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    I've been thinking about this for a few weeks now and the other leg soreness thread prompted me to write this one....
    This question/idea is aimed at DC but I'd like everyone elses opinions too.....
    OK...when I'm blasting and my weights are getting up there I find that my legs feel like they've been run over by a bus for several days after training them....Now on the 3 day split you're gonna have at least one leg workout with only one days rest before you workout again (if leg day falls on Monday or Wednesday that is).
    Now I haven't treid this yet but I'm thinking about taking two days off after every leg workout no matter where it falls and one day off after hitting Upper Body...So on a MWF split it would look something like this

    M-Ch/Delts/Tris/Back

    W-Bis/Legs

    Sat-Ch/D/Tr/Ba

    M-Bi/Legs

    Th-Ch/D/Tr/Ba

    Sat-Bi/Legs

    Tue-Ch/D/Tr/Ba

    Tell me if you've tried this or if it makes sense to you....

    FH
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    ya i would say that makes sense especially with the amount of weights you use and you will still be hitting that body part twice in a week
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    • #3
      Mobsta...thanks, that's what I'm thinking.Don't get me wrong I get sore from my upper body workouts just not always the debilitating hit by a truck type of soreness that leg day tends to bring...
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      • #4
        ya i know what you mean,, of course im not pushing insane weights like you but legs take more outta me then upper body, havent been hit by a truck yet but i would only imagine that extra day off would help and benefit you in the long run.
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        • #5
          Hey Frigginhuge,

          Since I have been dieting for this show, some days I will just do half a workout...For example if Im doing bis/forearma/legs...I might just do bis/forearms and calves...then come back the next day and hit hams/quads, before taking a day off...If im really beat though, I will just take an extra day off, and come back the next day...Although your idea sounds good to me to...If its upperbody day I might just do Chest/delts/and tris, then come back the next day and hit back width and thickness, sometimes I will include and 3rd exercise just to finish it off...

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          • #6
            is the problem that you are not sufficiently recovering between leg days or are you still feeling drained from the leg training when it comes time to do the upperbody work?
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            • #7
              I think that can be a good idea if your really feeling down in energy and want to recover.

              I did my chest/delts/tris/back yesterday and i just thank god today was my day off because when i woke up i was tired beyond anything. When i went to take a piss i couldnt even stand still. Had to hold myself up on the wall. I had breakfast and fell asleep on the couch. Just drained.

              Sometimes i think a couple days off after a session would be nice. Listening to your body. Thats how its done. Everyone is different. We can all go by a basic plan but need to tweak it to suit ourselves....... and look at me giving advice to a 300lb giant. Im sorry, dont hurt me.

              p.s side not here, im sweating like hell while drinking my green tea.

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              • #8
                And to think most of us use to train 5-6 days a week....

                FH I don't know what to tell you but I do know that if your leg soreness is stopping you from having a succesfull workout two days after... than you need to listen to your body above anything else. I think the split you laid out looked pretty solid, something you could experiment with and see your gains do.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by FrigginHuge
                  I've been thinking about this for a few weeks now and the other leg soreness thread prompted me to write this one....
                  This question/idea is aimed at DC but I'd like everyone elses opinions too.....
                  OK...when I'm blasting and my weights are getting up there I find that my legs feel like they've been run over by a bus for several days after training them....Now on the 3 day split you're gonna have at least one leg workout with only one days rest before you workout again (if leg day falls on Monday or Wednesday that is).
                  Now I haven't treid this yet but I'm thinking about taking two days off after every leg workout no matter where it falls and one day off after hitting Upper Body...So on a MWF split it would look something like this

                  M-Ch/Delts/Tris/Back

                  W-Bis/Legs

                  Sat-Ch/D/Tr/Ba

                  M-Bi/Legs

                  Th-Ch/D/Tr/Ba

                  Sat-Bi/Legs

                  Tue-Ch/D/Tr/Ba

                  Tell me if you've tried this or if it makes sense to you....

                  FH
                  FH,
                  I think it makes total sense, too. Let us know how it goes.
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                  • #10
                    Sounds to me like this fits DC's mantra of the more advanced you become the more time off you need for recovery. I'm new, but it looks good to me.

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                    • #11
                      Thanks for all the replies guys.I appreciate it.
                      Hope you guys are all having a great 4th of July....I'm using this day to recharge and get myself ready (physically and mentally) for the onslaught that'll start tomorrow at the gym
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                      • #12
                        Gotta get prepared for tomorrow too. With the lack of quad training the rest of my body is taking a beating. Fucking knee.

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                        • #13
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                          • #14
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