Sorry to Disappoint, but Muscles Don’t Get “Confused”

biceps-curlMost lifters typically start out with a 3-5 split training program where each muscle group is trained once per week. For example, Monday is chest and triceps, Tuesday legs, Thursday back and biceps, and Friday is shoulders and abs. Since these types of programs are regularly featured in training magazines, articles, and blogs and often advocated by professional bodybuilders, they’re seen as the go-to for optimal muscle growth. However, as most coaches and people who’ve taken the time to read the actual research know, destroying each muscle group once a week makes little sense.

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