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What is the best workout split to do to build muscle?

Split workouts, where 1-3 bodyparts are focused on during each workout, tend to be used whenever the volume of training for each muscle gets to be high, making a full-body workout impractical and time consuming. Some exercisers like to do upper and lower-body splits. Others like to do a push-pull split, doing chest, shoulders, and triceps (pushing muscles) and back, biceps, and legs (pulling muscles) on different workout days. The number and arrangement of split routines is limited only by one’s imagination. The split that works best for you at one time may become monotonous and routine after a while, necessitating a change. Try many different split routines to help prevent you from getting bored. Just remember there is an inverse relationship between the number of sets you do for a body part and the frequency you work it. If you do fifteen sets for your back workout, it may take 4-5 days to fully recover. Too much volume too often can lead to overtraining and poor recovery which will negate your progress.

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