What’s up, guys Jeff Cavaliere, AthleanX. Today I’m addressing the oh so popular question of what is the best split that question of what is the best training split how should I be training the total body Push, pull, the split muscle group, what is the best way to split up my routine The answer is so complex that it would take m 5000 tutorials to answer it. Again, you want the truth I’ll give you the truth. The truth is that it really depends on so many different factors. What is your goal, first of all Are you training for explosiveness.
Are you training for size only Are you training for strength What does your entire week look like of training More than that what does your entire month look like in training What have you trained the month prior to that All of these things matter. When it comes to these hard and fast rules, people get really caught up in them. So much so that they lose the forest for the trees. I’ll give you an example. Right here is a perfect exercise to illustrate this. We know that there’s a pushpull split and.
I’m a big advocate of pushpull splits. Again, depending on the sequence of your training and where you’re at in your particular training, and what your goal is. A pushpull split relies on the fact that certain muscle groups tend to pull. I.E. your back, your lats, your mid back, your arm voids, and your biceps. They would go and work synergistically together. If you’re trying to maximize your recovery in between sessions you would work those muscle groups together to allow you to recover in between those sessions as opposed to hitting.
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Your back and then inadvertently, or auxiliary hitting your biceps and then coming right back the next day and hitting your biceps again, with them not being recovered from your previous workout. That’s the idea behind that. The same thing applies to the push of chest, triceps and shoulders all working in concert to push. If you follow that rule and follow that rule only you will lose sight of the fact that there’s a great exercise you could be doing right now that could be working your back and your triceps together.
Again, a push and a pull. Guess what They actually work well together. Look at this exercise I’m doing. All I had to do was lie down on the ground again, I’m doing this in a home version so I have the two bands anchored behind me on something sturdy. It could be a couch. I just have it on the bottom of the piece of equipment. If you’re in the gym you could easily take this into the gym and do a cable setup here and either lay on the bench or lay on the floor. What we’re doing is, we’re actually.
Working on the synergy that occurs between the back and the long head of the triceps to create a killer exercise to hit both of these areas. We call it a tricep extension pullover because that’s exactly what the hell it is. It’s a tricep extension into a pullover. When we do our first part of the exercise here we do a tricep extension, right We do a line tricep extension. It really hits our triceps hard, we get peak contraction here up at the top, and it’s different than we would if we.
Were doing this with a dumbbell. We actually still have tension at the top here because a line of resistance is behind us with the bands being pulled in that same line, right From here we can intensify this even more adding more contraction to the long head of the triceps which will help to extend our arms and bring them back behind our body, or at least in the direction of going towards the back side of our body here. We’re extending them, but at the same time we’re doing a classic abduction of the upper arm and bringing it.
Down closer to our sides in a pullover fashion, which is exactly what the lats do. So you see, synergistically this abduction of the arms and the extension here of our arms as we get here past neutral, or down to neutral at least as the act of extension, that’s something that the triceps handle. If you were to lock yourself in thinking Pushpull. I can’t train triceps and back together. It’s always biceps and back that’s not going to get the job done. So I think there’s so many ways. Like I said, 5000 tutorials to answer that question. The most.
Important concept is this vary your training and know what you’re doing and have a purpose behind your training. Remember, training without a purpose is just working out. If you want to work out and have a purpose behind it, that’s not only how you’re going to get the fastest results, but you’re going to get so much more out of every workout because you’re going to be having a game plan and a reasons and some science behind what you do. I hope that at least answers the question a little bit, that you’ve got to stop thinking.
About the perfect split and you’ve got to start using all variations of splits of your training if you want to get the best results. If you want a program that lays out your splits exactly how I feel you should be following them, in the sequence that you should, given the goals that I know we’re trying to accomplish head to AthleanX right now and get our AthleanX training system. In the meantime, let me know what you guys want to see here on these tutorials. I’ll do my best to cover them in each and every tutorial that I do.