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  1. antonanton is offline

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    help me out here guys

    Hey everybody-
    I'm relatively new to weight training, and I was wondering if this workout plan is alright. My cousin suggested it to me. My one question is that I'm wondering if I will have good results if I only workout a muscle group once a week.
    Monday- chest/triceps/abs
    Tuesday- biceps/ back
    wednesday- legs
    thursday- shoulders/ abs
    friday- light chest work out

    Any help would be much appreciated
  2. IzzyDaHedgehog is offline

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    www.fitrex.com

    Take some strength tests, and it will build a workout for you.
    sudo make me a sandwich!
  3. Little Idea is offline
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    If you are new to lifting there is no real benefit to a program with complicated splits.

    A basic beginning body building routine:
    3x10 Bench Press
    3x10 Military Press
    3x15 Stiff Leg Dead Lift
    3X15 Squat
    3x10 Cable Pull Downs
    3x10 Rows

    Three times a week for two months

    If you want to train for strength, up the weight and lower the reps by half.

    But, if you really want to use you muscles for something, forget everything you think you know and put your network connection to good use: www.crossfit.com and www.danjohn.org/coach
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  4. Meex is offline
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    Posted On:
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    What are your training goals?
    Speed?
    Strength?
    Overall improvement?
    Fitness?
    Looks?

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  5. antonanton is offline

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    Quote Originally Posted by IzzyDaHedgehog
    www.fitrex.com

    Take some strength tests, and it will build a workout for you.
    That is an amazing website! I already signed up and have a workout plan set up
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    Little Idea is on the right track. Beginners shouldn't be doing much if any splitting. Most absolute neophytes will get tremendous gains from doing a full body workout 3 days a week. After a while, a 2 day split can be given. Only after tremendous progress would you consider going to a more complicated split, depending on goals.
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  7. antonanton is offline

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Idea
    If you are new to lifting there is no real benefit to a program with complicated splits.

    A basic beginning body building routine:
    3x10 Bench Press
    3x15 Stiff Leg Dead Lift
    3X15 Squat
    3x10 Cable Pull Downs
    3x10 Rows

    Three times a week for two months

    If you want to train for strength, up the weight and lower the reps by half.

    But, if you really want to use you muscles for something, forget everything you think you know and put your network connection to good use: www.crossfit.com and www.danjohn.org/coach
    I only have acsess to a barbell, bench, and a bunch of dumbells. Is there any substitute you could suggest in place of the cable pull down? Thanks
  8. Urban is offline

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    fitrex=lame

    Fitness criterion should not be segregated like that.

    And splitting is a means to increase intensity, not volume.

    Furthermore, splitting should not be any more specific than upper body, lower body. With compound movements (the kind you should be doing) it's not like you can totally seperate the muscles you think you should be resting. Quality rest is kind of important...that's where the beneficial ADAPTATIONS TO THE STRESS take place.

    And finally that stress thing I mentioned is not confined to the skeletal muscle. The systemic stress response wreaks havoc on everything....if not managed properly.
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  10. Ronin is offline

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    What ELSE are you doing besides Strength training and when ?
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