Hi friends its Kannan here Hope you’re doing, well Hope you’re having an outstanding day thank you so much for the likes the shares that truly appreciate it Thank you for being a part of my community. So with that let’s talk a little bit about Split routine vs Full body routine and If you don’t mind you guys know I don’t do this scripted right this is all from the information that I’ve gathered and have been teaching for past two years. So I’m gonna talk to you really in a conversational way, So try to relax and just listen to the conversation that I’m going to have now and let all the information just flow out of my mouth about the Split routine vs Full body routine.
So as you guys know I grew up on the magazine’s just like maybe many of you did I would actually cut out the pictures put them on my wall my parents thought I was insane I would get bricks when they wouldn’t let me have weights and I would start lifting weights and everything and I would read and absorb as much as I possibly could you know the the old champs you know Sergio Oliva, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Frank Zane and Franco Columbu, I mean you name it those names they’re really like the greatest right Arnold of course the Franco and those guys and So I would look at their routines in the magazines and the magazines always had a typical split routine a split routine for many of you know this already Because your course is Back and Biceps day, One day Chest and Triceps day, Two Shoulders and Legs day, then a day off for rest. Then you would do Abs of course maybe every other day and Calves every other day right. So that’s kind of a traditional split routine meaning you’re splitting up the body parts and I did that for years and I liked it because I was working each body part thoroughly right I figured okay I’m gonna give myself an hour and a half or two hours to work on just two body parts I’m really gonna put a lot of effort into those body parts.
So that’s what I did now I want to remind you guys that in the beginning right If you’ve notice just about anything works right I mean you’re stimulating the body you’re waking up the body and especially If you’re young things seem to happen in recovery very quickly and most of you experience the the the maximum amount of Gains is a natural Weight lifter. Very early on when you first begin in fact some people experience and then they kind of plateau right because the body’s kind of waking up, So just about everything rapid gains n the beginning works so you almost can’t go wrong in the beginning with a routine. But getting back to the split routine I liked it because I put a lot of effort into those body parts I obviously had my favorite body parts and I would want to create a lot of damage to my body, I would want to create a lot of consolidated work pound on those body parts make them really work them thoroughly and then forget about them in the next day and then work on another group of Body parts.
When I was young I used to think of the body as a collection of body parts I would think that I was a group of Body parts. But I don’t think of myself as a group of body parts these days I don’t think of your body that way either. We are not a collection of body parts right we are a unit and an overall unit and I used to think Because I’m not training the same muscle groups that those muscle groups are kind of off limits right that they’re not creep, they’re not experienced, Any experiencing any trauma because I’m not working them. So if I did back in biceps one day, one chest and triceps one day two I was in the clear The back and biceps were healing from the day before and that’s How I used to think of the body this group is healing but I’m working the next group and then the following day that the prior group is healing and I’m working the next group that’s how I thought the body worked but it really doesn’t work that way the energy that is used to to feed those body parts to heal those body parts is kind of all.
Coming from the same place right just want to remind you that there’s two types of trauma going on there’s this body part specific trauma that you’re creating from the training and there’s overall unit trauma or there’s a draw I call it from the body to take care of what happened Yesterday and also to take care of what’s happening today. So I just want you guys to think of things differently I don’t want you to think of yourself as a collection of body parts or a group of separate body parts that even though you’re not working them today that they’re somehow off limits are not affected they are affected by this overall unit trauma or the draw just from training right and So that said I experience a lot of games from that but remember it was the only thing I was doing and I was putting every ounce of energy into that. Then later on I wanted to try a full body routine and I remember doing my full body routine but I remember putting the same amount of energy or work into the early sets right so I come to the gym I’m gonna do a full body routine and I said to myself oh my god I still have legs and shoulders to do and back.
I just did biceps triceps and chest and I’m and it hasn’t I’m done I’m really ready to leave I’m not equipped for this I’m not in shape for this I’m not ready for this. So I understood immediately that there was going to be this athletic component to a full body routine a conditioning opponent component that I didn’t really need for my for my split routine and that’s it least How I felt I was doing a lot of different things, I mean I think of it like this, If I asked you to walk up a flight of stairs you could do it now I’m gonna ask you to walk up a flight of stairs with your hands over your head all of a sudden it becomes a different thing for the body right and So obviously I was approaching the full-body workout the wrong way I was going at it way Too hard way, Too fast and doing Too much work per Body part. I realized I was going to have to do this abridged version of my split routines and really do a smaller set of works most much less work per body part to get through this within an hour or an hour and a half.
