Starting a new job soon, won't be able to get the gym as much as I have - four days a week.
I think my best option would be combining Chest / Shoulder / Triceps, but would this be detrimental at all to any of the muscle groups?
Are there many other options for a three day split without sacrificing too much?
12-01-2006, 02:11 PM #1
Training Chest / Shoulders / Triceps
12-01-2006, 06:28 PM #2
chest/delt/triceps is a very standard way to do things....at least it WAS for years....nowadays people are too into the "one bodypart a day" deal...but for many years people did chest/delt/tri because they wanted to hit them more than once per week
I myself am doing chest/d/t and I have a client doing it also...both making good gains
along these lines perhaps (sort of a low volume approach)
incline db press 3x10
abs (to give delts/tris a few minutes rest)
military press 3-4 x 5
side laterals 3x10
lying tri ext 3-4 x8-10
(optional) tricep pressdowns 3x10"Humility comes before honor"
12-01-2006, 07:01 PM #3
12-01-2006, 07:21 PM #4
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12-01-2006, 08:13 PM #5
yep, you have to sort of plan the workout ahead of time. See---> "strategy"
if you spend an hour on chest you can sort of figure on not having much left for delt/tri, lol....so you have to keep that in mind
sometimes what I would do is end chest with flyes, to give the tris a little break before I do overhead pressing
if your chest is good but your delts suck...dont be afraid to even do delts BEFORE chest
also, keep in mind, you may feel your triceps are weaker but just remember they are already getting a lot of work before you even get to them...so overall they are getting plenty of "indirect" work before you get to the direct tri work"Humility comes before honor"
12-01-2006, 08:55 PM #6
Wow thanks guys. Lots of good replies.
I'll definately be making the change, probably switching between chest and shoulders to start with weekly.
I tend to fixated on one type of routine (the one that I'm on) and then when I have to make a change it feels like it's 'wrong'. Still need to learn the whole variety aspect of weight lifting.
12-02-2006, 10:49 AM #7
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