I’ve experimented with many kind of weights approaches, and found the one that yielded the best gains for me to be an upper/lower split. However, I’d totally neglected the cardio while I’ve been hitting the weights the last 6 months, and I want to re-introduce some… mainly to keep the heart healthy and limit fat gains… I miss the feeling of the sweat pouring off me!
Whereas with a full body routine you could just do cardio on your off days, it looks a little harder to fit it in with an upper/lower split, avoiding overtraining the legs etc. How does this looks as a template though?
Day 1: Upper weights
Day 2: Lower weights
Day 3: Rowing HIIT/anaerobic intervals (20mins)
Day 4: REST
Day 5: Lower weights
Day 6: Upper weights
Day 7: Cycle HIIT/anaerobic intervals (20mins)
Day 8: REST
(and repeat from start)
This is kinda done so that the weights days are separated from the relevant muscles working in the HIIT as much as possible, i.e. cycle HIIT and leg days, rowing HIIT and upper days.