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PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2006 6:37 pm 
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Which is the most effective 2 day split routine:

Push/Pull

Torso/Legs&Arms

Upper/Lower

I'm doing Upper/Lower now, but I'm wondering really if Push/Pull is better.

Thanks.

I'm doing this ABX by the way.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2006 6:57 pm 
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Whatever feels best to you is what is better.

I have problems with push/pull because some things like deadlifts are push lower body and pull upper body, so I just stay with upper/lower with deadlifts on lower.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2006 11:11 pm 
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It depends on your goals and experience level. It also has to do with schedule and personal preference.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 15, 2006 11:08 pm 
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Really take a look at all the exercises the site offers. I found that I also had to tailor my routine a little bit based on the equipment available at the gym I am using at the time.

You know, interestingly enough, the intensity also has dictated to me how my routine goes. when I first started out, I did full body. Then I split it into two. Now it's three, although two days are very similiar. You'll see the more weight you lift, you'll be wanting more and more to split things up and give yourself some more rest. ABX is fine for now, and for you may be fine forever, but you may find yourself evolving into stuff like AXXBXX or AXBXXCX as your workout becomes more intense. For instance, the weights are getting so (comparatively) high now that I have to do pulldowns, reverse curl, chin ups, and preacher curl on a different day than DB bicep curls+seated row+rear delt row, because it is just way easier on a separate day. I could no longer lift (very) well having all those on the same day. One or more exercises were getting short changed, as I approached them out of gas with that muscle group. I had a hard time developing my biceps at the time.

My workout now, in fact, is currently AXXXBXXXCXXX

Good luck!


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