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Smaller Splits vs Larger?


#1

so i have belived for a long time now, that larger splits or full body routines, are more effective at building strength and size, than the classical 1-2 muscle group split 5 days a week.

But now this article , http://www.T-Nation.com/free_online_article/most_recent/why_bodybuilders_are_more_jacked_than_powerlifters

says( on page 2 under " training split " ) that recent research shows how those smaller splits results in greater hypotrophy than bigger splits.

Whats your opinion on this?


#2

[quote]ultralars wrote:
so i have belived for a long time now, that larger splits or full body routines, are more effective at building strength and size, than the classical 1-2 muscle group split 5 days a week.

But now this article , http://www.T-Nation.com/free_online_article/most_recent/why_bodybuilders_are_more_jacked_than_powerlifters

says( on page 2 under " training split " ) that recent research shows how those smaller splits results in greater hypotrophy than bigger splits.

Whats your opinion on this? [/quote]

What’s your opinion?


#3

Try both and see what works for you.


#4

ockhams razor suggest that splits are more effective…


#5

Wow, A compound v. isolation thread and a TBT v. Split thread in the same day.

Is it trolling tuesday or something?


#6

[quote]countingbeans wrote:
Wow, A compound v. isolation thread and a TBT v. Split thread in the same day.

Is it trolling tuesday or something?

[/quote]

lol and a what is attainable naturally thread in t-cell, its a perfect storm


#7

well,I recently swifted from a 3xsplits to a 2x,loads went down but now I have 3 days without lifting to do cardio and going to sea so…also I noticed a deeper fatigue after each session.
yesterday I was not able to complete my schedule (delts,back,legs) because too much tired and too few carbos before training (heavy day at work)…
as september comes I switch to my 3xsplits as 1/loads used are higher 2/post work-outs fatigue is much less 3/rest is better

Mike


#8

[quote]ultralars wrote:

But now this article , http://www.T-Nation.com/free_online_article/most_recent/why_bodybuilders_are_more_jacked_than_powerlifters

[/quote]

First time I’ve read that article

Didn’t know whether to laugh or cry


#9

Smaller splits are much better.