Preferred Training Style

Discussion in 'Training Information' started by Con, Jan 26, 2011.

  1. J87

    J87 Top Contributor

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    Chest and Triceps + Back and Biceps + Legs and Shoulders.

    Day on day off, so each muscle groups are getting hit once every 6 days. Try to keep things pretty basic, progress every week if possible whilst maintaining good form and controlled negatives.

    Like to play around with things a bit, still learning what's best for me .. But happy enough with things at the moment.
     
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  2. Lou

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    Currently - 3 on 1 off 3 on 1 off.....chest and back get hit twice a week Shoulders, arms and legs are just on maintenance :D .....we are in a 'growth phase' and have plenty chemical recovery in place to warrant training that way. Saw some really good results when I did this last year.

    Lou X
     
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  3. Little Simon

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    Current use my own Basic but Brutal programme coming off the back of Stronglifts/Texas Method.

    Focus is on strength and Powerlifting:

    Monday: Bench 1x3 + Assistance: Inclines, Declines, Weighted Dips

    Wednesday: Deadlifts 1x3 + Assistance: Power Shrugs, Rows, Weighted Chins

    Friday: Standing Overhead Press only (Heavy Singles)

    Saturday: Squats 3x3, 3x5 + Leg Extensions, Calf Raises

    Weekly progression of 2.5kg on all except Deadlifts which is 5kg. Still in linear progression so I'll try and milk this for as long as possible before moving on to a periodised programme.
     
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  4. Dtlv

    Dtlv Moderator Moderator

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    Favourite training style... that's a real hard question for me to answer.

    Most effective routines have been:

    HST
    Escalating Density Training
    Upper/Lower Heavy/Light split
    8x3
    5x5

    Most useful techniques:

    Antogonist Bodypart Pairings (and Antogonist Supersets)
    Negatives
    Rest-Pause
    Cluster Sets
    Drop Sets

    Is very much a case of different routines for different goals though... no one-size-fits-all routine exists IMO.
     
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  5. ed220

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    Well I dont think there is any one routine that I have done that stands above others. All I can say is that I seem to improve more rapidly when I train with quite a low volume but regularly like the one I am doing now. Chest , tri's, legs and back, bi's, shoulders training 3 days a week with heavy compound lifts and constant progression.
     
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  6. Ripper

    Ripper Not happy, dieting sucks. Full Member

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    Been using only a two day a week routine for years as its all i seem to be able to fit in and certainly stops me overtraining.

    Currently Legs (squat & SLDL), chest (Bench on a very slight incline, wide flies), and triceps (cable push downs) on Monday and Thursday is back (cable pull downs untill i get back into chins & barbell rows), shoulders (standing military press & side lateral raises) and biceps (barbell curl).

    Each set is for 10 reps with 2 warm up sets and 3 work sets and an increase of 2.5kg every week until the reps are not reached. Wanted something with some reps in it as i had previously been doing rippetoes and wanted a change. I'm planning on doing this until easter after which i shall return to Rippetoes.

    Loved rippetoes as it added some major mass to my frame and had me doing some new things (cleans!) plus i had very defined targets which helped me focus.
     
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  7. 1russ100

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    i train 5 days a week ad the odd day il train twice. i genuinlly belive in volume training for me anyway.

    tried HIT and i do think it works but if your a recreational, beginer, intermediate bb whos training is a bit hit and miss - waste of time
     
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  8. DesperadoDan

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    I'm doing a 5 day 3x5 mass routine with drop sets. Working quite well. I've put on a stone and a half so far, not all lean muscle but we know it's all part of the process.
     
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  9. fitdog

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    Iv had good progress with a simple push pull legs routine all 5x5 compound movements i train every other day.
     
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  10. nc007

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    3 on 1 off
     
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  11. rekless

    rekless Top Contributor

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    Chest/Bi
    Back
    Off
    Shoulders/Tris
    Legs
    Off
    Off

    2-3 warm up lifts per excerice, 1 Working set heavy as possbile 6-8 reps.
     
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  12. huntingground

    huntingground Kenstradamus Competitor

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    Mon : Squats approx 4 to 6 sets, pyramiding up to 1RM max.
    Wed : Bench, 2 sets, 1 warmup and 1RM max. OHP, 2 sets, 1 warmup and 1RM max. CGBP, 2 sets, 1 warmup and 1RM max.
    Fri : Deadlifts approx 4 to 6 sets, pyramiding up to 1RM max.

    Did squats today and am truly fcked.
     
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  13. JW007

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    Impressive workout :)
     
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  14. JW007

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    I do a 4 way split over 9 days

    one bodypart per workout, one exercise 3-4 sets


    except chest days when do biceps as well (3 sets)
     
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  15. Stevens

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    i liked the 5x5 routine i did a while back.helped me get past a plateu with my strength also.
     
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