If you are new to weightlifting or had maybe listened to some of the wrong people, you’re one of those people that are working out the same body part constantly. This might seem like a great thing to do at first but soon as you will notice along with the major muscle pain you’ll probably always have, that you will not see results as fast as if you do a split. Split training is what you do to make sure that you are properly training all parts of your body.
For example, some splits are set up to where they have chest and back one day, triceps and biceps the next day, and then shoulders and legs. However, this is just one example of the many different splits that you can use. Some people find that doing an entire day devoted to arms were you split up your bicep and tricep workouts can be too much. However, I personally use it as I feel that doing chest and triceps on the same day does not work well for me.
The main problem I have with this is that my triceps become too sore after doing big chest lifts like the bench press. Usually after that, I began to notice that my tricep lift numbers were going down rapidly. I could see some people having success with this method of lifting weights but I felt that it just was not for me.
I usually do shoulders and legs on one day because that way it is sort of an easier day for me overall. You might see some people train one body part relentlessly and see results, which can happen. But they could be growing their muscles at a much faster rate if they were not so stubborn and used a split routine throughout the week.
The most common split is usually chest and biceps one day, triceps and back the next day, and then shoulders and legs the third day. If you are trying to cut weight or lose body fat you want to remember that some cardio may be thrown into these days as well.
Another thing that is great about a split routine as you’re not always left having one body part sore all the time instead you kind of split up the work load between all areas of muscles of your body. Trust me, your body will thank you for it.