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Good Upper/Lower Split?


#1

Which one is better?

Upper
Lower
Rest
Upper
Lower
Rest
Rest

or

Lower
Upper
Lower
Upper
Lower
Rest
Rest

?


#2

1st week: upper
rest/ moderate aerobic
lower
rest/moderate aerobic HIIT
upper
2nd week alternate upper/lower days

and get real work and tecovery


#3

ROFL... if you eat, both are OK.

But personally - heavy squats & deadlifts beats the shit out of me, so I do them before every 'off day'.


#4

Seriously...if you're squatting and deadlifting...you're gonna need that extra day of rest in the middle for recovery...go with the first one! (if it's doable with your weekly schedule/life)


#5

Well, the most important thing to keep in mind is that monday is international chest day, so if your first upper day is chest/back focused, I'd do it tuesday, or later to avoid competition for a bench. Other than that, it doesn't really matter.