David (author) from Birmingham, UK on April 27, 2018: Ok, I understand the article doesn't really address the upper/lower/upper approach, but it gives you an idea of that sort of training. and also how would you recommend warming up? thank you, I want to ask about Total Body Workout. David (author) from Birmingham, UK on November 23, 2018: Yes, doing a barbell complex after your main workout is great for conditioning. Can i switch the parallel bar dips on Wednesday to tricep cable pushdowns? And like you say, when you stall you can switch the exercise, or you could simply reduce the weight and build back up again, perhaps changing your rep range a bit at the same time. But the problem is that you cant do the same program 3 or 4 times a week as this will be boring . How does this split look? Superset – 3 set leg press and Romanian deadlifts 8-12 reps, 30 seconds rest. Thanks for writing this! I agree, I like the hybrid approach, I’ve been doing 3 day splits and 1 day full body for a while now and it’s great. You may need to do periods of higher volumes, or do higher volumes for one or two muscle groups (alternated every 4 - 6 weeks) to reach very close to your maximum potential though. My question is I am OK with my routine but really suck on what to eat and protein all protein shakes taste like crap. WORDS.TXT - Free ebook download as Text File (.txt), PDF File (.pdf) or read book online for free. Don’t have to be in the gym for an hour doing 20 exercises. Someone told me its a good time to work on your abs when your bulking and in a caloric surplus. I am looking into starting your three day workout plan as its simple and straightforward. I have gained more in strength and not much in overall size, just bigger arm peaks, but I think its because of doing the same exercises every workout. Thanks! I have put legs last on all days, as they are my most developed muscle group and I want to bring up my upper body. Notes: Keep the workout as is. Exercise and proper diet are necessary. Does this sound like a good approach to you? What would you recommend? I suggest you start with the 2-day. Since then, there has been lots of ons and offs and workout trial and error, switching between splits and fullbody workouts etc. For the best results, do today’s upper body superset workout along with the other workouts in this series. Great article. Fantastic article! Better to use the three day full body routine, where you deadlift once per week, and do just one work set of 5 reps, leaving a rep or so in the tank when you finish your set. Should I do some abs exercises too at the end of my workouts, just so I can maybe make them look better while im still dirty bulking? Hello, I have one question about volume in deadlift. I do plan on writing a length article on how to build muscle soon, so stay tuned! I shall be coming back to your weblog for more soon. I want to get into fitness modelling, so this program is based on that goal. That would give you better variety and should provide more consistent long-term progress. Great article, I have always been in favor of full body workouts, my reason for this is because you have to perform compound exercises to cover all muscle groups in the shortest amount of time. Say something like. Answer: Well, to gain weight and muscle you need a calorie surplus. Thank You. i want to build muscle and gain strength, but would sacifice strength over muscle a little. The three heads of the triceps are the long head, the lateral head, and the medial (deep) head. So I need something in 30 minutes I can do 3 days a week based on aesthetic and strength. how about the recovery time does muscle need to get the recovery, is it enough ? Here are 10 moves to help you get quicker, faster, and stronger. What would you suggest? When i can do either 5 or 6 reps with perfect form consistently I increase the weight by 5 pounds each time. Answer: Yes, it's basically a good routine, but in your strength training workout you have two rows and no chest work. I do body weight exercises and results are visible but stamina hasn’t improved improved much. I am also happy to hear you are taking your health and exercise regimen so seriously. Hi David, I currently have a hectic work schedule and will for the foreseeable future. which i find difficult to move. Question: All of the upper body exercises I do, e.g. David (author) from Birmingham, UK on May 09, 2019: Yes, that's perfectly reasonable, as long as you stick to the same exercise for a few weeks. Impressive! I think your plan sounds sensible. But you might want to experiment a bit to see what works best for you personally. 4) Flexibility/MyoFascial Relesae – I’m just starting to teach my dad about myofascial release and how to do it, but in a perfect world, you would do it in your problem areas at the very least (IT band etc.). Do you think so? Also, you will probably find that three working sets of deadlifts will become too much as well. I recommend doing this workout at least 2 times a week for the best results. Handstand push-ups are excellent of course, but most people can't do them. Regarding my BuiltLean Program, yes, it definitely can be used by women and has been used by women very successfully. Something to consider are the 5 basic movements (squat, lunge, push, pull, twist). Hey Marc, iv’e just received your PDF workout file of the Get-Lean-Guide, i have also been reading a lot of your stuff, specifically your conversation about the after burn effect with Dr. Chris Scott, its pretty interesting