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Re: i need a good full body routine

Post by ephs » Mon Dec 17, 2012 11:16 am

oh no, so you are competing with different grips. this could be an excuse for the loser :grin:
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Re: i need a good full body routine

Post by ephs » Mon Dec 17, 2012 11:39 am

another short question:

i still only workout on monday and wednesday, and do cardio on tuesday, thursday, friday. i decided to stick to this program in the off-season, cause it's working.

would it effect my strength training negatively, if i would do a very high number of pushups on fridays? a good friend was in the portuguese army and his record is 67 in a row. i want to beat that one day, so i want to train pushups beside my strength training.
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Re: i need a good full body routine

Post by ephs » Mon Dec 17, 2012 12:09 pm

another option would be to finish the workouts on mon/wed with some sets of push ups. what do you think?
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Re: i need a good full body routine

Post by Dub » Mon Dec 17, 2012 12:11 pm

ephs wrote: would it effect my strength training negatively, if i would do a very high number of pushups on fridays? a good friend was in the portuguese army and his record is 67 in a row. i want to beat that one day, so i want to train pushups beside my strength training.
Ask yourself: Would it? And if so, why would it? It's really not rocket science.
Short answer to a short question: No, it wouldn't effect negatively. More likely the results will be very positive.

EDIT: They will be more beneficial when done seperately, if you intend to get better on push-ups, not just burn the muscles in end of the workout.
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Re: i need a good full body routine

Post by ephs » Mon Dec 17, 2012 1:00 pm

Dub wrote:
ephs wrote: would it effect my strength training negatively, if i would do a very high number of pushups on fridays? a good friend was in the portuguese army and his record is 67 in a row. i want to beat that one day, so i want to train pushups beside my strength training.
Ask yourself: Would it? And if so, why would it? It's really not rocket science.
Short answer to a short question: No, it wouldn't effect negatively. More likely the results will be very positive.

EDIT: They will be more beneficial when done seperately, if you intend to get better on push-ups, not just burn the muscles in end of the workout.
if i ask myself, i would also say i could do squats, bench press, rows, pull ups and military press 3 times a week, but this could easily lead to overtraining :grin: . ok, i will try to work on my push ups on fridays. thx!
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Re: i need a good full body routine

Post by Dub » Mon Dec 17, 2012 1:07 pm

ephs wrote: if i ask myself, i would also say i could do squats, bench press, rows, pull ups and military press 3 times a week, but this could easily lead to overtraining :grin: . ok, i will try to work on my push ups on fridays. thx!
Then you would know. Only you know how your body reacts to training. Some people can do full body workouts three times a week with no problem and some common sense on workload. Some can't.
Try it out. If it hurts your progress and actual work, cut it out.
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Re: i need a good full body routine

Post by ephs » Mon Dec 17, 2012 1:10 pm

yeah, i read a lot about full body programs for 3 times a week, but most of the time it is something like one day medium, one day light, one day heavy. but i like to lift heavy every workout.
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Re: i need a good full body routine

Post by Oscar_Actuary » Mon Dec 17, 2012 1:26 pm

see me in 12 months on that one
Its also an indication you could progress more on 3 a weeks I think

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Re: i need a good full body routine

Post by ephs » Mon Dec 17, 2012 1:43 pm

Oscar_Actuary wrote:see me in 12 months on that one
i don't get the meaning of that sentence.

yes, it could be an indication. most of the time i'm not sore anymore after 48 hours or so. maybe i should hit the gym on friday then. only lower back could be a problem. deadlifting 3 times a week is maybe too much.
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Re: i need a good full body routine

Post by Oscar_Actuary » Mon Dec 17, 2012 1:58 pm

ephs wrote:
Oscar_Actuary wrote:see me in 12 months on that one
i don't get the meaning of that sentence.
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Deadlift Monday, Step Ups Wednesday, Back/Front Squat Friday.
Or do only Upper on Wednesday if heavy lower 3x a week is too much
Better yet, keep listening to yuor body and push where you can.

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Re: i need a good full body routine

Post by ephs » Mon Dec 17, 2012 2:05 pm

lol, the german sentence doesn't make sense. i understand the english words, but what is the meaning? you are going to do 3x full body in 12 months?
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Re: i need a good full body routine

Post by Oscar_Actuary » Mon Dec 17, 2012 2:09 pm

it means, I wonder if you will like going heavy every workout after 12 months of doing and increasing weight on bar

but if you ony lift 2x a week, perhaps it will be fine for a long time.

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Re: i need a good full body routine

Post by ephs » Mon Dec 17, 2012 2:12 pm

ah okay. yes, sooner or later i have to deload. my plan is to lift as heavy as possible til my improvements stagnate.
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Re: i need a good full body routine

Post by Jungledoc » Tue Dec 18, 2012 8:17 am

ephs wrote:ah okay. yes, sooner or later i have to deload. my plan is to lift as heavy as possible til my improvements stagnate.
I predict that won't be too long. Alternating light/heavy will keep you progressing longer and farther. The light and heavy days have different benefits.
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Re: i need a good full body routine

Post by ephs » Tue Dec 18, 2012 8:21 am

Jungledoc wrote:
ephs wrote:ah okay. yes, sooner or later i have to deload. my plan is to lift as heavy as possible til my improvements stagnate.
I predict that won't be too long. Alternating light/heavy will keep you progressing longer and farther. The light and heavy days have different benefits.
i have two definitions of light:

1) same reps with lighter weight
2) more reps with lighter weight

is it necessary to do a light workout per week, if i'm only training two times?
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