body for life routine (modified)

Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    Registered User
    07bobber's Avatar


    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    FL
    Posts
    168

    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts
    Rep Points
    1131035

    body for life routine (modified)

    Just want some feedback, I follow that lifting routine, I am recovering from a broken ankle about 9 months ago and developed a calcium deposit in my shoulder while recovering so I stay away from military presses per my PT. The book calls for 45 seconds between sets and 2 minutes between body parts, I use more time to lift heavier. This is the routine

    M - upper body
    T - cardio
    W - lower body
    T - cadio
    F- upper body
    S- cardio
    S - off

    then the next week would be 2 lower body and one upper

    For upper body I do:

    hammer bench 5 sets of 12,10,8,6,12 then superset 1x12 of flyes with the last set of bench.
    bent over row 5 sets with superset of close grip pull down
    then for shoulders I had to change a lot

    rear raise, side raise, front raises all super set for 3 sets of any reps
    shrugs 3x12

    tricep push downs 5 sets
    reverse curls (reg curls hurt my tendinitis) 5 sets

    Legs
    deadlifts
    leg press or hammer squats
    R - deadlifts

    I have to train around my calcium deposit and golfer's elbow

  2. #2
    Greg
    gtbmed's Avatar


    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Chicago
    Posts
    1,643

    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts
    Rep Points
    20019316

    Is the golfer's elbow the reason for hammer bench press? Why not just do a barbell or dumbell bench press?

    I'd try to include an overhead press of some type. DB arnie presses or military presses are good ones. Lat raises are OK for injury prevention but I think overhead presses would be more beneficial for your shoulders. Also, I would do barbell deadlifts and barbell squats if you can do them.

    Putting chinups or pullups into your routine would be good too.

  3. #3
    Registered User
    07bobber's Avatar


    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    FL
    Posts
    168

    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts
    Rep Points
    1131035

    When I was at pt for my ankle my pt said that doing overhead press was not good for my shoulder, I do hammers because of the shoulder and the elbow but at least its the laydown one, I wish my gym had the precor bench instead

  4. #4
    Bioidentical Bodybuilder
    ELITE MEMBER
    Built's Avatar


    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Gender
    Female
    Location
    .
    Age
    56
    Posts
    11,297

    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    1
    Thanked in
    1 Post
    Rep Points
    410183907

    Try olympic bar corner presses for shoulders, you'll love 'em.

    You might want to train chest and shoulders on different days, to reduce the strain on your RC.

  5. #5
    Registered User
    07bobber's Avatar


    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    FL
    Posts
    168

    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts
    Rep Points
    1131035

    i will give it a try

Similar Threads

  1. Lyle Generic Bulking Routine (Modified).
    By vietgoboi in forum Training
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 06-13-2010, 10:05 AM
  2. A Modified Life Style
    By ajustana in forum Online Journals
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 12-03-2003, 06:03 AM
  3. Critique my modified BFLlifting routine
    By kal525 in forum Training
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 07-07-2003, 03:04 PM
  4. Body for life? or BODY BY PAIN?
    By Dr. Pain in forum Diet & Nutrition
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 05-25-2003, 07:05 PM
  5. Body for life
    By Juan Rodrigfuez in forum Training
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 02-14-2002, 08:15 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Copyright© 2001-2020 IronMag® Bodybuilding Discussion Forums