The Switch Up

Alright. Training styles/routines/splits, whatever you want to call it…there are SO MANY.

With varying amounts of training routines/splits that depend on goals, number of days, etc., it can be really hard to know where to begin.

Since last fall and really even before that, my training splits have pretty much been the same. It’s been:

oldtrainingsplitI liked training in this format, mostly because I was able to focus on each muscle group. And it was a consistent schedule, I knew what days were what and when my off days were.

And if my schedule was changing, I could easily combine days, i.e doing a full leg day or training chest/back together or chest/shoulders.

It’s worked for the past year and was great throughout my competition prep, but I think it’s time to change it up a bit. I know where I want to make improvements and I really just need to have something different and challenging to keep me going.

So on that note, I’ve decided to do a rotating training split. Doing a Push/Pull/Leg rotation. I haven’t decided if I really want to do the 3 days on, 1 day off, repeat rotation OR if i want to continue with the 2 days on, 1 day off/cardio, 3 days on, 1 day off, repeat schedule. I kind of really like the latter because again it’s a fairly set schedule, at least for non-lift days. And I really like having Sundays off from any training because Sundays are my days to get EVERYTHING done, so really that’s a workout in itself.

Push/Pull/Leg split that I’m planning…


I actually started this yesterday. And the push and pull lifts were awesome. Great pump from the start and felt like I hit everything that I needed to.

With the new schedule, I am planning on playing around with volume and intensity. Yesterday’s and today’s workouts were both high volume (20+ sets/workout). It felt good and definitely a bit sore from them. I’m excited to see what I can do/where I can go with this and how my body will respond to it. Especially now that I actually have food to fuel it.

7 months until my next prep…time to grow 😀

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