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Thread: Routine Critique
11-01-2004, 01:25 PM #1Mr HimalayaGuest
Good Morning all,
I am trying to put together a new routine to begin today, mainly designed for size and strength (in that order)
I have decided upon a 5 x 5 structure as I have got good gains from this set up in the past
Wide Grip chins
Stiff legged deadlifts
?? (Direct core work)
I will do each routine twice a week and I am trying to keep time in the gym down to 45 mins to 1 hour
I am waiting on some info in regards to what I should include for direct core work and will add this in when received.
I have placed the exercises in this order as I am trying to improve on my chins, squats and clean & press and will be most fresh to bang these out.
My questions are.. does this routine look balanced? and I am correct to concentrate on the above exercises, is there a obvious muscular imbalance?
My current 5 rep maxes are as follows
dips - bw + 112.50 lbs
bench press - 264 lbs
cable rows - 264 lbs
wide grip chins - BW (227 lbs + 22lbs hanging)
clean & press - 154 lbs
squats - 337 lbs
sl deadlift - 264 lbs
I am 6ft 2" and currently weigh in at 227 lbs and I am more than happy for this to increase.
I appreciate any criticisms, help and general information anyone can provide.
11-02-2004, 01:09 PM #2Mr HimalayaGuest
Would appreciate some (at least one [img]smile.gif[/img] ) opinions from the more experienced lifters/trainers
11-02-2004, 01:09 PM #3Mr HimalayaGuest
Whoops, itchy trigger finger