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    full body workout vs. separate parts

    hey all. does it really make that much difference to do certain bodyparts once a week or so during a weekly workout routine compared to near full upper body workouts and full lower body workouts a couple times a week each? ive seen many good opinions on either one, assuming you get adaquete sleep and dont overtrain. wondering what was more beneficial. i personnally have seen good gains doing almost full body workouts (either lower or upper body that day) with compound movements. thanks.
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    from what ive gathered....working out more then 45-60 mins isnt good for you, and your muscles need a week to regenerate properly
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    this is my weekly routine, working about 45-50 min.

    day 1: lower
    day 2: rest
    day 3: upper
    day 4: cardio
    day 5: depends on what i feel like
    day 6: rest
    day 7: rest
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    I prefer a split. I usually work each muscle twice a week, once directly and once again indirectly. Here is my routine-

    Day 1- Legs
    Day 2- Chest/Triceps
    Day 3- Back/Biceps
    Day 4- Shoulders/Traps

    When I began working out, I did full body workouts, but now I prefer doing different body parts on different days.

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    I also started with full-body workouts and didn't notice gains as well as when I started doing a split. I'm not sure your muscles need an entire week to recover, but usually more than one day.
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    Originally posted by DontRevMe
    from what ive gathered....working out more then 45-60 mins isnt good for you, and your muscles need a week to regenerate properly
    Your muscle don't need a week to regenerate, in fact, they can take up to 21 days to do so and full body workouts can be done in less than 45 minutes.

    I whish people would inform themselves before criticising full body workouts or anything else for that matter.
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