Any tips on how to condense down a 5 day routine ?

  • Artesin

    Posts: 482

    Aug 06, 2012 4:39 PM GMT
    Between full time work and school I may not have enough free time to hit the gym 5 days a week if I don't get out of class soon enough so Im wondering if anyone can see a way to condense this routine down.

    http://www.simplyshredded.com/mega-feature-layne-norton-training-series-full-powerhypertrophy-routine-updated-2011.html

    I was thinking maybe throwing two more power workouts into each hypertrophy day or possibly throwing shoulders into arm day and back into legs.

    However, I also like this routine, which seems a bit more consolidated as it doesnt have the power days. Which one would be more effective?

    http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/30-day-bones-to-buff-training.htm
  • GWriter

    Posts: 1446

    Aug 07, 2012 11:01 AM GMT
    Since no one else has answered...

    I didn't have time to read both of those threads (although I know Layne, and I'm familiar with his power/hypertrophy split, which is very effective). Maybe it would make more sense just to search for "3 day per week workout routine"? I'm sure there are some good ones out there. (Maybe a legs, upper push, upper pull workout? I.e. legs / chest, shoulders, tri's / back, bi's). I wouldn't suggest doing less than three days a week, though, if you are looking for muscular gains. Two days a week is probably not sufficient stimulation to make real progress.
    Good luck!