Originally posted by Johnnny
Gopro you said "As far as exercises, I usually do 3-4 per bodypart, but may only do 1-2 sets per exercise (in a sense this breaks the traditional "rule" of 3 sets per exercise)."
That seems to be working very well for. For me I find I need more, if I do less than 6 sets total for biceps & 6 sets total for triceps than I don't really feel my arms working as well with 6 or 9 sets totaling 12 or 18 sets 3 exercises each.
But I will cut back down to doing 3 exercises for biceps 9 sets total & 3 exercises for triceps 9 sets totaling 18 sets. 12 sets for each totaling 24 sets for arms I think is too much. I've only been doing that for 2 or 3 weeks.
For back including hyper extensions or deadlifts I need to do 20 sets 6 exercises 3 sets each to really feel my back working.
For chest I need to do 4 exercises either 3 or 4 sets each to really get it working totaling either 12 or 16 sets.
Shoulders I need to do 2 pressing exercises 4 sets each along with 4 sets of side raises & 4 sets of rear delts followed by 8 sets for traps 2 exercises. Totaling 16 sets, but I count more the pressing exercises as the main part of the shoulder workout.
Legs I need 2 quad exercises 4 sets each & 2 hamstring exercises 4 sets each, calves I need 2 exercises 4 sets each.
To some this maybe over training, maybe I am a little. I train 5 days a week. But this is what I need to grow & get stronger. I'd still like to hear some input.