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3-day split routine order

Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 6:32 pm
by XCLIFFX
Hello, can anyone tell if there is a reason why the pull, push, legs 3-day split routine starts with pull first?

I can't really see any overlapping of muscle groups between pull and legs, so couldn't figure out why only in the 3-day split, the pull came first.

Any input is greatly appreciated! Thanks.

Re: 3-day split routine order

Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 6:40 pm
by robertscott
it starts with whatever day you want it to start with

Re: 3-day split routine order

Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 6:58 pm
by stuward
You start with your priority lifts and since most people don't do enough pulling, the program prioritizes it.

(I just made that up. Bob is probably right.)

Re: 3-day split routine order

Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 7:38 pm
by XCLIFFX
i was thinkin the same thing stuward, but it's why i asked in the first place: the author does push then pull for every other split but not in the 3-day split, making me think there is a reason for it. for example, doing pull one day then legs the next is not a good thing (like doing shoulders one day followed by chest the next)

bob, it's more the order i'm concerned with; i know i could start like this: BCXABCX which would mean push, legs, rest, pull, etc.

but i was wonderin if there is any problem with push, pull, legs, rest, etc.

but thanks for the replies, i'll assume it's OK to switch the pull and push therefore going BACXBAC

Re: 3-day split routine order

Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 10:02 pm
by Oscar_Actuary
thoughts....
If you want to put Deadlift on Pull day, then ABCX makes more sense

Are you doing 3 on, 1 off, or some other pattern?

Re: 3-day split routine order

Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 12:20 am
by XCLIFFX
Oscar_Actuary wrote:thoughts....
If you want to put Deadlift on Pull day, then ABCX makes more sense

Are you doing 3 on, 1 off, or some other pattern?
yeah, that makes complete sense as that would interfere with the leg workout :salute:
since i firmly believe that i need to hit each muscle group twice a week, and due to me not getting enough rest, etc.,
instead of sticking with the 3-day ABCABCX split, think i'll go with a 2-day push-pull split ABXABXX.
I'd rather spend a bit more time at the gym on the days I go since I need the rest or off days.

Re: 3-day split routine order

Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 5:27 am
by Oscar_Actuary
in that case, you may find Upper/Lower ULXULXX more accomodating
imo, it's easier to split the muscles up, while Push Pull, especially with legs, had more overlap. Of course there are so many ways to break up a weeks training and you can make them work for you