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My weekly routine consists of:

M - Back + Cardio + Abs
T - Chest + Cardio
W - Legs + Abs
R - Shoulders + Cardio
F - Biceps/Triceps + Cardio + Abs

With me not repeating a muscle group for 7 days, do I really need to take Saturday and Sunday off like I've been doing? That seems like more than adequate rest time. I would just lift everyday of the week; repeating that cycle but only doing cardio on M,T,R, and F. Thanks in advance.
Maybe you can do abs and obliques on Saturday along with cardio...and take off Sunday, if you want to work out on the weekends. Rest is good and allows for muscle recovery.
Hey your are on the exact same split I am following, except I do cardio Mon, Thur, and Sat. I don't see calves, abs, and forearms in your schedule though. Don't forget the little muscle groups. I do forearms with back, calves with chest, and abs with shoulders. But you can split it up however. I suggest you take the weekends off except for cardio if you want. You will not be able to sustain the same intensity week in and week out if you train straight through. I also take a complete week off every 8-10 weeks. Rest is an important part of staying healthy and injury free if you are training intensly don't cut it short.
[QUOTE=Husky McHusk]Maybe you can do abs and obliques on Saturday along with cardio...and take off Sunday, if you want to work out on the weekends. Rest is good and allows for muscle recovery.[/QUOTE]

I added in my ab routine also, as I had left them out but I do them 3x a week. Thanks

[QUOTE=MaxOT26]Hey your are on the exact same split I am following, except I do cardio Mon, Thur, and Sat. I don't see calves, abs, and forearms in your schedule though. Don't forget the little muscle groups. I do forearms with back, calves with chest, and abs with shoulders. But you can split it up however. I suggest you take the weekends off except for cardio if you want. You will not be able to sustain the same intensity week in and week out if you train straight through. I also take a complete week off every 8-10 weeks. Rest is an important part of staying healthy and injury free if you are training intensly don't cut it short.[/QUOTE]

I work calves into my leg workout(seated calf raises).
I added my ab routine to my original post.
I never seem to find a good day to do forearms; but sticking them in with back is a good idea.

Thanks, I was concerned about interfering with my resting period. I notice that some people work 2-3 muscle groups a day and can do it 2-3x a week. This routine has given me great results and it's cool that you use the same one. "If it ain't broke" I guess. :cool:
I only do four exercises for my abs once a week. Trust me its all you need. Your abs are recruited durning pretty much every lift you do in the gym and heavily during some exercises. They really don't require much direct work to stimulate growth. I hit them with heavy weight 8-12 reps balls out. If I get 12 reps....I add weight! Its all about intensity. I do two sets of weighted leg lifts followed by two sets of cable crunches. This has worked wonderfully for me. Try it out you might be surprised at how your abs respond!





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