Avoids Roids wrote:
Today’s tip comes from Chad Waterbury:
Go Full or Go Home
Total-body workouts beat any split, any day of the week. If you start training all of your major muscle groups every time you go to the gym, you’ll be on the fast track to bigger muscles and higher fitness levels. You’ll build bigger muscles because you’ll be training with a higher frequency, and you’ll build your fitness levels because total-body workouts are damn tough. In fact, you’ll probably have to pace yourself during the first few weeks of total-body training if you’ve been on a body part split!
Everything works for a while, and nothing works forever.
I’ve focused on full-body and upper/lower body splits using only compound exercises and very few isolation exercises for the past 4 or 5 years.
You know what happened? I got stronger and bigger and more athletic. But all my size and strength is in the biggest muscle groups (chest, upper back, glutes, upper legs).
My arms, shoulders and calves are lagging far behind! I needed to switch to a split routine in order to help bring these bodyparts up to par with the rest in order to create a well-balanced physique that is asthetically pleasing.
Like CT and Vince Gironda say, “it’s about creating illusions.” And right now, I haven’t created the illusion I want thanks to years of full-body workouts and such.