A few simple questions about my routine.

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  1. tspirtle

    tspirtle White Belt

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    My routine:
    http://tommy.treazyradioshow.com/workout3.php

    1) Will switching between those exercises every 3 weeks be ok, or will I eventually hit a plateau even though I'm switching every 3 weeks?

    2) Should I make any changes to the workout? I'm training for MMA.
     
  2. erco

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    where's your DE lower day?
     
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    I only had 3 days to lift each week, so I decided to take out DE for lower body.

    I'm open to suggestions of adding/taking out lifts on the 3 days I have, but I can't add another day :\. Would incorporating DE lifts into the ME Lower day be alright?
     
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    I wouldn't do heavy deads and heavy squats on the same day... that would be killer
    Edit: I'm an idiot and don't know how to read... I see that you switch between the two every other week, for a WS4 it looks fine to me, I would personally use a program that incorporates more legs but its good.
     
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    The deads and squats would be switched between every 3 weeks.

    I probably shoulda done a better job at making that page.
    Everything before the semicolon will be done for three weeks, then everything after the semicolon will be done three weeks. Then I'll repeat.
     
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    So you won't be squatting for an entire 3 weeks? Seems like a long time to not get under the bar.

    Don't mind me asking where are your pr's at right now.
     
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    I just started lifting January 23. I actually haven't started the "second-three-weeks" yet, so I'm not sure what my max on squats is. My log is on the "Training Log" page of the site I posted, though.

    Bench 1RM = 160
    Deadlift 1RM = 220

    I've heard from a lot of people that I could find a routine much better than WS, but this is the best I could come up with. Like I said, though, any suggestions are welcome. Recommend me a whole new routine if I need it :\
     
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    I believe that, as a beginner, one should do the basics with a high frequency...because, quite frankly, you can easily recover from the frequent heavy lifting. As a noob you won't be handling weight that will test your body's ability to recover.

    That being said...go with the 5x5 or, better yet, Mark Rippetoe's Starting Strength routine.

    http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=998224
     
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