Arnold Schwarzenegger’s workout routine known as “Golden Six” is a 3 day beginner bodybuilding routine that can be run indefinitely. It was used in the early days of Schwarzenegger’s training before he started higher volume training programs. [Read more…]
Recommended Bodybuilding & Hypertrophy Workout Programs
- PHAT Workout Program
- PHUL Workout Program
- KIZEN 4 Week Powerbuilding Preview
- Metallicadpa 6 Day PPL (aka Reddit PPL)
About Bodybuilding Routines
A bodybuilding program is designed to induce hypertrophy in the athlete's muscle, stimulating muscular growth. This is often done by exercising each body part approximately twice per week in a "splits" that target certain groups of muscle per training session.
Except in the case of the big 3 compound movements, bodybuilding routines rarely focus on working off of a percentage of a lifter's one rep max because they include so many accessory movements where a 1RM isn't always helpful. Instead, the number of sets, amount of rest in between sets, and rep ranges are often manipulated to induce hypertrophy. Of course, the weight lifted helps achieve this goal too.
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Vince Gironda’s 8×8 and 6×6 workout routines are advanced and intermediate level bodybuilding routines designed to shock your muscles into growth. They are high volume, old school bodybuilding programs that have become the stuff of legend.
I will be sharing spreadsheets for a few different variations of Vince Gironda’s workout routines, along with links where you can do some additional reading. [Read more…]
Calum von Moger’s workout routine is a 5 day body part split that focuses on chest, back, shoulders, legs, and arms. It utilizes special bodybuilding techniques like drop sets to help induce muscular hypertrophy.
You’ll find a spreadsheet for Calum’s bodybuilding routine along with a day by day breakdown below. [Read more…]
Kai Greene’s workout routine is a 5 day intermediate to advanced level bodybuilding program. It is a body part split that targets a different muscle group each day: chest & calves, shoulders & forearms, back, legs, and arms.
Simeon Panda’s 5 day workout routine is a high volume bodybuilding program built around a relatively small number of exercises per training session. Instead of significant variety within the exercise movements, Simeon Panda performs each movement for high volume. [Read more…]
The man, the myth, the legend: 8 time Mr. Olympia Ronnie Coleman. The Ronnie Coleman workout routine is an intermediate/advanced level workout routine with 6 training days per week, high volume, and a large number of movements – it is not for the faint of heart.
This is a brutal bodybuilding program inspired by the man some consider to be the GOAT bodybuilder.
This is a 5 day intermediate bodybuilding program developed by the smart folks at Ripped Body. It runs for 4 weeks at a time, with the 4th week acting as a deload. It increases weight each week, but reduces volume each week of the cycle. If you’re still able to progress weekly without reducing sets or reps, then the beginner bodybuilding program is a better choice and will let you progress more quickly. [Read more…]