Workout Sessions?

  • BeingThePhoen...

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    Jul 06, 2009 9:17 PM GMT
    I'm trying to fine tune a workout routine and was just wondering what a typical workout session entails for you. Do you guys mix it up through the week, or do you pretty much do full body workouts at every session?
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    Jul 06, 2009 11:47 PM GMT
    I haven't changed my routine in years. The only that I change is the technique. Like one week, I'll do straight sets. The next week, I'll do pyramid sets. And then another week, I'll go for high reps with lighter weights. And then another week, I'll go for low reps with heavier weights.

    But other than that, the exercises and the exercise order have stayed the same.

    MON - chest, back (upper)
    TUE - rest
    WED - shoulders, arms
    THU - legs, back (lower), calves, abs, forearms
    FRI - chest only
    SAT - shoulders, and some arms
    SUN - rest

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    Jul 07, 2009 1:45 AM GMT
    I mix it up.

    Monday: hockey training (so basically an hour of intense cardio)

    Tueasday: personal training, all over body workout. At the moment we're doing plyometrics

    Wednesday: cycle class

    Thursday + Friday: rest

    Saturday: 1 or 2 hockey games

    Sunday: weights, all over body workout

    I suppose the workout you choose will be dictated by what you want out of it. When I was just doing maintenance, I was doing 3 all over body work outs a week with cardio on the off days. When I was putting on muscle, I was doing body specific workouts each day.
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    Jul 27, 2009 10:12 PM GMT
    I change it up about every 4-6 weeks.

    There are three main types of workout types that I do - all involve no more than 4 days weight training.

    Three types (all varied day-to-day within each type).

    1. Tri Split (legs/shoulders 1 day; chest/tris 1 day; back/bis - or some combination thereof. I make sure I add an ab workout at least two or three days a week). 4 days a week

    2. Bi Split (upper 1 day; lower 1 day and I usually do my abs on my lower-body day). 4 days a week

    3. Full Body (3 days a week; 2 exercises for each bodypart, except a focus each workout on a unique body part and then I will do 3 exercises for that part).

    I will also add about 3-4 days of lighter/low intensity cardio in as well.

    Hope that helps.
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    Jul 27, 2009 10:28 PM GMT
    Depends upon your goals, which you didn't state.
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    Jul 28, 2009 3:48 AM GMT
    I've a routine I follow, I stick to it.. latest is a two day split, simple but doing what it needs to do!
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    Jul 28, 2009 1:17 PM GMT
    I've not got that far yeticon_razz.gif

    I'm an Engineer by trade, so I know the old wisdom about Planning to Fail and Failing to Plan. But, at the moment I'm finding my "gym feet", having never really moved in my life. I alternate between a day of aerobic-style exercise and a day of weights, and I try to do a compound exercise targeting each major muscle/group of muscles.

    Is it working? I don't know, I dunno what I look like from day to day. I can't do a bench press to save my life (20Kg. Whoo me. -_-) but I hurt like a bastard the next day so something's going right.
  • zakariahzol

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    Jul 28, 2009 1:57 PM GMT
    The only time I can spare for gym is the lunch hour. I probably do 1 km running and some basic weight liftting. Total time...20 minutes
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    Jul 28, 2009 5:56 PM GMT
    I mix it up...........great results.