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    What is Wrong with this Rep-Goal Beginner/Intermediate Routine?

    I'm requesting feedback as to what is wrong with this routine. This isn't even a routine I'm running or anything, and I'm sure it has plenty of problems, I'm just curious to hear what those problems are. I'm just trying to learn more about programming so that I can understand *why* good routines are good and bad routines are bad. This is vaguely based off the idea of combining some stuff Greg Nuckols has written (the general intermediate routine template that can be found as part of his The Journey guide) with a rep goal type progression system similar to The Viking Bare Bones.

    So what is wrong with this routine for a high beginner -> lower intermediate type trainee?

    Workout 1 / Workout 2 / Rest / Workout 3 / Workout 4 / Rest / Rest

    You have a rep goal for each exercise. When you meet the rep goal within the allowed sets, you increase the weight next time. You quit the set when form breaks down or your last slooow rep. Not going to failure ever, to the extent possible. Each workout has a main lift, a lift which is an auxiliary to another main lift, and some higher rep assistance work. I am also planning this with limited equipment (all I have are barbells, plates, bench, power rack, lat pulldown, leg curl, leg extension machines. No dumbells)

    Workout 1:
    Back Squat 3 sets rep goal 12
    Romanian Deadlift 4 sets rep goal 24
    Pendlay Rows 3 sets rep goal 15
    Bent Over Rows 2 sets rep goal 24
    Leg Curls 2 sets rep goal 24
    Leg Extensions 2 sets rep goal 24
    Back Extensions 2 sets rep goal 24

    Workout 2:
    Bench Press 3 sets rep goal 12
    High Incline Bench 4 sets rep goal 24
    Wide-Grip Pulldown 2 sets rep goal 24
    Barbell Curl 2 sets rep goal 24
    Skullcrushers 2 sets rep goal 24
    Facepull 2 sets rep goal 30
    Lateral Raise 2 sets rep goal 24

    Workout 3:
    Deadlift 3 sets rep goal 12
    Front Squat 4 sets rep goal 24
    Pendlay Rows 3 sets rep goal 15
    One-Arm landmine row 2 sets rep goal 24
    Barbell Step-Ups 3 sets rep goal 24
    Leg Extensions 2 sets rep goal 24
    Leg Curls 2 sets rep goal 24

    Workout 4:
    Overhead Press 3 sets rep goal 12
    Long Pause Bench 4 sets rep goal 24
    Narrow Grip Pulldown 2 sets rep goal 24
    Dips 3 sets rep goal 30
    barbell curls 2 sets rep goal 24
    facepulls 2 sets rep goal 30
    lateral raise 2 sets rep goal 24

    Again, I'm not actually running this routine and I'm sure it has a bunch of problems. I'm just asking for feedback so that I can understand more about how programming works.
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