Exercise Questions | Is this a good plan?

Hi everyone..I'm new...

I'm really getting into my strength-training programme, and i want tomake sure I do it right to get good results. Can you tell me if this is a godo workout programme?
I workout 5 days per week.

day 1: chest, biceps, lower back, lower abs

day 2: upper back, upper abs, shoulders

day 3: thighs/legs, triceps

day 4: cardio, obliques
day 5: lower back,biceps

*I'm also doing some cardio on all my strength training days. I find that when I do chest exercises, particulalry inclien bench press, my ticeps get fatigued, so thats why I dont want to do the triceps on the same day as chest. Is this ok? Or should similar muscle groups be worked together? I'm trying to lose body fat as well as get muscle definition. I'm female.


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Yelm Washington Personal Trainer
4/23/2008 6:37:46 PM
Ya i agree to,

You should switch it every soo often so that your body does not get used to one thing. IF your body does it will be more likely to sit at the same level without seeing any improvements.

Also it is also not fully known on the best way to work the abs, but It is just like any other muscle on the body and should be aloud to recover a day before you hit them again.

2 Posts
4/23/2008 1:20:51 PM
Thanks alot:)
This will really help.

Personal Trainer
4/23/2008 10:54:35 AM
If I could adjust your routine slighty because you can't just isolate your lower abs without doing your upper at the same time.

day 1: chest, biceps, abs
day 2: back, triceps, lower back
Day 3: Legs, calves, abs
day 4: Shoulders, Traps
Day 5: rest

Start over with day 1

As for your question, many PT's debate that all the time, my suggestion is to switch up your workout routine every month or two while keeping track of your progress in a logbook --->.


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