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For the Over-60 Crowd: Split vs Full-Body?


For those of you over 60 which do you prefer a full body routine and why.

I do full body twice a week because it fits best with my busy lifestyle and schedule. However, I when I have done splits (one main lift a day) I feel as if I recover better.


I think recovery, rather than age, is the deciding factor.


I recover better from splits. If I train full body I usually scale back on every exercise. I do full body for a few months if things get busy or I want a change. I just cut back on the weights used.