Comments on my first routine and a qustion

Discussion in 'Basic Training Principles and Methods' started by Beast, May 28, 2003.

  1. Beast

    Beast New Member

    Here is the routine I'm planning on doing:
    Monday/Wednesday/Friday
    Abs
    Monday: Hanging Leg Raises 2 sets
    Wednesday: 2 sets Machine Crunch
    Friday: 2 sets Incline Crunch
    Legs
    Squats 2 sets
    Stiff Leg Deadlift 1 set
    Calves
    Donkey Calf Raise 1 set
    Calf Raise Press 1 set
    Chest
    Bench Press 2 sets
    Dips 1 set
    Back
    Bent Over Row 2 sets
    Pull Up 1 sets
    Shoulders
    Military Press 1 set
    Side Lateral 1 set
    Bent Over Rear Lateral 1 set
    Traps
    Barbell Shrugs 1 set
    Dumbbell Shrug 1 set
    Biceps
    Barbell Curl 1 set
    Dumbbell Curl 1 set
    Triceps
    Close Grip Bench 1 set
    Lying Tricep Extension 1 set
    Forearms
    Monday: Behind the back Curls 2 sets
    Wednesday: Plate Pinch 2 sets
    Friday: Dumbbell Hold 2 sets
    My question is, would doing two different bicep/tricep/trap/calf exercises be more benficial than doing 2 sets on one exercise? I am not trying to "hit all the heads" as brought out in another thread, but add variety.
     
  2. Calkid

    Calkid New Member

    Pick one of the shrugs, one of the bicep curls, one of the calves, and one of the triceps (preferably the extension). Doing both motions for each muscle group is unnecessary.

    With muscle groups as small as those, doing two motions doesn't help and only increases the number of RM's and weight progressions you have to keep track of. A large pain in the hiney.

    Also, for stuff like squats and stiff-legged deads, bent-over rows and pullups, you may want to balance the number of sets you do for each movement.

    -Calkid
     
  3. Beast

    Beast New Member

    Ok, that's what I figured. I just like both exercises, so it was hard to chose ;)
     
  4. Calkid

    Calkid New Member

    By the way, I checked out your website. dang! You have an awesome physique for any age, much less 17. It's good to have you on the forums.

    -Calkid
     
  5. Beast

    Beast New Member

  6. jsraaf

    jsraaf New Member

    So, I have to wonder, Beast - with a physique like that, in such a short time & at your age, why are you changing things and going w/ HST? Bored??
     
  7. Beast

    Beast New Member

    Thanks bro. Yes, I wanted to try something new. I have been training MAX-OT style for the past year. Before that, similar stuff. It's time to switch things up. I had previously looked at HST over a year ago, but I did not read about it. I just say the 3X a week full body workouts and said "screw this." I didn't take the time to read all of the principles. But after doing so, I am looking forward to trying this.
     
  8. jsraaf

    jsraaf New Member

    Well, good luck with it kid! At over twice your age, I hope someday to have half as nice a build as you have now. [​IMG] [​IMG]

    I think we all may be asking YOU for pointers.. ;)
     
  9. Beast

    Beast New Member

    Anytime. I can't wait to start HST, I find my maxes the week after next. Then taking my SD. THEN I START! I will be tracking everything (girths, weight, caliper measurements). My diet is insanely strict as well. I have 2 other people oing this with me. So We will have the results of three different people.
     
  10. I would look forward to watching your cycle results progressing. . . will you be keeping an active blog for us here in the forums?
     
  11. Beast

    Beast New Member

    I will be on bodybuilding.com

    Pics, girths, caliper measurements every 2 weeks. If you look at my bulking section, it will be like that, but more detailed and precise.
     
  12. jsraaf

    jsraaf New Member

    Oh, to have that kind of time + energy on your hands... :D
     
  13. Beast

    Beast New Member

    :D Yup got lots of energy right now

    Right now, I have more free time because I am not taking any classes, just working. Starting in Sept, I will be back to working, going to school, and writing ;) , so the time and energy will disappear [​IMG]
     
  14. Beast

    Beast New Member

    Also, I am very meticuous about my diet and keeping records of everything. Hence why I am where I am now.
     
  15. restless

    restless New Member

    Looking very good. Great quad development.

    I like your articles too, I read some stuff before in that site that didn't impress me that much but your articles were all good.
     
  16. Beast

    Beast New Member

    Thank you.There are so great article at bb.com. There are also some terrible articles. I am tweaking the diet and workout I will use as we speak. I am going to find my maxes the week of the 9th (June), then take 9 days off, then start. I will post a link when the first article is up.
     
  17. restless

    restless New Member

    About your routine, how does the weekly total volume and volume per session relates to what you have been previously doing?
     
  18. Beast

    Beast New Member

    It equals out to about the same numbers of sets I was doing per bodypart.
    9 for legs, chest, back
    6 for biceps, triceps, calves

    So it is close to the same, just split up into 3 sessions.
     
  19. restless

    restless New Member

    Should be ok then.
     

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