For the past year I've been splitting my workout like this most of the time.
Chest, Shoulders, Triceps
Back, Biceps, Traps
Then repeat the three days, followed by a rest day. Then repeating the process over.
I would start with the big compound exercises first(bench press, deadlift, squats, etc), then move into isolation sets.
Before I use to do something like this, and I feel like I made gains quicker this way.
I understand why its good to do the opposite muscles the same day(1 muscle group rests while you work the other), but I keep thinking its better to work certain muscles together like chest, tricep, and shoulder, because you hit them all doing any kind of press(incline, decline, military, etc..)
I just wanted to get some opinions on what you guys think.
02-27-2012, 04:59 PM #1
Which muscles to workout together?
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02-27-2012, 06:18 PM #3
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02-27-2012, 06:34 PM #4
sorry i should have been more clear.
I meant I workout 6 days a week, and my muscles split into 3 groups/days. So I work each set of muscles twice a week. And then I have 1 day completely off. Hopefully that clears things up.
In my head, my schedule seems very logical, but I feel like I'm not getting the results I would expect.
Really lookin for some expertise.
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10-30-2012, 08:09 PM #13
At 157lb, you should still be doing a fullbody routine. 6 times per week is wasted volume/time. Your muscles would actually grow more from doing a full body split M/W/F, for example. You would do less volume, yes, but each body part would be worked 3x per week with REST in between. Your muscles aren't large enough to require that kind of volume.
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This post is 4 years old, so none of these guys are likely to respond. Anyway, it is basically a Push/Pull/Legs split. Shoulders will get hit mostly on the Push day, but posterior delta can get some work on the Pull day too. If you are new to lifting you should seriously consider starting out with a full body routine until you gain some experience.BabyLover's Starting Strength: forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=135564721
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