When I lift upper body I do every single muscle in one day starting with biggest (Chest) and working down (back,shoulder,bicep,tricep) I do this routine 2x a week with 2x a week for legs (mostly squat/legpress)
Ive heard of people who do the same muscle only once a week but break it into days like Monday-triceps/back Wednesday-chest/shoulder....ect
What is the difference between the two types of workouts and which do you recommend ? Should I do every muscle twice a week in two workouts or spread them out yet only do them once a week (if I should change it what should I break the workouts into)
spread them out. if you want an effective full body routine you just might have to commit suicide, thats tough.
Push: chest, triceps, shoulders
pull: back, biceps
legs: quads, hams, calves
but if you want an effective full body routine it might be something like this:
Yes you should break it in days.For each day you should keep one exercise it will help you maintaining your routine.
Many BBers will follow that type of bodypart split that you have also mentioned.
Consider what your goals are and then think about the type of slplit that would help you get there.
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The best thing to do in my opinion is break it up and focus on inpaticular muscle groups each day.
If you pick 3 - 5 compound lifts, you can work every muscle group in one workout:
All muscle groups hit!
Oh ya, the chest I forgot.
OH press definitely hits my chest.
And actually if you get down to it I think you would only need one of rows/pullups
In my opinion you could probably get jacked from just Squat/Press/Pull.
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