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Post by Sangoma » Sun Aug 20, 2017 11:44 am

Split routines or whole body workouts with rotating exercises. Say, three exercise for muscle group - chest, shoulders and triceps on Monday, lower body on Wednesday and back, biceps and abs on Friday, or one exercise for each body part every workout?
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Post by dkay » Sun Aug 20, 2017 7:31 pm

Depends on what you want out of your training. I have always preferred full body to splits - for my purposes of general health it makes no difference. Right now I'm lifting 4-5 times a week (in my garage) plus some walking, hill running and sandbag stuff for cardio. Every workout I choose one lower body/one upper push/one upper pull from the limited basics that work for me (dip, pull-up , dbrow, dl, fs, back squat, inc bench, bnp, oh) plus maybe a couple high rep sets of accessories from my faves (curls, tri extensions, laterals, ab wheel). I'm doing 25-50 reps of every move per workout, rep range is 5-10 for compounds and 15+ on accessories - I don't really care about number of sets. I try to work progressively on compound exercises. Workouts last about 30mins and weekly volume adds up. Daily exercise has always been cornerstone for me, but I've reached a point in life where I can't be bothered wasting time in the gym.

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Post by TerryB » Sun Aug 20, 2017 9:37 pm

Damn, man. You've been on here for 10 years and still ask questions like this?
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Post by Shafpocalypse Now » Sun Aug 20, 2017 11:53 pm

whichever one you do and interests you, really

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Post by Blaidd Drwg » Mon Aug 21, 2017 5:00 pm

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Post by Sangoma » Tue Aug 22, 2017 5:34 am

Good talk. IN case someone is interested, the link to the lecture he referenced:

Periodization Paradigms in the 21st Century: Evidence-Led or Tradition-Driven?
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Post by Really Big Strong Guy » Wed Aug 23, 2017 5:14 pm

Depends on goals. Honestly, if you are doing any form of athletic endeavor it's better, IMO, to do total body. Things are always easier when you are stronger - to an extent. When you perform an athletic endeavor (whatever that may be), it's better to realize that you have one body that does that athletic movement. Just my opinion.
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