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New Guy Here

Hey, i have been reading the forums for a while and i thought i should sign up. I am 18 and have been working out for about 2 years, i didn’t make much progress in the first year. It was more of a learning experience. Currently i am still a super skinny kid, but i am improving so it doesn’t bother me as much as it did before. When i started out i was around 6’1 and 140. Now i am about 6’2 and 155, but i am way stronger then i was before. I started out hardly being able to bench like 110. Current 1 rep max is 165. I know i have to eat and eat and eat.

1 question i have right now, is it better to do full body workouts or a split? I was doing upper body one day and lower another, but i have heard that for beginners a full body workout is the way to go. Any suggestions?


Since your new you wouldn’t know this but this(fullbody vs splits) is a debate as old as training itself and it will probably never be resolved. The important thing is eating, and lifting progressively heavier weights, but just as an observation, a vast majority of professional bodybuilders train using split routines.

Read this: http://www.elitefts.com/documents/six_pack.htm

Then follow WS4SB:
Be sure to read both parts.