Personally, I don’t think that even an above average athlete should lift chest and shoulders in the same day. Trevor Smith also used a similar split, and in an article posted on T-Nation, the writer wrote, "Trevor trained chest and shoulders/triceps on consecutive days.[/quote] Unfortunately, CT chose not to add Trevor’s thoughts on the matter…
Training chest one day and delts+tris the day after is no problem unless you go crazy with the volume…
I don’t do it anymore, but it works just fine.
[quote] While it obviously worked for him, I feel that the average trainee needs more rest since these muscles are overlapping."
I have been using Dorian Yates’s split and have loved every minute of it, I have posted his split below:
Dorian Yates Split
Monday: chest & biceps
Tuesday: lower body
Thursday: back & rear deltoids
Saturday: shoulders & triceps
That is just one of dorian’s splits (the one he used last I think).
Another one of his is
Chest, delts, tris
Chest+Delts+Tris in the same day only works well if you
a) don’t do any heavy pressing for tris
b) go low in volume
c) avoid presses for delts maybe
d) make good use of the smith machine and other machines to keep the stabilization problems at bay after your free-weight work…
You could also just do a 3-way like the one mentioned above (yates 3-way) or this one:
Chest+Back(+traps if you do no deadlifting or rack pulling here)
Delts+Arms (order depends on exercise selection… Free-weight CGP always goes first, for example)