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A split routine is when a specific muscle group is targeted in each workout. By the end of the routine all muscle groups will be worked.

This routine may last three days or longer depending on the person.

When planning a split routine, some issues need to be taken into account, such as:

How many times am I able to train?

What are my goals?

Do I have any weak areas? (muscles that need balancing out)

Its best to make sure all muscle groups are being worked.

To explain what muscle groups there are it is as follows:

  • Chest
  • Back
  • Shoulders
  • Arms
  • Legs - Front (quads), Back (hamstrings)

From personal experience I find including two leg workouts in my split routine helps maintain balance. After all, there are four other groups all of which are upper body.

By working my legs twice, fronts and backs it avoids becoming top heavy.

I will now give some examples of a split routine.

— Phil @ 7:49 am, April 13, 2006

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