[quote]Avoids Roids wrote:
Today’s tip comes from Chad Waterbury:
Total-body workouts beat any split, any day of the week.
I respect Waterbury, and have used some of his programs to good effect, but this is a pretty sweeping generalisation and one I can’t agree with. Both full body and split routines have their merits. As I train primarily for aesthetic, not athletic purposes, I usually favour a split routine.
There’s this bandwagon metality in the iron game where a guy tries a particular routine or training philosophy, gets good , maybe great results - and then promptly discounts other methods of training as having no merit whatsoever.
I’ve done it myself in the past. Just because something works great for you doesn’t mean it’ll work great for everybody, especially if their body type and training goals are different from yours!
And with regards to the original question, my favourite split is:
Monday: Chest and Back
Friday: Shoulders and Arms