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Is having a diversified work-out schedule good or bad ?

Posted: Wed Jul 26, 2006 4:48 am
by Eduard
I have currently splitted my work-out on different kinds of exercise so that when I work-out a specific body muscle I have about 2-3 exercises which I repeat.

For example, for the deltoid muscles I have divised 4 programs:


dumbbell shoulder press
single shoulder abduction


flies with weights
upright row


floating arms with weights
single shoulder extension


arm circleswith weights
deltoid lifts

What I would want to ask you is if it is good to train on these programs alternatively (1) - (2) - (3) - (4) or is it better to group the exercises, something like (1) - (1) - (1) - (1) and then (2) - (2) - (2) - (2) and then so on until I start again from (1) - (1) - (1) - (1).

What would be better for the muscle development, a diversified schedule or something more compact ?

Posted: Thu Jul 27, 2006 7:54 am
by Eduard
Any ideas?

Posted: Thu Jul 27, 2006 8:35 am
by TimD
Hi Eduard, wasn't around yesterday. IMHO, diversity is the way to go. The more, the better, with a few exeptions. If you are into contest preperation for a sport, then stick to your sport. If not, go general prep and the more diversity, the better. Just my 2 cents.

Posted: Fri Jul 28, 2006 5:52 am
by Eduard
Hi Tim, I'm not training for any sports so I will follow your recommandation and go for diversity. Thanks for the help!