as of now i have been doing a 4x/wk cycle of Mon. (Back and Triceps) Tues. (Chest, Bicepts)
wed. Off. Thursday(Legs) Friday(Core training like medicine ball stuff and planks)
Well deadlifts are a whole body lift, so pick one. I wouldn't do it the same day as legs. A lot of people on splits like to think of it as a back exercise (which I still don't understand) so it could go there.Quote
And don't be afraid to admit that you need to work on squats. It took me a good ten years to get them right. All the little natural imbalances, preconcieved notions, crappy advice, lack of intestinal fortitude added up to me doing lame squats for years. Now I go ATG and still have a few things to get right.
Oh and if the thigh bone isn't parallel with the ground it isn't a parallel squat.
I'm also going to add my 2c but this is in regards to benching. Learn to bench properly, it will save your shoulders from untold agony in the future. Along with this make sure you work your upper back equally if not more than your chest.
Natzo's LOG - Check my workouts!ASC 09 Top 5 pick Champion'10 MM fantasy Football league Champion
As to tmm510, I would'nt start HIT now as you are new to training and you won't be able to put 100% into the set at hand. However I wouldn't opt you to do high volume. Just use 3-4 exercises for large muscle groups (Basic compound movements) and 1-2 exercises for smaller muscle groups. Do 2 working sets after the warm ups sets for each exercise. A four day split would be good. E.g. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday.
"split training" will mostly lead a newb to constantly miss legs day. He's already stated his intention to "focus" on upperbody.
Of course it's not a reason to avoid split training itself, but it's a factor to keep in mind when recomending a workout plan for a novice. Just my 2 cents. (nothing personal here tmm510).
What I said was I wasted a lot of time on a routine that was inferior.
Science backs my opinion.
Hate is a strong word. I'd say that I don't like HIT being touted as a good way to train. It is a compromise way of training when you don't have the time nor the ability to lift regularly.Originally Posted by BGL
And I think your point is a good one. Only an intermediate trainee will get anything out of it, because you really need to be able to push yourself properly, while still lifting correctly, while not creating imbalances, while not overeating, while allowing proper recovery to the CNS and body, while keeping focussed...... Hang-on, at least two of those things are going to go out the window for anyone.
Summary HIT - do it if you want to fail.