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    I go to the gym 5 days a week, doing 45 minutes cardio. I would then work on a muscle group for 20-30 minutes, a different group everyday. For example Monday I would do 5 sets on my triceps and 5 sets on my chest, Tuesday I'd do 5 sets on biceps, back and shoulders, Wednesday rest, Thursday 5 sets on inner thighs, outter thighs (don't know the muscle names ), and calves, Friday 5 sets on abs, Saturday back to triceps and chest, Sunday biceps, back and shoulders, and Monday rest.

    Basically what I want to know is do I need to do more than 5 sets (20-30 mins) on each muscle group or will that do? I don't want to overtrain you see And is there any way I can make this routine more efficient?

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    Edit: I would tell you the names of the machines I use, but I don't know the names!
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    You should be doing your cardio after weights not before

    Switch to 45-50 minutes of weights and 20-30 minutes of cardio, do HIIT to make it time efficient

    Stop using weight machines and start using free weights, machines suck

    Do rippetoes barbell training since you're n00bish to free weights, focus on compound movements

    Eat lots

    LoL at over training
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    (Original post by ImNotSuperman)
    I go to the gym 5 days a week, doing 45 minutes cardio. I would then work on a muscle group for 20-30 minutes, a different group everyday. For example Monday I would do 5 sets on my triceps and 5 sets on my chest, Tuesday I'd do 5 sets on biceps, back and shoulders, Wednesday rest, Thursday 5 sets on inner thighs, outter thighs (don't know the muscle names ), and calves, Friday 5 sets on abs, Saturday back to triceps and chest, Sunday biceps, back and shoulders, and Monday rest.

    Basically what I want to know is do I need to do more than 5 sets (20-30 mins) on each muscle group or will that do? I don't want to overtrain you see And is there any way I can make this routine more efficient?

    Thanks

    Edit: I would tell you the names of the machines I use, but I don't know the names!
    lol your weights > cardio regimen is totally the wrong way round
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    (Original post by a_t)
    You should be doing your cardio after weights not before

    Switch to 45-50 minutes of weights and 20-30 minutes of cardio, do HIIT to make it time efficient

    Stop using weight machines and start using free weights, machines suck

    Do rippetoes barbell training since you're n00bish to free weights, focus on compound movements

    Eat lots

    LoL at over training
    Thanks, I didn't really think of it like that. I was advised to do the cardio first, so it warms up the body for when you're doing weights, so less chance of injury

    And is 45 minutes doing weights enough?
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    (Original post by ImNotSuperman)
    Thanks, I didn't really think of it like that. I was advised to do the cardio first, so it warms up the body for when you're doing weights, so less chance of injury

    And is 45 minutes doing weights enough?
    You warm up for weights by doing weights, but lighter.

    So if you were going to squat 100kg 3x5, you might do.

    20kg x10
    40kg x5
    60kg x5
    80kg x5
    90kg x1
    100kg x5
    100kg x5
    100kg x5
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    (Original post by ImNotSuperman)
    Thanks, I didn't really think of it like that. I was advised to do the cardio first, so it warms up the body for when you're doing weights, so less chance of injury

    And is 45 minutes doing weights enough?
    It should be sufficient for you, if you don't feel like its enough feel free to do more, just get yourself a solid routine that you follow so you're not aimlessly using machines while in the gym and you use your time more efficiently
 
 
 
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