What do you think to this workout split?

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What about on my off days cardio/abs maybe?
For what? More time in the gym won't help your results. You can do light cardio either before or after each workout. You grow when you rest.

Ab exercises are a waste of time. Squats, Deadlifts, Overhead Press, and Weighted Pull Ups all hit your abs heavily. Running does as well. Abdominal muscles offer stability for high intensity movements. Doing crunches and knee raises doesn't help their functionality and will only make them look bigger and bulkier.
 

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Can't wait to put this in action, thanks for all the advice fellas. I might humble myself and start with just a bar!?!?!
 

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Can't wait to put this in action, thanks for all the advice fellas. I might humble myself and start with just a bar!?!?!
I always do my first warm-up set with the bar. Ain't no shame in it. Work your way up if you need to. Better safe than sorry.

If you already have an idea of what you can hit, just google "1 rep max calculator. "

I never max out, since I work out alone. I use online calculators when I'm curious.
 

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I've been working out for a long time and I know when to stop my sets short... Everyone has to learn their body's limits.

The more you work out, the more you learn about your body. I would just emphasize form over function. It's easy to start fvcking up by putting too much weight on the bar.

I recently had to drop my deadlift weight because my form was suffering. My back started aching, that's how I knew. I started videoing myself and got it corrected. Working my way back up now.

Video yourself doing squats and deads and compare it to the pros on youtube.


Watch as many "form" videos on youtube as you can. You'll learn a lot. The squat and deadlift are difficult lifts, and you can seriously hurt yourself if you don't know what you're doing.
 
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I always do my first warm-up set with the bar. Ain't no shame in it. Work your way up if you need to. Better safe than sorry.

If you already have an idea of what you can hit, just google "1 rep max calculator. "

I never max out, since I work out alone. I use online calculators when I'm curious.
If I do a warm-up set wouldn't that make my rep scheme 4x5 then? Or is it the 1st rep in the 3x5 progression
 

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If I do a warm-up set wouldn't that make my rep scheme 4x5 then? Or is it the 1st rep in the 3x5 progression
Warm-up sets don't count in your working stats. For example, when I'm bench pressing I do:

Bar x 12
65 x 6
95 × 6
115 × 6

Then work sets

185 x 6-8
175 x 6-8
165 x 6-8

You don't want to surpass 60% of your first set weight in your warm-ups.

So if your first squat set is going to be 250 lbs, your last warm-up set should be 150 lbs
 

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Cool cool, one of the main lifters at Tnation said I would probably have to adhere to a very strict diet minimum of 4 months. I would have to cut off tons of stuff and only drink water. Compared to another dude who I follow on youtube who pretty much feels like you can eat almost anything as long as you keep yourself in a caloric deficit (kevin Kreider) both dudes are ripped? Just wondering how a cheat meal or a coffee or 1 can of soda a week who fit in or hinder my progress? How did you guys go about it?
 

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And even though some programs can help speed up fat loss a bit, 90% of the fat loss comes from dieting. Even if you follow a “fat loss program” if your diet is not properly adjusted for body fat loss, you will not reach your goals.

So you are asking the wrong question: you should have asked about the proper dieting. That would have shown that you have the right mindset to achieve your goal.

Are you mentally prepared to eat a restrictive diet, that will be a lot more bland than your usual, devoid of most of the things you like, ideally without any cheating. Focused mostly on chicken, fish, lean meat, green veggies and a small amount of rice, no sauce, no drink containing calories? For 15-20 weeks? Because that’s what it will take.
As opposed to

 

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so in 3 reps keep the weight the same then? no increase every set (3x5)
 

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Bump!!!!!
What's up? The split I posted in another thread I use:

Workout A:
Squat 3 X 5
Lat Pulldown / Pull Ups 3 X 5
Overhead Press 3 X 5
Deadlift 1 X 5
25 minutes, low intensity cardio

Workout B:
Squat 3 X 5
Lat Pulldown / Pull Ups 3 X 5
Bench Press 3 X 5
Pendlay Barbell Row 3 X 5
25 minutes, low intensity cardio

This is more of my "bulking" split.

My cutting split is more advanced and focuses more on track-inspired sprint workouts, no deadlifts, and only 1-2 days per week of upper body compound lifting.
 

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What's up? The split I posted in another thread I use:

Workout A:
Squat 3 X 5
Lat Pulldown / Pull Ups 3 X 5
Overhead Press 3 X 5
Deadlift 1 X 5
25 minutes, low intensity cardio

Workout B:
Squat 3 X 5
Lat Pulldown / Pull Ups 3 X 5
Bench Press 3 X 5
Pendlay Barbell Row 3 X 5
25 minutes, low intensity cardio

This is more of my "bulking" split.

My cutting split is more advanced and focuses more on track-inspired sprint workouts, no deadlifts, and only 1-2 days per week of upper body compound lifting.
Use same weight every set? And do you agree with the guy in the video I posted about "clean eating"? Thanks
 

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Use same weight every set? And do you agree with the guy in the video I posted about "clean eating"? Thanks
I do 3X3 for over a year now with the same weight for all three sets. I can no longer progress on 5 reps. My last workout I benched 215 lbs for 3 sets of 3. My highest ever was 230 for 3X3. Squat was 295 lbs (high bar) at full depth. My body weight is 165 lbs at 5’7. I am never more than 12% BF.

I mostly agree with the clean eating video. Eat healthy, with everything in moderation. Just try to eat enough vegetables and don’t drink your calories. I gave up protein powders over a year ago.
 

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Dude, you should really stop giving advice on strength and hypertrophy training and programming. I contemplated not taking it here, but you fvcking need it.
I do 3X3 for over a year now with the same weight for all three sets.
You basically stay close to peaking year round, then say dumb chit like...
I can no longer progress on 5 reps.
Are you fvcking kidding me? I'm dead!
 
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Dude, you should really stop giving advice on strength and hypertrophy training and programming. I contemplated not taking it here, but you fvcking need it.
I don’t need **** from you as I guarantee I’m more athletic and aesthetic than you’ll ever be.

You basically stay close to peaking year round, then say dumb chit like...
Actually I don’t.

EDIT for clarification: I was answering @PeasantPlayer question about should the same weight be used for each set in that particular workout, not workout at 85-90% of max each and every gym day for the entire year.

Are you fvcking kidding me? I'm dead!
Do explain. This will be good.
 
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Fellas come on now, we all know there is not size fits all for working out. None of you are wrong, "facts" are fleeting as the Science expands
 

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Fellas come on now, we all know there is not size fits all for working out. None of you are wrong, "facts" are fleeting as the Science expands
Truth. However, the fitness industry makes a killing off making things more complicated than they need to be. Have an aesthetic physique isn't difficult. In order to look fit, you actually have to BE fit. The formula is really just clean eating + cardio + compound lifts. That's why when people conjure up these 5-6 day workout splits with 30 exercises, drop sets, and specialized isolation movements we should be quick to call BS.
 
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