Hello coach - part just connecting some dots here…so Schoenfeld had some recent research showing that volume equated, “bro” splits may actually be optimal. Turns out all the bodybuilders doing bro splits were actually right…
I was comparing bro splits with layers program (which gave the most rapid gains in my training history…) and there is a “pattern”, not sure if you’d agree…
So a slight decline bench tilt day…if you compare to a chest day…could be modelled very similar (isometric activation, heavy ramp up with a bench, density clusters with db press, eccentric/stretch with cable flyes, mid range pump with weighted pushups…just as example).
Of course the bro split would be using different exercises for the same body part (rather than just one main lift). Given some of your recent commentson thib army / youtube, these exericse / variations (stimulating muscles from different angles) may be most optimal for hypertrophy anyways.
And then of course the frequency issue…turns out most “smart” bro splits will hit muscles 2x anyways (possiblyh more, indirectly).
So a chest / back / shoudler &*traps / off / legs / arms in a 7 day week cycle could have big exercises that will end up hitting muscel groups at least 2x directly and more indirectly (e.g. deadlift on back day hits legs as well…weighted dips/weighted close grip chins on arms day hits back and chest etc. )
I notice the more sustainble and enjoyable splits (the ones that don’t make you feel run down/crash and mqaximizes pump) tend to go this format (even the movement based programs such as bench / squat / OHP / dL days are some permutations of a “bro” split…just exercise semantics it seems).