Split Training- talking workouts with Robin Shea

Coming up this Tuesday on the Robin Shea Show  we will be talking about one of my favorite workout subjects and that’s “split training”

What is split training?  Split training is making workouts that hit different muscle groups on different days to spread out emphasis over several days instead of a 2 hour workout.  There are many ways to SPLIT a workout routine and the more advanced the training the more you can split routines into major muscle groups.

For example 

Day 1: Quads (Mon)
Day 2: Shoulders and traps (Tues)
Day 3: Back, hamstrings and biceps (Thurs)
Day 4: Chest and triceps (Fri)

The body works in 4-6wk increments so every month you should look to vary frequency, intensity, time or use the F.I.T. Principle.  With split training you can split each muscle group and train with greater intensity more than just once a week.  Also rest days or Active Recovery workouts can be implemented for greater recovery, as in the case of upper-lower body split workout performed four days a week like the one mentioned above.

The F.I.T. Principle stands for

#1 Frequency – how often you train

#2 Intensity – how hard you train

#3 Time – how long you train

People who want to lose weight need to focus on metabolism.  Metabolism essentially means “how many calories you burn in one day.”   The only way to increase the body’s metabolism is to build more lean muscle tissue (LMT).  Focusing on cardio in my opinion is the wrong way to go because cardio trains the body to store fat for long cardio sessions (the body has to have ample energy for runs longer than 20mins).

Robin has done many split routine workouts with me in the past to burn almost 1000 calories in 50mins and recently on one of her runs she had an EPIPHANY about cardio & weight lifting workouts!!

Tune in this Tuesday 10a.m. cst to hear us talk about Weight Training 101 as Robin ask questions like

  1. If your desire is to lose weight focus on this type of routine…
  2. If your weight is roughly where you would like it to be this is a better routine…
  3. If you are seeking major weight loss perhaps this routine would serve you best…
  4. How often to switch up your routine and why…
  5. Incorporating Aerobic vs. An-aerobic cardio into your routine

Like I said this is one of my favorite topics and in my opinion the most important discussion for getting in shape and burning more body fat.  You can check out some other posts of mine here

The “SKINNY” on Working Out

Dieting is the worst way to Lose Weight

GT Get Fit Tip: 5 ways to “Spring Clean” Your Body and Burn More Fat

GT Get Fit Tip: Train for Your Body Type

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About David Nuckols

Inspiring individuals to learn about the human body to motivate lifestyle changes that improve their own self-image

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