Thread: Which Is Better....1 Or 2
07-22-2003, 08:43 PM #1
Which Is Better....1 Or 2
Just a question I wanna throw out there cause this is driving me crazy!!!! Is it better to work out one body part per day, per week or two body parts a day twice a week?
MON Chest and biceps
TUE Legs and Back
WED Shoulders and Triceps
THUR SAME AS MON
FRI SAME AS TUES
SAT SAME AS WED
I am on (A) right now but I read in Muscle and Fitness and they said that your efforts might be in vain because you blast that certain body part only once a week and that it may "forget" your previous workout and you'll feel sore like the first day from a long break.
Would (B) be overtraining? I have not lifted in about a year so I really don't want to overdue it that's why I'm doing (A) but at the same time I don't want to be UNDER-training as well.....
SOMEONE PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!
07-22-2003, 08:59 PM #2
Go with A, you need the rest for recovery. Don't worry, you definitely won't be undertraining. Its more common to find ppl using splits similar to A than to B. Only thing I would do is throw a rest day in the middle.
Last edited by saboudian; 07-24-2003 at 01:41 PM.
07-23-2003, 08:20 AM #3
given the 2 choices there is no doubt.... A is the best. B is way too much, there is no time to recover.
and if the intensity level is high enough training 1 muscle group once per week is fine.
but personally i dont like training 5 days in a row. i like more of a 2 or 3 on, 1 off, 2 or 3 on, 1 off, etc...
using your split from A i would do this....
this gives you rest days after your two hardest days; legs and back. it also allows for a few days recovery on your arms before chest/back days.
07-23-2003, 05:09 PM #4
Thanks for the info bros. I will definitely stick to program (A) and throw in the day off on WED or THUR!!!
07-23-2003, 06:14 PM #5Originally Posted by saboudian
I agree a rest day in the middle would be good, this is mine
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