Monday: Chest and triceps
1. Incline dumbbell press -4 sets of 15, 12, 10, 8 reps.
2. Flatbench barbell press -4 sets of 12, 10, 10, 8 reps.
3. Incline dumbbell flies -3 sets of 12, 10, 8 reps.
4. Cable crossovers -2 sets of 15, 12 reps.
1. Pushdowns -4 sets of 15, 12, 10, 8 reps.
2. Bent-over cable extensions using a rope -3 sets of 15, 12, 10 reps. 3. Dumbbell kickbacks -3 sets of 15, 12, 10 reps.
Tuesday: Back and biceps
1. Lat machine pulldowns to the front -4 sets of 15, 12, 10, 8 reps.
2. Close grip pulldowns to the front -4 sets of 15, 12, 10, 8 reps.
3. Seated cable rows -4 sets of 15, 12, 10, 8 reps.
4. Hyper-extensions -3 sets of 18, 18, 18 reps.
1. Incline dumbbell curls -4 sets of 15, 12, 12, 10 reps.
2. Standing barbell curls -4 sets of 15, 10, 8, 6 reps.
Wednesday: Cardio and abs
1. 30-45 min. of bike, treadmill or Stairmaster.
1. Crunches -3 sets of 50, 50, 50 reps.
2. Leg raises -3 sets of 25, 20, 20 reps.
1. Squats -5 sets of 15, 15, 12, 10, 8 reps.
2. Leg extensions -4 sets of 15, 12, 12, 10 reps.
3. Lunges -4 sets of 15, 12, 10, 10 reps.
4. Leg curls for hamstrings -4 sets of 15, 12, 12, 10 reps.
5. Standing calf raises -4 sets of 18, 18, 15, 12 reps.
Friday: Shoulders/biceps or triceps superset
1. (Military) barbell press behind the neck -4 sets of 15, 12, 10, 8 reps. 2. Standing side laterals -4 sets of 15, 12, 12, 10 reps.
3. Upright rows with barbell -3 sets of 12, 12, 10 reps.
4. Seated bent over dumbbell laterals -4 sets of 15, 15, 12, 12 reps.
Biceps or triceps superset:
1. Tricep pushdowns on cable machine superset with barbell curls -4 sets of 15, 12, 12, 10 reps.
2. Seated dumbbell extension superset with dumbbell hammer curls -3 sets of 15, 12, 2, 10 reps
That's split I made resently.
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05-11-2005, 05:25 PM #1
5 Day Bodybuilding Workout Schedule
05-11-2005, 06:48 PM #2
I like your five day workout. I find it beneficial to go five days a week for maximum gains. Two rest days is plenty.
I do a very similar routine, but slightly different.
05-11-2005, 06:51 PM #3
Also, I give it a 10 (b/c it's so similar to mine!).
I like the Triceps Pressdown with Preacher Curls (close grip), overhead dumbbell extensions with either hammer curls or reverse grip curls (with the preacher curl bar, shoulder width grip). I also like to finish with across the body dumbbell bicep curls and dips.
05-11-2005, 08:23 PM #4
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you could do abs everyday
05-11-2005, 08:32 PM #5
chest/triceps: IMO you dont need two fly movements. I would replace one of the fly movements with dips. Dips will hit your chest and tris nicely.
back/bis: you dont need two pulldown varaitions: add pullups instead.
legs: SLDLs > leg curls for hamstrings. SLDLs will engage more muscle fibers, while leg curls isolate the hamstrings only.My Training Journal...
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05-11-2005, 11:30 PM #6
I am going to admit that I really don't like your split. I am a big believer in going heavy in order to grow. If you are doing a 5 day split, I reccomend looking into Max-Ot. IF you do it right and follow the basic principles, it is an intense workout, and in my humble opinion the best workout to use in order to grow.
05-12-2005, 05:15 AM #7
I thought since it was 5 days in a row that it may lead into overtraining. That's a reason to keep it not really heavy.
So would it lead to evertraining?
And I probably thinking of doing some real heavy weeks, probably do 3-4 heavy weeks in a 8 week period and on that last week, 'week 8' to do a real heavy set and then take off a week.
Thanks for all the replies.
I felt that the Cable Crossovers would help shape my pecs better, they're pretty well developed and thought I could carve into them.
Maybe every other week switch Cable Crossovers with Dips. Sound good.
05-12-2005, 09:18 AM #8Originally Posted by Peaked_18
Notice that my comments about the 15 reps sets are if you are an average person. If you have more slow-twich fibers, it's okay to do the 15 rep sets
05-12-2005, 01:41 PM #9
I'm going for the 70's style bodybuilding and am going to use heavy weights, but with just higher sets on legs. With the kickbacks, for me they only work when they burn, it's not an exercise you really want to go heavy on, but just stress the muscle enough to grow.
That my way of getting an 70's apperance and I never liked the new range of bodybuilding.
06-25-2013, 01:30 AM #10
4/5 Day workout
Could you provide me with a 4 or 5 day work out ..
My age is 33 and i bit of belly fat . I am at an intermediate level .
Due to work constraints i can manage 4 days regularly at the gym and at times 5
06-25-2013, 02:54 AM #11
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I would suggest either barbell or dumbbell rows for back and the legs is pretty quad dominant. 3 quad exercises 1 hamstring exercise and 1 calf. I would change it to 2:2:2, something like squat + lunge, leg curl + rdl (hamstrings do knee flexion and hip extension- want an exercise for both) , seated and standing calf raises (to get gastronemius and soleus)
06-25-2013, 06:53 AM #12
strong 8 year bump. to the bumper, a 4 day upper\lower would probably work well. here is one such http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showth...hp?t=154362461
you can also google PHAT, PHUL, and Lyle's generic bulking routineThe floundering has ended.
02-22-2014, 08:51 PM #13
is this program is effective?? bcuz mine is
monday- chest and biceps
tuesday- abs and cardio
wednesday- triceps and abs,
thursday-shoulder and back
02-22-2014, 08:57 PM #14
sir my program is like this,,
chest and biceps
shoulder and back,
triceps and abdominal,
12-13-2016, 11:47 AM #15
Very confused, regarding a couple topics. Is it better to train ONE muscle group per workout or TWO? I'm noticing quite a bit of debate regarding this. I work a 10 hour day, I'm hearing that a workout should only last one hour at most, and that one should have plenty of rest before hitting a particular muscle group again. How can one hit two body parts, i.e. Chest and Tri's in one workout in an hour? On the other hand, how can one GROW if you're only hitting one muscle group per week?