Push Pull Workout Routine
The ever so famous Push/Pull/Legs split. It’s a great way to add muscle. You ensure that you get a good amount of volume for each muscle group and should be able to hit each day every 4-5 days. aiming for 8-12 reps for 4 sets. If you can do 12 reps on each set, it’s not heavy enough. 10 reps should be the target .Aim for a 2 minute break between sets. If you’re consistent with this workout and with a slight caloric surplus and 1 gram of protein per lb of bodyweight, you’ll have great results.
Here are a few options for the “Pulling” portion or day of your workout. A good way to split up your workout routine is into a Push day, Pull day and Leg day. This is a popular split because you can really focus on compound movements more than one joint moving. Great way to build strength, gain muscle or even lose weight. There are SO many variations you can do on pull day by changing the equipment used, position you’re in or how you grip the equipment.
.Leg day completes my little 3 part series of the Push/Pull/Leg split that I wanted to share. Even if you don’t do this split these are some great fundamental movements that will really strengthen your legs. If you’ve been lifting for awhile you’ll know them all but if you’re new to strength training, give them a shot! As with the other days, the number of exercises, reps and sets will vary depending on your goal and experience. There are many more great leg exercises out there.
When designing your workout plan, you’ve got to know how you’re going to structure it. A good way to begin is to build it based on movements ie. Pushing/Pulling and then adding legs and core. Here are some options for your “Push” day. The number of exercises you do will depend largely on your experience level and your goal. When you think of a Push day, think chest, shoulders and triceps. Check out this workout for a great push day!