which body parts do you workout together, how often?

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    Aug 14, 2009 2:45 PM GMT
    hey all,

    I'm curious as to what body parts guys workout out together (same gym day)...and how often do you work out each part a week...

    right now I'm doing...
    Day 1:chest and back
    Day 2:biceps and triceps
    Day 3:legs
    Day 4:shoulders
    All days: some abs/core work

    This seems to work for me...but might not be the most optimal set up...
    Each body part gets 1-2 workouts a week depending on if I get to the gym 6 or 7 days a week...

    Looking forward to your response!
    --Matt
  • UFJocknerd

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    Aug 14, 2009 3:14 PM GMT
    Chest & Bi & wrists
    Back & tri, abs
    Shoulders, abs
    Legs

    With 1 off day, so each muscle group gets worked every 5 days.
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    Aug 14, 2009 6:19 PM GMT
    Day 1: Shoulders/Triceps/Bicep
    Day 2: Legs (abs if I'm not lazy)
    Day 3: Chest/Back
    Day 4: Rest

    Then I repeat the cycle, sometimes taking two days of rest in between depending on how sore I am. The main idea behind this is to hit each muscle group twice in the same week. I like it; been getting better results off this than any other routine I've tried so far.
  • OptimusMatt

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    Aug 14, 2009 8:30 PM GMT
    Running endurance - (5 km in 28 minutes, working to get it down to 5 min/km)

    and the 100 pushups plan - will be starting crossfit soon but I took some time off from exercising and I figure I'll work on those two first before I really start pre-training for BOT when I join the army next year.
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    Aug 14, 2009 8:32 PM GMT
    1 - Shoulders and triceps
    2 - Abs and legs
    3 - Back and biceps
    4 - Abs or day off
    5 - Legs or abs and legs
    6 - Chest
    7 - Rest
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    Aug 14, 2009 8:51 PM GMT
    1- Chest and Shoulders
    2- Back and Arms (tri and bi)
    3- Legs and lower back and core (not abs specific)
    Abs - every workout

    Day off between each.
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    Aug 14, 2009 8:58 PM GMT
    I have a partially torn distal biceps tendon right now, and I am having it augmented with a cadaver tendon this coming Wednesday.

    Here's what works for me.
    1. Back, bis
    2. Chest, tris
    3. Hamstrings
    4. Shoulders
    5. Quads
    6. Arms
    7. Rest / Cardio / Party

    I rotate abs, forearms, and abs every three days along side the above.

    I do HIIT every day if I'm wanting to stay lean. I do HIIT a few times a week if I'm cruising.

    I never train if I feel crappy, or I'm sick. That's stupid.

    Weightlifting is intense exercise, and many folks over-train without enough time for recovery, hence, the workout above

    If you're not eating enough, and you're not sleeping enough, you won't see much for gains if you're hitting parts twice a week or more. In fact, it'll be counter-productive.
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    Aug 14, 2009 11:35 PM GMT
    chuckystud saidI have a partially torn distal biceps tendon right now, and I am having it augmented with a cadaver tendon this coming Wednesday.

    Here's what works for me.
    1. Back, bis
    2. Chest, tris
    3. Hamstrings
    4. Shoulders
    5. Quads
    6. Arms
    7. Rest / Cardio / Party

    I rotate abs, forearms, and abs every three days along side the above.

    I do HIIT every day if I'm wanting to stay lean. I do HIIT a few times a week if I'm cruising.

    I never train if I feel crappy, or I'm sick. That's stupid.

    Weightlifting is intense exercise, and many folks over-train without enough time for recovery, hence, the workout above

    If you're not eating enough, and you're not sleeping enough, you won't see much for gains if you're hitting parts twice a week or more. In fact, it'll be counter-productive.


    This is true. I wouldn't recommend a routine that hits parts twice a week to a beginner, or someone that doesn't know that proper nutrition and rest are far more important than your routine. Also, depending on your goals and day-to-day schedule, you may opt for a more spread out routine like some of the ones posted here.
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    Aug 14, 2009 11:41 PM GMT
    To the OP:

    When I was doing specific body part workouts, yours is exactly what I was doing. Well, the only difference is that Day 3 would be a rest day, then Day 4 legs and Day 5 Shoulders. The last time I was doing this workout I felt that my biceps were lagging behind, so I would do some arm workouts on Day 5 as well as shoulders.

    If I felt like I was plateauing, I would do a few weeks of full body workouts 3 days a week.

  • Joeyphx444

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    Aug 14, 2009 11:51 PM GMT
    Sun-Shoulders/Legs
    Mon-Chest/Biceps
    Tues-Shoulders/Legs
    Wed-Chest/Biceps
    Thurs-Abs
    Fri-Triceps/Back

    I do different exercise each time for the parts I work out 2x a week, change the routine or rotate it every 4-6 wks