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Old 03-10-2004, 12:19 AM
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Ok. I'm 20 years old. I've been training off and on for about 10 months, but mostly arms and chest (I know, typical, huh). I have made a pact with myself to train hardcore, that is, split workouts, 5 or 6 days a week, for ALL bodyparts. Can anyone give me a little guidance as to how much I should expect to gain, say, in a month or year. I'm extremely competitive, and I would like to see the same results a professional would attain.
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Height: 5'6"
Weight: 148 lbs.
Bis/tris: 14.5"
Forearm: 12"
Chest/back: 40"
Thighs: 22"
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Old 03-10-2004, 12:34 AM
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To train 5 or 6 times a weeks is a bit much... I suggest going for a 3 to 4 day split, you need the day inbetween if your going to work hardcore and give it 110%.
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Old 03-10-2004, 01:20 AM
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5-6 days may be hard on you but if you're eating enough to support it and not overtrain you'll be fine. 3-4 day splits are plenty. If your intensity is good, you will see good gains either way.

Why not try, using a split for about 2-4 weeks to get comfortable (or uncomfortable) and then try the 24 workout mass blitz?

Remember that 60% of your results are from your diet!
In a month, not much unless you're unusually reactive to the training.
In a year, if you stick to it and really push yourself there are no limits to what you can achive. If you set good goals and work to achive it you'll see significant gains easily within one year. So, how bad do you want it?
Here are some splits to get you started. Pick one with your goals in mind and if you have any questions, post and we'll help you out.
http://www.abcbodybuilding.com/forum...o=&fpart=1
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Old 03-10-2004, 01:32 AM
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Ok, thanks for the advice guys. I just picked up Arnold's bodybuilding encyclopedia, and he claims gains of 20 lbs. a year or so. I guess I'll check my progress every week and see what I'm doing. I don't really think 5 days a week is too much for me. I eat like a fiend without putting on fat and I always have extra energy to burn. I'm going to post pictures so people can critique me. Thanks for the support everyone.
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Old 03-10-2004, 01:40 AM
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You're really gung-ho about this! That's awesome!! Just watch for signs of overtraining, getting into that state won't get you anywhere.
You want to push your intensity as close to the edge as you can without going over.
Good luck!

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