Who here works his or her body as a whole and who uses a split routine? I have changed my routine (probably because I have just begun olympic weightlifting) to three full body workouts per week. Every workout includes 1 squatting exercise, 1 pushing exercise and 1 pulling exercise. A different exercise is used on each workout for a week. Although I always uses 5 sets of 3-5, I cycle intensity between heavy days (building up to a 3 or a 5 rm), medium days (all five sets of five at the same weight, only after all reps in each set are completed is the weight raised) and light (or speed) days – 5x5 at 60-70% of 1 RM.
A typical week might look like this: MONDAY -- Back Squats, Overhead Presses and Pullups; WEDNESDAY -- Deadlifts, Steep Incline Press, Bent rows; FRIDAY -- Lunges, Upright row, Dubmbbell pullovers. (OWL technique, abs, lowerback and rotator work is performed Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday).
So what sort of splits do you guys (and gals) use… and what do you use them for (i.e., sports, BB, PL, OWL, other)?