should i do full body workouts 3 times a week??

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  1. Salar

    Salar New Member

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    or alternate between upper and lower body 5 days a week?

    right now i do squats, bench press and dumbell curl 3 times a week 30-45 min sessions and have 2 days rest between each workout.

    is this enough? i am not doing any form of cardio except punching a heavy bag flat out for 5 mins to warm up before the stretches and workout.

    i know i should be on the treadmill, bike or cross trainer but i workout at home and until i buy one this wont happen.
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  3. LiveFromThe781

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    you should do full body 6 times a week and keep your calories below 2000
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    6 times a week?? damn what about recovery time? im still sore now 2 days after my last full body? should i do it even while sore?
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  5. LiveFromThe781

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    just do more cardio it helps aleviate the DOMS induced by rigorous TBT. youll be ripped.
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  6. Salar

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    ok cool
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  7. BoardWalk

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    lol @ this shit.
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  8. Salar

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    whats so funny
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  9. KevinGarnett.

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    depends on your aim tbh

    also depends on how easily your muscles grow

    3 or 4 times is sufficient for me

    basically

    squats
    bent over rows (no homo)
    deadlifts
    clean and jerk (no homo)
    bench press
    shoulder (arnold raises and all that bollocks)

    these are what you wanna make the foundation of your workouts....then add on isolation movements at the end if you can to fully exhaust the muscle and hit from a different angle

    try and keep your sessions to about 40 mins - 1 hour

    short but intense is always better than a slow paced session

    also dont neglect pull ups, press ups, triceps dips..these help pack on mass brilliantly
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  10. Salar

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    thanx, i am 6'0 and 14 stone which i think is around 190 llbs not sure.

    my aim is to bulk up a little maybe get to 15 or 16 stone which is i think 220-230?

    im not too bothered on being super toned and chiseled right now i am more interested in size and gaining muscle mass and strength. once im happy with my size i will focus more on gettin lean and ripped.

    i do this purely for my own good i dont have any competitive interest or goals like that.
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  11. XxLiLBuRnAxX

    XxLiLBuRnAxX Prolly smarter than you

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    it wont cut you up or anything but it will bulk you up. Its what I do and I gained about 15lbs in a month and a half. That was something I was never able to do with my old workout plan no matter how much food I ate.

    Jut depends on your aim I guess, alotta ppl will tell you no and that it wont work and its counterproductive or overtraining or some shit. You dont gain weight and strength as fast as I did overtraining...but hey whatever
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