Chest/Triceps, Back/Biceps; OR Chest w/Biceps, and Back w/ Triceps?

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    Jun 28, 2008 9:25 PM GMT
    I know most of you will say it depends on the person, but generally speaking, is it better to work out your chest and triceps on one day, and back and biceps on another? OR Chest and biceps on one day, then back and tricps on another, with a day rest in between?

    Sunday: Chest/Triceps
    Monday: Legs/Abs
    Tuesday: Back/Biceps
    Wednesday: Shoulders/Abs/Cardio
    Thursday: Chest/Triceps
    Friday: Off
    Saturday: Back/Biceps
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    Jun 28, 2008 9:45 PM GMT
    Shouldn't be a problem. Only thing I notice with your split is you're working shoulders on Wednesday and chest on Thursdays. Remember that working out chest also gives your shoulders a good workout. You may need to separate that workout so as not to fatigue your shoulders too much.
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    Jun 29, 2008 4:14 AM GMT
    Agree with Texan that you want to spread shoulders and chest as far apart in your split as you can.

    As for chest/tris together or separate, there's advantages and disadvantages to both. You should try both ways and see what works best. For me, I like to switch back and forth. Right now, I'm on an opposing muscle group kick for some number of weeks, so I do bis/tris together, and chest/back together.

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    Jun 29, 2008 12:52 PM GMT
    ctdude25 saidI know most of you will say it depends on the person, but generally speaking, is it better to work out your chest and triceps on one day, and back and biceps on another? OR Chest and biceps on one day, then back and tricps on another, with a day rest in between?

    Sunday: Chest/Triceps
    Monday: Legs/Abs
    Tuesday: Back/Biceps
    Wednesday: Shoulders/Abs/Cardio
    Thursday: Chest/Triceps
    Friday: Off
    Saturday: Back/Biceps


    The only change I would make is to take an extra day off as working out 6 days a week may not give your body enough recooperation time. I try to take off two days back to back but to each his own.

    My normal split looks like this

    d1 - shoulders
    d2 - back/biceps/legs
    d3 - chest/triceps(supersets)
    d4 - back/legs (supersets)
    d5 - shoulders/biceps (supersets)

    Then the next week I will start w/ back/bi/legs...the next - supersetting chest and tris...and so on. Keeps a nice little variety.