new routine?

Discussion in 'Basic Training Principles and Methods' started by oco, Nov 22, 2010.

  1. oco

    oco New Member

    Fairly new to HST. Would like to keep sets low-ish, do to ectomorphic, 41yo body. What do you think?

    Leg Press
    Calf raise

    overhead press


    Calf raise

    Bench press
    Uni DB row

    rear delts
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2010
  2. CDB

    CDB New Member

    Looks fairly solid to me. One question: why the dumbbell row and not a straight Barbell Row?
  3. jbweimar

    jbweimar New Member

    Probably to save his lower back

  4. TunnelRat

    TunnelRat Active Member

    Yup, since I already tend to fry my lower back with both squats and deads, I prefer to do my rows with dumbbells, lying down on a bench.

    Kroc Rows, which seem to be one of the most hard-core exercises I've seen, uses dumbbells (BIG dumbbells!).
  5. CDB

    CDB New Member

    Ah, but you didn't have squats in your first posting. (c: That said, good idea. I may do the same in my workout to save my own lower back.
  6. QuantumPositron2

    QuantumPositron2 New Member

    I'm an "ectomorph" too but I don't subscribe to the idea that we need different training methods or volumes. Somatotypes (ecto, meso, endo) were developed by a psychologist who was attempting to draw a correlation between people's anthropomorphics (how we are shaped) and our personalities. The theory is now defunct. But somewhere back in time bodybuilders picked up on the somatype theory and ascribed training characteristics to it. Here's the wikipedia article on the history of this idea:

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