Am it on the right track?

Discussion in 'Basic Training Principles and Methods' started by Pedrossi, Aug 10, 2007.

  1. Pedrossi

    Pedrossi New Member

    I first heard about HST about 3 weeks ago, and I posted some questions here which you guys kindly answered. I just got over a shoulder injury, so I was only able to start working out on wednesday of this week, however.

    So, basically, this is the deal...

    colby2152 suggested this workout for me:

    Bench Press
    Shoulder Press of some type
    Calf/Abs work

    He left out squats because I have underdeveloped arms and my legs are already muscular enough for me.

    So I went to my "gym" (it's a hotel health club... very limited on equipment so I had to improvise my exercises [​IMG] ) on wednesday and did this:

    about 70% of my max for deadlifts.

    "improvised bench press" with 2 25lb dumbbells (my max is around 45lb)

    bicep curls with 25lbs, my max is 45lb

    dips at about 70%

    My workout lasted about an hour. I would do, for example, 25 reps with the bicep curls then go on to something else, then come back and do 25 more bicep curls, and I probably did about 4 or 5 sets of each.

    I'm planning on going back today and increasing the weights by about 5 lbs on each exercise...

    Am I on the right track?
  2. lcars

    lcars New Member

    hi pedrossi.

    how come you are using such high reps? are you not starting on the 15's?

    also 4-5 sets per exercise? if so this is too much if you are training 3x per week.

    1 to 2 good sets per exercise will suffice [​IMG]

    other than that your good to go.
  3. colby2152

    colby2152 New Member

    Lower the volume as lcars suggested.
  4. _Simon_

    _Simon_ Active Member

    hi pedrossi! yeah i would definitely lower your amount of sets to about 1 or 2, that's just too much 4-5 atm. i'm not quite sure why you were doing bicep curls as it wasn't listed in the routine you posted, but nothing wrong with that! ;) but yeah, are you doing the 15s? i'm confused about the 25s... try sticking to the 15reps for 2 weeks, 10reps for 2 weeks, and 5reps for 2 weeks as outlined, just trust in it and it'll work for you if you stick to the main principles

    yep just keep the frequency up to 3 times a week progress the loads from 5-10 pounds either each workout or every second workout, lowering the rep range every two weeks, EAT properly hehe and u should be fine! let us know how you're goin ok. [​IMG]
  5. Pedrossi

    Pedrossi New Member

    Thanks for the advice and setting me straight guys! Well I'm off to my 3rd HST workout [​IMG]

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