Why Training Splits are Crucial for Progression!

Why Training Every Body Part is Important

As each one of us has our own personal goals, we set out each day to hit the gym and train at a high level to get that body we all desire.
While we are in there grinding out our sets and resting in between, we sometimes look around to see what others are doing. For the most part you see some doing partial reps, some using jacked up form and some training the same body parts day after day.
With that being said, we are going to focus on the latter today, which is "training the same body part day after day".
One should never go in the gym and train the same part day after day. Why is this?
Well there is a symptom called over training, this occurs when you do not give a body part the rest time required for it to be able to recover and change for you.
In my opinion and from studies I have read, it takes any muscle at least 4 days to recover after you tear it down with weight training.
For Example: If you train legs on Monday and go hard with it, they should not be trained again until at least Friday.
By taking the time to allow that body part to rest, it will have the time to repair itself and change in time.
If you keep the part torn down day after day, how can it repair?
It can't repair, it'll always be torn down and therefore never change for you. This is called over training and it'll get you no where fast.

Anyone that weight trains should train every body part they have. Training this way has many advantages.
Some advantages of hitting every body part are as follows.  You get stronger throughout the body.
You can gain lean mass all over, which in turn will help you burn more fat. The more lean mass you carry, the more fat your body will burn, even during your resting times while doing as little as sleeping.
If you have that lean mass , the body naturally burns more fat and calories.

Those are a few reasons to consider full body training throughout the week.
Allow your body to rest and change for you. You put in the work so do things right so you get the most out of that work you have put in.
Below are example training splits you could use to get optimal results out of your training.
5 Day Training Split:
Day 1: Back
Day 2: Chest
Day 3: Legs
Day 4: Delts
Day 5: Bis and Tris

4 Day Training Split:
Day 1: Back and Bis
Day 2: Chest and Tris
Day 3: Legs
Day 4: Delts
3 Day Training Split:
Day 1: Delts / Bis and Tris
Day 2: Legs
Day 3: Chest and Back
If you are one who has had a "spot" training split or one where you train the same part day after day, take a few weeks , change things up and watch how your body responds.
I think you will be happy you did so. 

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