Lots of splits and routines out there. I know currently my routine is 3 days off 4 days on.
I usually work 2 muscle groups a day and about 3-4 exercises each muscle group. I may hit cardio on off days or maybe after a workout. My work out is listed below.
Monday: chest and biceps
Thursday: back & calves
Saturday: should & triceps (abs)
My question is I seen a new routine that's 3 days on for lifting the other days are either cardio or off days and the routine is set up like an upper body day and a lower body day with 8 exercises for each day and then there's a full body day.... Does that sound beneficial?
I came across another routine that's 4 days on as well 2 uppers and 2 lowers. It seems with these routines you get make-up time if you didn't hit it hard enough the last time and more opportunity to work the muscle as I heard you only need 48 hours to recover usually. It just these routines seem intense but do you think they will give better gains to a novice?
Finally what are some favorite splits & routines you guys like?