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    Basically I have tried and tested various routines and plans and it seems to me its better to split up the workouts rather than trying to cram too much into one hit. I figure if I could train 6 times a week but different types of training this should be ok?

    Monday: Krav session (cardio/conditioning circuits)
    Tuesday: 5x5 Squats & OH Press. 5xfailure pull ups
    Wednesday: Core circuit: Plank, side plank, russian twist, crunches & L sits
    Thursday: Krav session (cardio/conditioning circuits)
    Friday: 5x5 Bench press, Squats & deadlifts
    Saturday: Core circuit: Plank, side plank, russian twist, crunches & L sits
    Sunday: Rest

    I do go for a half hour walk/jog with the dog in the mornings but its light paced so no real strain. I think this coupled with my fairly high protein diet would work as the strength days should take around 45 mins and the ab stuff probably 10-15 mins and that doesn't seem a great deal? Feed back please

    Thanks

  • #2
    Really, you just have to be aware of how your body feels- if you feel exhausted every day, if you don't want to go do your workout, etc- these are signs of over training. Maybe what your doing now is fine, but as you add weight in your lifts it may become too much to recover from. No one can really tell you how your body is recovering but you.

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    • #3
      ^Agreed.^
      If you keep your workouts short and intense, and eat and sleep well, you shouldn't have any problem.
      I'm 46, and I workout 6 days a week as well, but my longest workouts are one hour boxing sessions, done twice a week.
      My strength sessions are 40 minutes each, twice a week, and I sprint twice a week for 15-20 minutes a session.
      I try to do enough to put a decent stress on my body, but not to the point where I'm exausted in every waking moment of the day.
      You should go by how you feel, and make adjustments based on that.

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      • #4
        Totally agree with the guys above. Try it and see. Make sure you are eating enough (especially after the lifting).

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        • #5
          sounds good

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          • #6
            Why are you doing a "core circuit" the day after squats and deadlifts? Those two should be enough for all your "core" needs. Take a rest day, or practice some skill.
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            • #7
              Unless he weights his planks, this works more like a stretch, so he is good. Though I wouldn't waste time with crunches and L-sits at all after deadlifts and squats. Normally, once lifts get heavy enough on 5x5 most people start dropping the "OMG, I gotta do this and that" anyway.
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              • #8
                If you do squats, deadlift and press what need is there for core circuits? I'd take a rest day instead.
                Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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                • #9
                  Yes, no need for overdoing the core, because doing that may stress your CNS too much and you'll get a "burn out". Be careful with Squats and Deadlift for this reason...
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                  • #10
                    I was thinking the core circuit purely to help building the better looking abs tbh I'm not looking for the extra lean look but a natural looking 6 pack/v shape wouldn't be a bad thing. The lifting is from mda so short and straight to the point.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Shane. View Post
                      I was thinking the core circuit purely to help building the better looking abs tbh I'm not looking for the extra lean look but a natural looking 6 pack/v shape wouldn't be a bad thing. The lifting is from mda so short and straight to the point.
                      That will come from diet, you cannot change the shape of your abs and the abs don't grow that much as a muscle... so just keep dieting down and doing your squats and deadlifts. Maybe do sprints on one of those core circuit days.
                      I used to seriously post here, now I prefer to troll.

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                      • #12
                        As an update I have taken on board what alot of you said and decided to base training along the lines of:
                        Monday: Krav
                        Tuesday: Squats, OH Press & Pull ups
                        Wednesday: Rest
                        Thursday: Krav
                        Friday: Squats, Deadlifts & Bench press
                        Saturday: May do some additional punch bag work and planks/side bridges for abit of stretching out
                        Sunday: Rest

                        This will be in addition to going out for a walk/jog every morning/evening with the dog. I may possibly do a low paced 10x push up, air squat and crunch as a morning wake up to get me all loosened up before the jog aswell (obviously dependant how I am feeling that morning)

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