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    Dukes is offline Warming Up
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    Is it bad workout one body part a day?

    back at home i use to do a split workout routine, doing both chest and tri, back and bi and legs and shoulder but since i came to college i can't seem to send that much time at the gym. so i started to workout a single body part a day, doing chest on one day and tris the next and so on. i was wondering how bad or slower this was for my muscle growth?

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    Karky is offline Former member of VulgarityGang
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    fullbody 3 times a week, or a push/pull 4 times a week or upper/lower 4 times a week.
    Personally im a fan of the 3 times a week fullbody because you get frequency.

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    dswithers is offline Verge of Overtraining
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    First, almost any exercise is better than no exercise.

    Second, how long do you have to workout each day?

    Finally, what are your stats and goals (height, weight, body fat, years of training...)?

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    theleip is offline Fat Loss Toubleshooter!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Karky View Post
    fullbody 3 times a week, or a push/pull 4 times a week or upper/lower 4 times a week.
    Agreed. Body part split training like that has its purpose, it does depend on goals and experience. The majority of weight lifters though will not benefit from that style of routine.

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    Steve-O-68 is offline Warming Up
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    I agree with the above. Unless you're juicing or genetically gifted, focusing on one body part a day isn't going to give you the results you want.

    Squats
    Deadlifts
    Bench
    Rows
    Chinups
    Military press

    All compound moves, all great mass and strength builders.

    Curls
    Tricep extensions
    Leg extensions
    Leg curls
    Flys

    All isolation moves... although they do have their place, but are far less effective at building mass and strength than compound moves.

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