    What do you think?


    This type of 3 day splits works really well for me and my goals, especially with my schedule.
  • UncleverName

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    Jun 30, 2008 8:59 PM GMT
    Does your friend have big biceps and a fairly well developed back? If so, it makes sense that the trainer wouldn't want to focus on those things.

    The trainer might suck, explaining why he's not focusing on that stuff.

    It really depends on what you want to accomplish with your training. If you want to get bigger all around, then I'd focus more on your back, chest, hamstrings and quads, than I would on anything else. Maybe do:

    Day 1: Chest, triceps and shoulders
    Day 2: Hamstrings, quads, core
    Day 3: Rest
    Day 4: Back and biceps
    Day 5: Hamstrings, quads and core
    Day 6: Rest
    Then repeat.

    If you're really going for mass, do lots of compound exercises, like squats, deadlifts, clean and jerks, pull-ups.

    A schedule for that might be:

    Day 1: Squats, core exercises, and lower back exercises
    Day 2: Pull-ups, push-ups, bench press, rows
    Day 3: Rest
    Day 4: Deadlifts, core exercises, leg strengthening exercises
    Day 5: Shoulders, biceps and triceps
    Day 6: Rest
    Then repeat.

    I guess at the end of the day, if you're just looking for a really good, non-specific workout plan, try one of the RealJock plans, or take a look at http://www.bodybuilding.com. They've got tons of info and work out plans there, as well as tons of personal trainers posting in the forums.
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    Jun 30, 2008 9:14 PM GMT
    Bicept?

    Stay in school Jester.