I am a beginner, overweight (5' 10", 185 lbs, ~25% body fat), and trying to work out to get fit.
Most 3-day splits I've seen do Back + Biceps / Chest + Shoulders + Triceps / Legs. I find that after I do the Bent-over Rows and Deadlifts, I am a little too wiped to hit the arms/biceps.
So I am looking at:
Day 1: Back and Shoulders
* Bent-over Row
* Shoulder Press (Dumbbell)
* Lateral Raise
Day 2: Legs
* Calf Raise
Day 3: Chest, Triceps and Biceps
* Chest Press
* Triceps Extension
* Barbell Curl
* Hammer Curl
I have not seen many examples of splits that group in this way. Is there something wrong with it?
I am concerned that the deadlift works out the some of the same muscles as the squats, and thus I should not doing Day 1 and 2 on two consecutive days. Is that right?
02-13-2011, 06:40 PM #1
Back+Shoulder / Chest + Arms / Leg Split?
02-13-2011, 06:45 PM #2
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02-13-2011, 08:55 PM #4
that's the same split i do, except I have a day for abs, and a day for cardio (I have to get to the gym to keep from going crazy) but you may want to throw some more lifts in there. It seems like you only have the minimum amount of workouts to really get anywhere. If you're a beginner it's fine, but once you get used to it, I'd throw some more lifts in there (esp. clean and jerk for your shoulder/back day...probably one of the best mass builders from my experience)We fight til no one can fight us
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02-14-2011, 07:54 AM #5
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