stuff. David (author) from Birmingham, UK on August 23, 2019: You can train abs and calves at the end of any of the workouts, two or even three times per week, although personally I would not train abs more than twice per week. If you go to the gym regularly you’ll know that body part splits (where you train say chest on Monday, back on Tuesday, legs on Wednesday, shoulders on Thursday, and arms on Friday), are very popular. Maybe I'll change the picture at some time. I’m 66 years old. As females age, we tend to hold more body fat in this area, making triceps development more of a priority as the years pass. If you have got quite strong you will probably benefit from splitting your body up a bit now, rather than continuing with full body. Question: What is the best workout for a volleyball player? Answer: Yes, this is perfectly ok for women and will work well. 250- 350lb. i know. Straight to the point. As this home workout routine consists of exercises for teenagers that do not require gym equipment, you won’t be putting a heavy load on your body. @Jenny – Great question. And, as you say, you should really do both. How can we use full body workout to reduce wait or fat. So as well as squats, bench press etc., you should be doing some squat jumps, sprints, push presses and a few other sports specific movements. You've written about the progression from going from the two routine full body to the three routine full body and then eventually to an upper/lower split. This will help improve posture in combination with everything else you are doing. That’s how I have eaten all the time. Hi Mark,  As usual great post! A big mistake many people make is doing too many exercises. And second, you should increase your protein intake even more than when bulking to help maintain your muscle mass better. Do this consistently for at least 6 months, and then consider changing to the 3-day. I go along with either the “full body workout” or the “split routine” is better, depending on the individual and the proper guidelines. David (author) from Birmingham, UK on May 22, 2019: Yes; I would say that looks excellent for a long-term (maybe lifetime) plan, as long as you bear in mind my comments re. Your body needs time to recover. I’ve been training this way since 1977 going from 155lbs to 215 lb. Thanks. I went from a max bench press of 180 lbs to 255lbs. By simply alternating between two different workouts over your three weekly visits to the gym you'll get all the growth stimulation you need to ensure maximum progress. My goal was strictly for strength and not for mass gain. A real full-body workout performed by an athlete with a goal in mind induces maximal muscle contraction with heavy weights, allows for full recovery so you can grow and still train hard, and prevents the inevitable burnout caused by overtraining. Do 3-4 sets of 5-8 reps. Sorry for all the questions. In fair shape, but starting from scratch again because I was not satisfied with my trainer at fitness 19. I heard that deadlifts and Squats are bad for tall people. Thanks for all your help David. In fact Frank Zane is reported as saying he effectively trained the same way as Mike Mentzer in that he did five or six sets of an exercise, but he increased the weight each set, with only the last set being a true maximum set. Ive tried these 12 weeks programmes and no major changes and now doing all muscle workout 2 and sometimes 3 times aweek if i have time. It resembles yours, but has more exercises. Barbell squats – 4 sets of 8 reps; Leg press machine – 3 sets of 12 reps; Leg extensions – 3 sets of 15 reps; Hamstring curls – 3 sets of 15 reps; Walking lunges – 4 sets of 10 reps per leg; Seated or standing calf raises – 4 sets of 20 reps per leg; 10 minutes on the elliptical machine; Diet and Nutrition. @Jack – Sorry for the very late response. I think for most exercisers who have a busy schedule, that’s doable and the volume is high enough to get results, but not too high so as to create an over-training response. Answer: There could be any number of reasons, but to summarise, you need to do the following. Is this a good workout plan to get good results health wise and for toning and building muscles? Not many program can offer you that! Would this be a good approach to fit in more work within the same period of time? All you really need is a squat, lunge or deadlift variation, an upper-body push, and an upper-body pull. So the only real alternative is to get a set of dumbbells and do overhead presses or lateral raises with them. Bodybuilders are known for the large amount of meat they eat so they can try to stay anabolic. A workout that combines a strength exercise with a bit of a cardio/interval exercise. As such a rest of 24 hours would suffice. Rear Foot Elevated Split Squat 3-4 sets x 8-12 reps B2. Once you get reasonably strong on them, reduce to two sets, and maybe later to just one set. and after 12 hrs to tired to work out after work( federal law enforcment). For example, if you are working out 3 days in a week, you can complete chest and back exercises on one day, legs on another day, and shoulders and arms on the third day, which is a type of body part split. My guess is you are not eating nearly enough calories to help support the intense training you are doing. why are you about to give up? But most older guys don't recover so well, so this will probably be enough. i work three days on one week and 4 days the next week, basicly 2,2,3 kinda thing. If during your split routine you are not