I’m currently on a push pull split. Is there a particular reason why people train with an antagonistic split (chest/back or quad/hams, etc)?
The only advantage I can see is that it can be useful for alternating sets or supersets, although I have heard it can be helpful in preventing injury. It seems like a popular method but I was wondering about the distinct advantages.
It depends on my goal.
If I’m looking for more frequency per body part/group, I like the push/pull split because it minimizes overlap (assuming the volume is low enough).
If I’m using maximal stimulation per body part/group on a 1x a week basis, then I’ll use the chest/back, legs, shoulders/arms or chest/bi, legs, back, shoulder/tri split. Either way allows me to hit each part/group when it’s relatively fresh.