Which Training Schedule is Best: Whole Body, Split-Routine or Single-Body-Part?
The right answer to your question will probably depend on how long you’ve been training and what stage of development you’re at.
In the early stages of your development (anywhere from 0–3 years training experience) it’s a good strategy to incorporate large, multi-joint exercises to stimulate overall growth and build a foundation for future refinement and detail.
With increased experience and fitness comes an uptick in your ability to generate and handle intense training and the self-knowledge required to estimate the recovery time and procedures required to ensure maximum growth with less risk of overtraining and injury.
When you’ve built your base foundation, gained experience, confidence & competence, sharpened your neuromuscular conditioning, endurance, stamina and power is the time to focus on the mindset and proper technical aspects needed to maximise the potential gains offered by singling out body parts for the intense training dynamic required to get the most out of isolation training.
- Beginner Trainer (0-1 years): Whole Body
- Intermediate Trainer (1-3 years): Split-Routine
- Advanced Trainer (4+ years): Isolation/Single-Body-Part