Full Body Workouts vs Split Routines

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Which is better for your specific goals?

On today’s episode of Live Lean TV, I’m comparing full body workouts vs split routines, and sharing which is better for your specific goals.

This is a Throwback Thursday post from our #TBT Q&A series.

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These are questions from our #LLTV Q&A series, filmed for our Live Lean TV YouTube channel back in 2012.

Today, I’m answering a question that I get asked all the time.

  • Do I do full body training?
  • Or do I do split muscle group training?

Although I already created a longer and more in depth post, on comparing full body workouts vs split routines, I also wanted to share a short, and to the point post, on this topic.

If you want to check out the more in depth answer, click here.

Full Body Workouts vs Split Routines

Lets get into it.

Here is today’s viewer question:

Do you do full body workouts or do you do splits?

Well it really depends.

It depends on what phase I am in with my training.

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Here’s what I would do if I’m looking to build muscle

For example, if I’m looking to add size and mass, that’s when I would focus on training split muscle groups.

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I would split each workout up into two muscle groups, or maybe even just one muscle group if I’m looking to add size, and really stress that muscle.

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Here’s what I would do if I’m in maintenance mode

However, the training phase that I am in right now is maintenance mode.

This means most of my workouts are circuit workouts.

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I’m basically training my full body and hitting all the major movements, with compound exercises like the:

I’m also keeping the rest periods very short, so I’m burning a lot of calories during these workouts.

So to answer your question of what is better, full body workouts vs splits, it really depends on you and what your goals are.

I’ve designed and followed workout programs that are full body and split training, and they’ve both worked for me.

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  • Do you follow full body workouts or split routines?

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