help me out here guys
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.
Tuesday- biceps/ back
thursday- shoulders/ abs
friday- light chest work out
Any help would be much appreciated
Take some strength tests, and it will build a workout for you.
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
3x10 Cable Pull Downs
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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Talk to TBK's boyfriend:
What are your training goals?
That is an amazing website! I already signed up and have a workout plan set up
Originally Posted by IzzyDaHedgehog
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.
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
Originally Posted by Little Idea
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.
Last edited by Nid; 1/26/2005 9:16am at .
What ELSE are you doing besides Strength training and when ?
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