Thoughts on 4 day upper/lower split
- 08-02-2013, 02:18 AM
- 08-02-2013, 02:47 AM
I hit all body parts 3x a week doing 5x5 and my body recovers just fine.Use code "fl3x10" to get a free shirt with your purchase at Mind and Muscle
08-02-2013, 03:03 AM
08-02-2013, 03:06 AM
I like my 3 day split. Push pull legs just because its a 3 day split does not mean you can't work out 5 times a week take a day off when you feel like your body needs it look them up on google.
Personally I work out on Monday do my push then the next day do pull then legs the next maybe a day off them I'm hitting push and either pull or legs the following days. It's a good way to bring up lagging parts
08-02-2013, 03:11 AM
08-02-2013, 04:52 AM
That's pretty much what I do my first workout ex. Monday and Tuesday I work on heavy lifts and the second go around that week I work on hypertrophy I have noticed a great improvement in my training doing this
08-02-2013, 05:41 AM
I have used 3 and 4 day splits (in various ways) for absolute years now and nothing has really produced better. That all said, the focus is always on using the 5-7 big compound exercises and always trying to add weight/reps to the bar, keeping form and reps/sets in a good area.
08-07-2013, 08:37 PM
08-07-2013, 08:38 PM
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08-08-2013, 11:57 AM
you can use a 1 day or a 14 day split. as long as the volume and intensity is in line with your goals and work capacity then it just doesnt matter. what is more important that you are actually doing the workout.
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08-08-2013, 05:47 PM
08-17-2013, 10:04 AM
i am doing PHUL now, and i really like it. i believe that anything will work as long as you are consistent and focus on progression. i like to mix it up every 6 months tho to keep it fresh and interesting.
08-17-2013, 11:56 AM
ahem. 5/3/1 = kind of an upper/lower 4 day strength routine you gots
ohp/bb row day
and phat is a 5 day split. i used to like it till i realized its kind of stupid. seems like it was created for mens fitness magazine woth all that stupidly high volume
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