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    Default Tweak # Reps? // Dumbbells // (A+B) = Full Body Routine

    Hi M&S Forum! Been using this website for a while, but first time posting.

    So, I designed this plan to be short and sweet while hitting pretty much every muscle group at least once. I'm in college and this semester is particularly busy, but I wanna try to stay fit.

    Some broad strokes:
    - One A plus one B each week.
    - All movements are with dumbbells (except for bodyweight exercises.)
    - Only doing one set for each movement (prolly there's a good argument that this isn't optimal but I'm trying to save time.)
    - I'm just trying to get some exercise at home in between classes and homework (not training for anything in particular.)

    Mainly I'm interested in feedback on the number of reps (you'll see I don't really know what to go for here) but any other advice would be cool, particularly if you think you can save me time while still getting the same or better results. I'm pretty much 100% on keeping it at one set each though, so if you could advise me on number of reps with that in mind I'd appreciate it.

    One thing I'm considering is eventually going from AB once a week to a ABA / BAB sorta deal. Would that be better?

    Here's the plan:

    A Workout B Workout
    Deadlift 1x16 Squat 1x16
    Chin Up 1x16 Wide Grip Pull Up 1x16
    Bench Press 1x16 Close Grip Bench Press 1x16
    Seated Press* 1x16 One Arm Row 1x16
    Shrug 1x16 Preacher Curl 1x16
    Side Bend 1x16 Side Bend 1x16
    Sit Up 1x30 Sit Up 1x30
    *Not sure if "Seated Press" is clear. What I mean is basically the seated / dumbbell version of a military press.

    The overall purpose of this design is to find a middle ground between gains and brevity. One way I intend to accomplish this is even on days where I don't include a movement that has a specific muscle group as it's primary focus, there's (for the most part) some compound movement that includes it as a secondary. So like, I don't have a curl in my A workout, but I'll probably use my biceps a little in the chin up. Good idea or no?

    Thanks for your time, folks! Interested in what y'all have to say.
    Last edited by kb2005; 09-06-2016 at 07:16 PM.

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    Changes:
    - Swapped a calves exercise for one arm row.
    - Swapped deadlift and squat
    - Side bend and sit up occur in both now.
    - Specified repetitions for chin up / pull up / sit up
    Last edited by kb2005; 09-03-2016 at 07:24 PM.

 

 

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