Okay guys before i ask this , iam just letting you all know that iam still working out and iam not going to change my workout based on these answers so please answer freely and truthly . The reason iam having to put this question here is cuz iam hated on the Beginner’s forum and if i ask this over there then people will think that iam trying to skip or change my workout plan .
Anyways , getting to the question . Many lifters have comepletly different workouts . Some guys have a 5 day body-split plan , others go just 3 days with all compound lifts , some do several isolation excercises on work days for every body part idividually , some rely on calistehnics . but in the end they are all trying to gain muscle ! so why the big difference ? I mean , lets say person A is a powerlifter and B is an athlete , then its understandable that they should have different workouts .
But lets say there are 2 guys who both have the exact same goals , have been working out for the same time , similar build and height , etc , and both aim on just building muscle for appearance , but yet one seems to be doing just compound lifts while the other has isolation excericises for each body part . and yet they can argue to support their own different workout types ! but why this difference and what would really be the most productive ? productive in the sense of trying to gain overall muscle and build abs but not end up too chunky like mose powerlifters ( no offence , their strength is still mindblowing )