Exercise What’s the Best Training Split for You?


Over the years we have all made transitions from different training splits.  Whether you like to train individual body parts per day, do upper/lower body splits, Legs/Push/Pull, or full body splits. 

The question I always get asked… WHICH IS THE BETTER SPLIT? The simple answer is.. the best training split…is the one that you can stick with!

The Grass is Always Greener on the Other Side

My first piece of advice would be to find a program you think you might enjoy and stick with it for at least 9 weeks.  Far too often gym-goers are guilty of a process called “program hopping”.  This is simply a term used by someone who jumps around from training program to training program without seeing it till the end.

The problem with “program hopping” is that you ditch a program before reaping the benefits of it, so in the gym-goers head the program “does not work”.

Find Enjoyment in What You Do…

The point I’m trying to make here is that no matter how much “science” proves the effectiveness of a training routine, your overall adherence to it will ultimately decide how effective it truly is.  One of the most overlooked factors that yield results is a person’s efforts.  What I mean by that is that we tend to put more effort to things that we enjoy, therefore if we tend to enjoy the training program that we are on we are more likely to put more effort into it.

If it ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix it.

My second piece of advice would be to avoid doing any “customizing” of the original program unless it calls for it.  Programs are built around staple exercises and programming, so when you go switching up numbers and exercises you end up altering the overall program.

Once start customized the training program with your preferred exercises…well then you might as well have just written your own workout.

Ultimately is up to you to decide what type of program you follow.  Your results will be determined by how you adhere to the program, your time spent working on it, and how much effort you put into the actual program.

The optimal training program is the one you can make work for you.

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