How often to lift? Complete beginner here

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  1. SixTwoSix

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    Hey I'm just starting lifting, mostly working on my upper body, shoulders, biceps, triceps, back, chest, and looking to add on a good amount of weight. I have all the free time in the world, what would be the best as far as how often I should be lifting? Every other day? Every day? I'm a complete noob at this sorry. Thanks for the info.
     
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    now that i got that off my chest, when i was a beginner i used to do a 5 day spread:

    mon - shoulders
    tues - back
    wed - legs
    thurs - arms (bis/tris)
    fri - chest

    now that i know better, i only lift 3 days a week and do cardio on the off days, gives your body time to rest/grow, which means u can lift heavier, plus i was doin lots of curls/calf raises/ tri ext / ghey isolation moves which i now regret

    these days i do a 3 day spread with mostly compound movement exercises:



    mon - press day (bench, military, cleans, dips, etc)

    wed - squat day (lots of squatting, some leg press, etc )

    fri - pull day (deadlifts, tons of rows, pullups/chinups, maybe a curl or 2 at the end of workout if i have some strength leftover)




    so i went from 5 days a week to 3 days a week and ive gotten much bigger and stronger

    true story .
     
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    lol..."arm day"
     
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    Squat, motherfucker.
     
  8. SixTwoSix

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    Alright, so I'm going to work on my legs. I am a COMPLETE beginner, this is what I'm thinking on my upper body days (every other day):

    Squats (works upper too right?)
    Dead lift
    Curls
    Bench Press
    Dumbell press for shoulders
    Tricep extensions

    5x5 for all?
     
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    626, think of your split as in movements. Have a PUSH day, a PULL day, and a SQUAT day.

    Actually just do that routine, but throw in some lunges and Goodmornings on your squat day.
     
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    legs on upper body day?

    ok. shows over. whos gimmick is this?
     
  11. SixTwoSix

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    Thanks for the responses, looks like I'll have a press, pull, and leg day.

    5x5 good for bulking?
     
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    That and itll make you fucking cry like a woman if youre doing it right. My legs have been either numb or throbbing sore for the past 2 weeks, and my backs not much better off.
     
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