I need a 4-day-week muscle building workout routine?
I am a freshman in College, 18 years old, 5ft. 9in. tall I weigh 127lbs. I can max bench 160 and max squat almost 300, can do roughly 15 pullups. Anyways, I'm still pretty small I need a good workout routine to build some good muscle. Prefferably 4 days a week without doing weekends. When I was in highschool my weightlifting class teacher focused on the "push, pull" method for his workouts. We'd do chest with triceps, back with biceps, legs for a day, pure cardio wednesdays, stuff like that. Please help and list a good workout that works? Thank you.
- 8 years agoFavorite Answer
doing a 4 day a week training schedule it is best to do the smaller muscle groups in between the larger ones. when i only have 4 days to work, i always do legs on day 1, arms on day 2, chest on day 3, and back n shoulders on day 4. this makes days 2 & 4 a bit longer, but at least you get everything done this way. since you would be doing everything once a week i would suggest going fairly heavy with sets of 3-5 and reps of 3-5.
Day 1: Legs
Standing Calf Raises
Seated Calf Raises
Day 2: Arms
EZ bar Tricep Extensions
V- Handle Push downs
Bench dips or Diamond push ups
EZ curls or Barbell curls
Behind the back cable curls
EZ curl Reverse arm curls
barbell wrist curls
Day 3: Chest
Barbell Bench press
Dumbbell Incline press
Pec deck Flyes
Day 4: Back n Shoulders
Wide as possible lat pulldowns
close grip pull ups
Straight arm lat pull downs
Dumbbell Turtle maker shrugs
Straight leg Deadlifts
Military barbell press/Dumbbell shoulder press
Barbell up right rows
Dumbbell front lateral raises
Reverse pec deck/ Rear delt lateral raises
this should help with your current situation. and of course work abs and obliques into your schedule however you want, and try to hit calves aleast twice a week if possible. i would do them again on chest day, but that is just me...Source(s): Amatuer Bodybuiler, workout partner is a professional bodybuilder
- Anonymous5 years ago
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You must understand that none of this is going to happen fast or easy. Second, it is not just appearances. Your body is your dwelling place for the rest of this life. Most people emphasize the arms, abs, and pectoral muscles because they like the appearance. Upper body is really not as significant as most think. The larger muscle groups are more critical to your long term development and your health. There are some things that you need to take into account in your early training to prevent injury and get better results sooner. New muscle needs to develop "infrastructure" meaning blood supply first. You should start with very light weight and high reps and increase in reps for a while. How long that is depends on your age and physical condition. For most people that would be at least 1 month. The other thing you should do is to strengthen your shoulder rotator cuffs. People who get injured there may not be doing anything much for a year. You can find exercises for that on the web. Be sure you do this to give yourself years of training stability. Running is good for cardio but does not develop strength or muscle mass. You might consider running the stairs or stadium bleachers if you have been running for a while. The single best thing you can do is not something which appeals to most people. Full squats will do a huge amount for your legs but also for your chest, heart and lungs. Paul Anderson the great American weightlifting champion said that " If you do not bend your legs and do those squats, you will never reach your potential." After you get the beginning conditioning done, you can go to more weight and lower reps. The other thing is not to neglect your other infrastructure, heart and lungs. Cardio should be part of every workout. Cardio will give you the endurance necessary for serious training. You can run, jump rope, use an elliptical (best), or a stair climber, or stationary bike for cardiovascular training. Your legs and chest development are closely connected. Squats are a must from the beginning. More or less the same thing there. In general, you need to do something for each and every muscle group with more concentration on your legs at the beginning. Do not neglect your abs and lower back because they protect your spine from injury. Injury is the worst enemy in fitness of any kind. Strenuous exercise will require you to eat a little differently. Nuts are a good protein supplement (about 25% by weight which is equal to any kind of meat). You must also eat plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables. Most people need about 50 grams of protein per day. You do need to consume more protein with hard training but there are lots of veg sources such as nuts and soy. When training very hard you will need about 150 grams a day. Without working with weights, you may only need about 100 grams. Soy, peanuts, and beans are all legumes; to complete the protein you must eat tree nuts and/or seed proteins with them. You really do not need those fancy supplements and some of them can damage your kidneys. Your body and your mind are both gifts from God. Make the most of both. In any event, good luck to you. The decision to improve yourself is always a good one. Book: Body for Life by Phillips
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- 5 years ago
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