So it took a little bit of time right figuring out How to meet or my energy figuring out which body parts to do first. Because I didn’t want to go you know it like the lie in and out like a lamb in other words save my legs for last and the next thing you know I’m doing not really with the same amount of Intensity, the same amount of energy and the same amount of push that I was in the beginning sets. So that’s something I had to balance right I had to figure out how am I going to keep my energy for these body parts. Later on there was a little bit of approaching it is a different way in a more metered way rather than attacking the workout. Because I had had so many different things to do nevertheless I figured wow there’s something to this because I’m actually creating less body part specific trauma right I’m not doing 15 sets of biceps so I’m more likely to heal faster because I’m not creating so much damage right to my body. So maybe not tomorrow but the following day I’m gonna be ready to do this again because I really only did two or three sets for biceps, So there was something to do that right. When you’re doing the full body routine you are creating this less body part specific trauma that’s the whole idea and that you’re gonna recover from it quicker and then the following two days. Later you’re going to do it again which gives you more opportunity to do the same exercises more frequency and that is really good for bodybuilding right frequency matters. But at the same time if you’re not doing the other things right like your nutrition and your sleep you could still wind up overtraining and undoing what the full body routine is supposed to do.
Now guys I hope you’re following me Because I’m trying to explain this the best way that I possibly could you can kind of ruin the best routine right if you approach it with with too much intensity like I was you could even mess up a full body routine by kind of going at like it’s the end of the world right going at it like you’re gonna do Too much exercises or Too many exercises are Too many sets per body part really undoing What the whole thing is supposed to accomplish for you which is this kind of stimulus rather than trauma or damage right it’s supposed to give a little bit of stimulus and then you’re going to recover from it.
So I want to tell you that both things have merit now I want to remind you also that a lot of times we use soreness as the as the hallmark for whether or not our body is healed but that’s not necessarily How the body works you see when we do Back and Biceps on day one and Split routine we think that by the next time We do Back and Biceps after the four or five days that pass that they’re going to be healed that’s not necessarily true Because these are other components to weightlifting and bodybuilding and fitness which is sleep rest and nutrition. So just because my body isn’t sore anymore, Doesn’t mean those body parts are necessarily healed right and it’s the same thing with the split routine you could wind up. You know not being sore but still your training.
So frequently but you’re not really nourishing the body enough to keep up with all the activity. So I want to tell you that both things have their merits the idea behind the Split routine is that you can create a lot of good work in the muscles. Then you’re not doing those body parts for another three or four or five days the split routine or the full body routine is really supposed to be this stimulus and then with the idea of more frequency and the frequency is going to work. So the idea is that both can work well for you but there’s other components to it and other things that matter. So if you’re training too hard with the full body routine you’re not going to heal within two days and not going to be ready for the next workout and you could create the same quandary of having not enough progress by doing that as well. So the whole thing guys is a bit of a balancing act Here’s my my Idea if you only have three hours a week to Train do the full body routine make sure you don’t put a lot of body parts specific Trauma you try to get that workout over within an hour and a half. So you’re not putting Too much draw on the overall body unit and sucking Too much energy away and leaving Too many calories on the Gym floor.
If you’re doing the full body routine you also want to be conscious of your healing like even though you’re you have so much time to just work on a couple of body parts you could creating be creating so much trauma then even though You have to do those body parts within the next four days that you still might not be healed. So bodybuilding is a not only finding the right routine, But it’s finding out about how you heal specifically You, Not me, Not the magazine’s don’t none of that Stuff matters the only thing that matters is you have to measure what’s the right amount of stimulus for the right amount of recovery and again we don’t really want recovery what we want is rebound I’ve said this before If you get the flu and you’re down here and you recover you haven’t gotten any better or any more progress right you’ve just come back to even and what we want is this thing to happen. we want this kind of rebound effect right where we’re getting Better and Stronger and Bigger of all that other stuff. So there’s a bit of a game right that’s going on and you have to meter your workouts you have to really take good notes both you know emotionally.
Because you’re putting out effort right and putting out effort also drains the body right it drains the body of energy. So I want you to be very aware of How much effort you’re exerting, what weights you’re using, How long you’re staying in the Gym and also How many sets and reps you’re doing and Then if you’re not recovering right instead of going fast forward and hitting the pedal harder pull back a little bit do a few less sets. Because again the body this is about healing it’s not so much about trauma. So I’ve canvassed both of these concepts both of them work it depends on your lifestyle it also depends on How you are approaching it So obviously this is a long blog I’m always around to entertain questions and to clarify it. Sorry I Writing this so Fast but I just wanted to get this all out for you guys. Take care of yourselves care Bye-Bye…