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    Default Full body or split?

    So, Iíve trained on and off for years, the typical January gym joining and leaving after a month, plus bouts of home training and mid year gym joining and leaving a month later.

    Iíve rejoined a gym recently and am taking it seriously now, Iím on a bulk diet (intermittent fasting) consuming 500 calories above my TDEE per day. My diet is pretty good in terms of types of food, macro split, nutrients and vitamins/supplements.

    Is it best to start with a full body routine or does it not matter? Iím currently on a 4 day split where Iím training muscle groups one per week, is that enough?? Or would I benefit from a full body to work the muscles more per week and then after 12 weeks or so move to a split?

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    I would start with a full body and no matter what you move on to, never make it a split. Bro splits that allow you to train muscle groups only once per week are not optimal.
    Donít chase the 1%, there is no magic training routine or diet thatís going to provide any measurable results over the basic principles for getting huge and strong: Train heavy, eat and sleep more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EKnight View Post
    I would start with a full body and no matter what you move on to, never make it a split. Bro splits that allow you to train muscle groups only once per week are not optimal.
    Why do they make splits that only train a muscle once a week? Iíll have a butchers at some full body programs.. cheers dude


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    Why do they make those splits? Why did people once believe the earth was flat? Most of those splits were created and then research, coaches, and athletes figured out that training methodology needed to evolve. Bro splits can certainly be effective. But they’ll never be optimal, and there is a huge difference.

    If you want a good example of an upper/lower that is fantastic, google DeFranco’s Westside for Skinny Bastards.
    Donít chase the 1%, there is no magic training routine or diet thatís going to provide any measurable results over the basic principles for getting huge and strong: Train heavy, eat and sleep more.

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    I would do a full body routine 3 days a week, as that stimulates the muscle well. A spilt routine works too. You could also try a 5 day split for 12 weeks, and then do a full body routine for 12 weeks, and see which one works better for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by typhoonmuscle View Post
    I would do a full body routine 3 days a week, as that stimulates the muscle well. A spilt routine works too. You could also try a 5 day split for 12 weeks, and then do a full body routine for 12 weeks, and see which one works better for you.
    Yeah Iím doing like a hybrid split/full body.. (donít ask!)







    Seems to be working.. Iíll change it up after 12 weeks


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    I think it is better to start with full body exercise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RjMaan View Post
    I think it is better to start with full body exercise.
    It's okey! I also support full body exercise.

 

 

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