I have been reading articles with two slightly converse approaches.
Is spilt training the best approach for a intermediate lifter (2yrs training). Or would a higher frequency program be better for growth?
Sorry if this sounds trivial i just want a straight answer because so many articles say different things and i trust your knowledge!
In the grand scheme of things I don't think it matters too much what you choose. I don't think one can really go wrong with an upper/lower split or a push/pull/legs split. From personal experience, upper/lower splits with a decent amount of volume and progressing every workout can take a while in terms of time spent in the gym each session.
Push/pull/legs allows for a bit more volume than an upper/lower, and you can spend more time on some isolation exercises.
No matter the split, I think it's important to go heavy (relative to whatever rep range you're working in) and progress from workout to workout. Some people respond to volume, others do not. Probably going to have to give each approach 6+ months to even get an idea of which works better for you.
Edit: FWIW, many natural bodybuilders do a 4x a week upper/lower, one day 'power' oriented (low reps), the other day hypertrophy oriented with higher reps and more sets.
Last edited by chevelle2291; 12-13-2011 at 11:40 AM.