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Should I Do Full Body Workouts Or Body Part Splits?

This is a question that many people in a fitness program ask themselves and it is a very valid question. If you Google this topic, you will likely see a variety of answers for both sides as to which is better. Truth is, the real answer is…. IT DEPENDS!!! Both are very valid strategies and both have their pros and cons. I have also gotten results with clients using both strategies but how to decide which to do can be a tough proposition. Here is a breakdown that can help guide you to your decision:

You should do a full body workout if:

  • You are brand new to working out
  • You are inconsistent in following workout plans
  • Looking for a simple, quick way to work your full body each time you workout
  • Only have 2-3 days per week to commit to resistance training

You should do body part splits if:

  • You want to resistance train 3-5 times per week
  • You want to focus on only a few muscle groups each workout
  • You have been working out consistently and have stuck to a plan for longer than 3 months
  • You are dedicated and do not miss workouts

As you can see, there is no right or wrong with these styles, it’s a matter of which fits you best. If you’re still not sure which is best for you, let me know and we can figure it out together!