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El Freako

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Ok guys, I've been thinking over my split plan for my next routine and I'm not sure whether I want to run it with 1 or 2 rest days per week. Its going to be a 4 days push/pull split with 2 push sessions and 2 pull sessions.

Either:
mon - push 1
tue - rest
wed - pull 1
thu - rest
fri - push 2
weekend - rest
mon - pull 2
etc...


or

mon - push 1
tue - pull 1
wed - rest
thu - push 2
fri -pull 2
weekend - rest


I'm torn, I think the extra rest will be good for me and allow me extra cardio time, but I want to make some good strength gains on my core compound movements and I've always had better results from training them twice a week.

Any opinions?

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Here's my tentative split, its been revised since my last thread.

Push 1
Bench Press
Front Squat
Incline DB Press
BTN Smith Press
Skull Crushers

Pull 1
Deadlift
WG Lat Pulldown
T-bar Row
Upright Row
DB Preacher Curl

Push 2
Squats
Hammer Chest Press
Military Press
Lateral Raises
Weighted Dips

Pull 2
Dorian Row
SLDL
Weighted Chins
Rear-Delt Fly
Ezybar Curl
 

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Option 2. As already said better frequency, but also is more maleable to life.
 

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what they said, 1 looks harsh. 2 of working out then rest is awesome
im doing that type right now.
 

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So pretty much I should wipe my vag and deal with only having one rest day a week rather than 2.
 

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Imo it should depends on your recovery ability. If your recovery is slow option 1 could be a better choice, otherwise I would go for option 2.
 

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Imo it should depends on your recovery ability. If your recovery is slow option 1 could be a better choice, otherwise I would go for option 2.

Well rest days are actually pretty new to me. Up until a couple of months ago I only ever took the weekend off. I think I'm responding well to having Wednesday as a rest day so far. I thought another rest day couldn't hurt... but I'd hate my strength gains to be the victim.
 

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So pretty much I should wipe my vag and deal with only having one rest day a week rather than 2.

What are you talking about? That's 3 rest days a week in option 2. Unless you're not including weekends, which I don't know why that would be. :wutyousay:
 

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I never include weekends because they're rarely very restful.
 

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