I've started doing dragon flags recently and they're giving me that "going heavy" feeling for abs that nothing else does @Mark Vandal
I used to love doing breathing weighted planks at the end of my squat/deadlift day
But I hear ab wheel is the way to go
Can some of you guys critique my workout plan? I've been lifting to bodybuild and get strong but want to see if I'm being excessive in certain areas, (especially on my chest and bis day). What would you add to certain days and what would you subtract? I do three sets of 8-12 reps on most exercises. Thanks in advance!
lower your rep range
this is crazy
justf scrap the entire thing
if you want to body build to strong lifts 5X5
everything is wrong
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yea this isnt a good program
top many exercises
to many reps
Which ones are worth keeping and which ones should I scrap?
juat do a whole new program
either starting strength or strong liftrs
you said you wanna body build, do strong lifts
Looks good, I have a strong chest and arms but I've been doing dumbbells for a few months and can't maintain this pace...
make adjustmesnts as needed , but try it out cookie cutter at first
but if your in begginer/ novice lifting faze this is the generel guidline your chould follow
focus on shirter rep range heavy basic compund movments with a system of liner progression
if you wanna add excesorie movments feel free but generely worry about squating more , benching more, ohping more, deDLIFTING MORE
if you get you core lifts up your gonna get bigger
Agree with shyguy, barbel excercises 3xweek with _consistentcy_ and slow increases will get you results. All you make your body strong and good looking is 3-4 excercises and that is it.
Daily reminder to stress the importance of form and focus on your dead lifts - I was rushing through a lift and herniated a disc, wasn't even going too crazy with the weight. Now I can't lift at all for a while. The mental aspect is just as important as the physical, so don't compromise on either or injuries are bound to happen.
That's rough. Hopefully you have a speedy recovery. @Steve - NJ
Also don't use fabric/Velcro weight belts. Use the sturdy leather ones. Better support there.
It's probably a no-brainer for most of you guys but I wasn't aware of that til it was too late
Sorry to hear that. I hope you recover quickly. What do you think the cause was? Weak core, not resetting at the bottom/touch and go, too much weight, hitching?
So it happened when I was doing 315, which I've rapped plenty of times in the past. I've been able to get sets of 405 in where I can do ~5 reps each. So the day I got injured I was warming up with 225 and I felt *great* so I was like "OK 315 is gonna be a breeze" so I just rushed it and went to full extension too quick and felt my spine shift from within my belt and it HURT. My adrenaline was going so I was able to re-rack and go home but I could barely move when the adrenaline wore off
I wear the belt tight too when I go just to be safe
@Steve - NJ sorry to hear that, brother. Once you're recovered, you'll be back at that weight in no time. I had a buddy who completely blew out his knee and couldn't squat for 8 months. Once he recovered fully he ended up hitting a 20lb meet PR after only 8 weeks of training