I've spent the last few days reading the threads about Prof X and C_C's training and I have realised that I've been doing everything wrong. When I get back to university next week, I will be starting a new training split.
C_C mentioned some interesting splits for those with little time in the So MANY Complicated Training Systems thread:
"Hmmm. Whenever work, family or whatever interferes (i.e. whenever the slaves get it into their heads that they should have rights too... Fools! Who earns the money here, huh? :), or when I'm just kind of fed up with more complex stuff or whatever, I tend to fall back to a 3-way split and train whenever I want (can be 3 times a week if I have little time, or up to 6 times if I feel like it... Can even go twice a day if I really feel great, but that usually doesn't happen... Basically, it's a very flexible routine)...
Fav variants would be
(most recent incarnation)
-Chest, Tris, Quads (no back squats in that case, would go with front or hack or zercher)
-Back, Hams, Abs
-Delts, Traps, Bis
(trusty yates-split that many of my trainees and guys I'm helping out have fallen in love with)
-Chest, Bis, Tris
(yates modified for several reasons)
Any of these will do... 2 and sometimes 3 exercises per muscle-group (back, perhaps delts), only one for traps in my case, all ramped (often the first exercise being heavy, CT-ish ramp in fives or threes... Second being done in eights or tens or in a regular, old-school BB ramp... And what people now call auto-regulation is done on all exercises, though that's 3 syllables too many for such a simple thing).
As I said, I train whenever I feel like it and have the time, can vary a lot from week to week, made some great progress that way and when the ramping is done right, you leave the gym feeling fresher than when you entered it
Even the progression sort of takes care of itself. "