Hey guys, total newb here (at least to the forums). I've been training for about 10 months and have seen some solid gains.
My question is this - the general format of my workout routines has been to work complimentary muscle groups (say, chest and back or biceps and triceps) on the same day. So for example a chest/back day would look like this:
Bench - 3x6
High Row - 3x8
Incline D Bell Press - 3x8
Low Row - 3x8
Military Press - 3x8
working to failure or near failure on the last set.
An arm day might look like this:
Barbell curls - 3x8
Overhead Tri-extentions - 3x8
Preacher Curls - 3x8
Tri-Press Downs - 3x8
Hammer Curls - 3x8
So my question is - I see a lot of workout programs in M&F or Men's Fitness that have the muscle groups split up - Chest and Biceps one day, Back and Quads another, Tris and Calves another.
What have some experienced guys seen in terms of the pros and cons of splitting those complimentary muscle groups vs. doing them on the same day? Am I missing out on gains by keeping them together or does it not matter so much?
Any feedback appreciated, I apologize if I missed something in searching, I didn't find a thread that addressed this question.