Weight Gain

Weight Gain

This will be a quick one, but I’m experimenting with a new split. Rather than split the body two ways (I typically do legs & arms, and back, chest, and shoulders) on an ever-other-day split (like Monday, Wednesday, Friday).

I’m sticking to the M-W-F, but I’ve split 3 ways: Legs, Torso, and then Shoulders & Arms. Each one gets only one workout per week rather than the occasional two, but my upper body is always getting two workouts and my legs are only getting one.

So, how is this working out? Too early to tell. But some of the shoulder pain I’ve been having has already gotten better because I’m not pressing so much (pressing only for benches, not for shoulders – doing lots of laterals for the side heads of the delts).

Plus, my leg workout can be of a lot higher intensity as well as a lot higher volume, so I can really crush them and I get a week to recover. Plus, my legs in the past have usually responded better to growth stimulation than my upper body (i.e., they grow faster).

I’ll let you know how I progress. You may want to give this split a try.

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