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    Experienced Member harvo's Avatar
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    full body or split

    Which work out works best full body or split I just got told less is more and u should work one body part at a time any one disagree or agree would like to hear ur ideas thanks

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    I personally do a split, i feel a full body would just mess up the exercises too much, like your shoulders would be fatigued when doing your back workout etc etc

    I do
    monday - back, biceps, forearms
    Tuesday - Chest, Tricep
    Wednesday - off
    Thursday - back, biceps, forearms
    Friday - Chest, triceps

    Because my shoulders are abit dodgy i can't really focus an entire workout on them so i do 1 or 2 ecercises per day
    and my legs are strong enough from my years of bike riding, football etc and get worked abit with squats and the occasional leg extension

    But otherwise i'd do something along the lines of

    monday - back, biceps, forearms
    Tuesday - Chest, Tricep
    Wednesday - Legs, shoulders
    Thursday - back, biceps, forearms
    Friday - Chest, triceps
    Saturday - Legs, shoulders

    Or only do each workout once which will be better to start off with as it'll give you time to recover from the previous day

    monday - back, biceps, forearms
    Tuesday - off
    Wednesday - Legs, shoulders
    Thursday - off
    Friday - Chest, triceps
    E N G L A N D!

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    There's nothing "wrong" about working body parts more than once a week.

    I would do a compound workout. For one, you'll make quicker progress as a beginner than you would with a split. Keeping it simple doesn't mean it's a bad workout.

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    You can also do various combinations according to what suits you, such as doing "2 from 3" each of 3 days a week (divide your exercises into 3 and do parts A and B one day, B and C another, A and C another). Or divide them up into more parts and do different combinations according to what you want to focus on. (At the moment I work out three days a week and I do chest, back and abs each of the 3 days a week, shoulders on 2 of the 3 days, arms on 2 of the days and legs on one of the days).

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    Find a simple split routine.

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    Full body... 2-3 times a week... i.e... Monday/Thurs/Sat or Mon/Thurs etc... If you're starting out that will be the best... Keep to the BIG 5 (Deadlift, Squat, Bench, Military Press, Pull-Ups), and fashion variations if you'd like... Less IS more... Full body was used in the past before all the supplements and injections to sculpt the old-time strongmen. It's a method long past forgotten and it saves time for those that don't have much to work with... If you want to keep it even more simple...

    3 to 5 Method:
    -3-5 days a week
    -3-5 workouts
    -3-5 sets
    -3-5 reps

    If you'd like clarification or a routine that works, check out my shared workouts titled "Fatigue Cycling" and enjoy!

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