what do you think of it for a newbie?
i cant seem to put the link up for it but i know its been posted on this forum in the past
i think the diets great (what im gonna definitely follow)
and the three phase is a great idea
the whole selling it as abercrombie is quite a sell out image but abercrombie is a sell out company i guess
great to be with you all on the forum
Thread: abercrombie workout
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09-10-2009, 01:31 PM #7
I think it looks something like
Monday: Chest and Biceps
Tuesday: Chest and Biceps
Wenesday: Chest and Biceps
Thursday:Chest and biceps
Friday: Chest and Biceps
Sat: Chest and Biceps
Sun: Biceps and Chest
I wouldn't follow any routine put out by Abercrombie. Find a real routine and follow it. Stickies are a good starting point.If it works, it works. If it doesn't work, it doesn't work.
09-10-2009, 01:37 PM #8
I'd rather see it before I judge it...but in the absence of someone actually posting the bloody thing (the website isn't working right now) I'll just make the obvious point that the source isn't the most instantly credible.To guys starting out - please understand: when you can deadlift 450lb for 10 reps your back, hamstrings & traps will reflect THAT not which program you used to get there. When you can curl 150 for 10, your biceps will reflect THAT, not which program, rep range or method you used to get there. There is no voodoo independent of poundage progression, just faster and slower ways of getting to your next pit stop.
09-10-2009, 01:52 PM #9
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I just googled it. It isn't great, but it's not as sh|tty as I thought it would be. I like the diet. It at least stresses the importance of diet which most noobs overlook. No deads though. I give it a D.For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
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09-10-2009, 02:04 PM #10
Here's the links
after actually looking at it, it doesn't look that terrible. the first two bits seem alright, phase 3 looks kind of dumb.
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09-10-2009, 02:23 PM #12To guys starting out - please understand: when you can deadlift 450lb for 10 reps your back, hamstrings & traps will reflect THAT not which program you used to get there. When you can curl 150 for 10, your biceps will reflect THAT, not which program, rep range or method you used to get there. There is no voodoo independent of poundage progression, just faster and slower ways of getting to your next pit stop.
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My buddy got into being an ambercrombie model a couple years back but he was shredded before he joined.
The workout isn't that bad really. It would be a good beginner workout and help with the stages. I do agree on the back though. Not enough exercises. just pull down and Rows.
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04-07-2010, 11:40 AM #17
In phase 2 of this workout.
I'm a newbie. I started exercising in Jan following this website for no specific reason. Phase 1 of this workout is great as it got my body introduced to working out. I'm more cardio conditioned than my counterparts on other routines as I did cardio before lifting to warm up, and more cardio on non weight days. I did the phase 1 for 3 months.
The Phase 2 routine is effective. I've been taking creatine and the protein shakes as they recommend. I've been on it for 2 weeks, and have gained 10 pounds, but the waist is the same, and on cardio days, its a little smaller. Even though I'm an amateur, I had to modify the routine as it felt lacking. I added bent over rows, and seated rows to the back exercises. I also like doing the standing military press (feet together) better than seated dumbell presses. And I added rear deltoid exercises.
I think i'm doing well for a newbie as I can do double the weight I could do in Jan. For example, in Jan, I used a 50lbs curly bar to do a good lying triceps in good form. last week, I used 100lbs curly bar. For the seated rows, I started with 1 45lb plate on each side on a hammer strength machine...Now I put 2 45lb plates and one 25lb plate on each side. I can add 3, but the form suffers. The only drawback is being constantly hungry. I am eating all day long, drinking shakes, eating snacks, and I'm still always hungry.
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