emphasizing the basics (i.e. Whether if I am in the gym or at home, this is the workout I tend to do a lot: 1. I’m going to be writing more about the “Top 5 Shoulder Exercises Etc.” in the next several months, but until then, there are a handful of exercises that are a must: Squats Lunges Deadlifts (just be careful, usually don’t have people do this unless they have perfect form), DB/Barbell Shoulder Press Lateral/Front Raises. Question: Is a full-body workout good for a sixty-year-old male? And six is the most you should do. @Jack – I had to take out the workout you listed as the comment was far too long to publish, by about 500%. This is because competitive bodybuilders take a lot of steroids to enhance their muscle growth. on other days i do HIIT. @Ian – I hope some people will chime in. © 2021 BuiltLean LLC | All rights reserved. I would try to separate your leg workout from your 3rd workout by 3-4 days if possible. And you should never do this when training with low reps/heavy weight. Although, when you establish the best rep range for you for each of the lifts, you should stick with that rep range at least 70% of the time. when i started training i weighed 80kg im now 82kg but less fat except around stomach which seems to be always there. For example, if your doing 10 sets of each exercise, that would be a lot of volume. You need to rest long enough to be recovered, so you can perform optimally on all your sets. Answer: Yes, you can definitely build muscle training just two days per week. But don't try to push it too far before changing to a less demanding routine. Also, could you elaborate on why the curls in the program use the same reps and sets as the more strength focused compound exercises? I have done sumo deadlifts alternated with calf raises in the past and that worked well. @don – Very sorry to hear you had to undrego those surgeries. Friday: Flat BB Press, Lat pulldown, Leg Press. each week. Rest TUE-THUR-SAT-SUN. Will full body workout work or do I still have to do a split workout? I understand how confusing and frustrating this question can be. So you could program them in a bit more frequently, or just be aware of how your body feels and do them as required. Just checked out your website and it looks like you have a lot of solid info on it! Answer: It depends on how experienced a lifter you are and how strong you are. hi Marc, I’m 32, started doing work up for past 4 months, for muscle gain and weight… I’m a hard gainer, underweight.. previously my trainer split my routine into 3 days per week: day 1 chest & shoulder, day 2 biceps triceps back, day 3 lower body and abs.. warm up stretching, then running on treadmill for 15-20 min, 120-150 calories burnt (I have passion running on treadmill).. The way you rationalize nutrition has been of a HUGE help ! Sep 24, 2020 - The best workouts for females - from full upper body workout videos to unique exercises that target those troublesome female areas, you'll want to follow this board! See my article on training for older guys for more info on this. You don't want to be swapping exercises every week. What is the most suitable workout, a full body workout or split workout ? Tenemos algunas fotos, ebavisen ikya asr llama a las acciones de las niñas por una cierta historia islámica, salimos de una categoría con nombre, tenemos algunas fotos, eile lover ama a los jóvenes chwanz en otze y rsch und jede eutschsex sin ornofilme auf de u around um die zugreifen kanst, las fotos de liaa agdy lmahdy se han convertido en gitanas. I’m mainly focusing on building mass, and gaining weight right now. Depending on how intense your full body workouts are, you could even do sprints and other anaerobic training on days you are not lifting. You can go a bit longer if you are walking, but I wouldn't go over an hour. As for straps for deadlifts; personally I don't like them because you get dependent on them. And will certainly decrease my cardio. Hi , i was an unusually fit 70 year old, however i have undertaken three spinal operations over the past 4 years (first two unsuccessful) . I have a question regarding diet. Hello David, I have been lifting for around 6 years, however, have followed so many different plans and to be honest I have a serious case of information overload. I’m a really busy guy who wants a good looking physique and also be in good athletic shape. By doing a full body workout instead, you split these 18 sets across the 3 days AND take advantage of spiking the muscle synthesis process each time it starts to drop. Answer: You can rest if you wish, but if you are not doing any cardio on your lifting days, it would be a good idea to do some on your off days. I do the following exercises with various reps and set amounts just to switch things up a bit. Calves and abs are easy though. Chest + Back. Would you recommend starting with the 2-day or the 3-day? But Leroy Colbert has many exercises (about ten or eleven) in his workout ... you suggest just doing four or five ... David (author) from Birmingham, UK on July 09, 2018: Yes, it's a perfectly reasonable choice. E.g. Not necessarily looking to get smaller anymore, just to maintain and maybe get stronger (I still have to work to eek out 10-12 push ups). For me personally, this specialty barbell feels a lot more comfortable than the traditional barbell and dumbbells, and I want to train safely, as I am new to weight lifting (barbell training, that is)? @reedrickr – Sounds like a smart plan. 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