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Make Workouts More Efficient

Training splits refer to the way in which different exercises and muscle groups are separated into different days of training. Different training splits have different advantages and disadvantages depending on the goals of the individual, as well as their experience level.



The most basic split is a full-body workout, meaning that all muscle groups are worked during each session. This kind of split is great for novice lifters who wants to learn proper form, increase strength, and gain muscle. It’s also beneficial for those with limited time since it takes less time than other splits. The downside is that it can become monotonous quickly and could lead to plateaus if not changed or modified over time. These kind of workouts are usually completed every other day, and 3-4 times per week depending on your activity level and the frequency at which you want to train.


Another popular split is the upper/lower body split, which divides the workout into two separate days. This is beneficial for those who want to focus on gaining strength and size in either their upper or lower body. It also allows the lifter to train with more volume than a full-body split since they can target each muscle group twice a week instead of once. A common rotation seen for this style of workout is upper/lower/rest/ repeat.

"Ultimately, different types of training splits are effective for different people depending on their goals, experience level, and fitness level."

A push/pull/legs split has become popular as well and consists of three different workouts each week focusing on pushing movements, pulling movements, and legs. This type of split is great for those wanting to gain strength and build muscle mass quickly because it allows them to target each muscle group twice a week while still giving rest days between sessions. Again, commonly people will break this into a few days, doing push/pull/rest/legs/rest/ repeat. Another method you will see is a 6 day routine, push/pull/lower/push/pull/lower/rest.


Finally, there’s the body part split, which is great for advanced lifters who are looking to gain muscle size and shape. By focusing on one body part at a time, the lifter can really target that muscle group with more intensity than with other splits. However, it does require more commitment since it takes longer to complete each session.This style has different set ups, depending on your focus at the time. Some people will do a given day for each muscle group, or even add in a second chest day or quad day. Again, it really depends on how you feel and what you want your training to be.


Ultimately, different types of training splits are effective for different people depending on their goals, experience level, and fitness level. It’s important to experiment and find what works best for you!


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