Interesting article over at SuppVersity on a recent study comparing these two training splits. This is particularly interesting to me as I just recently started training full-body three days a week.
Body Composition Changes Favor Volume-Equated FB Workouts in Trained Athletes
I guess that most of you will be training according to a split workout, right? You can do so many great bench press and biceps curl variations on “International Chest + Biceps”-Monday… awesome, right? Ok, enough of the sarcasm and back to the science. In this case, a recent study by scientists from the National Research Institute in Warsaw, the Sports Performance Research Institute New Zealand, the Bond University in Australia and the University of the Sunshine Coast.
Said study was conducted by Crewther et al. and published recently in the Biology of Sport. It examined the effects of two equal-volume resistance-training protocols upon strength, body composition and salivary hormones in male rugby union players.
The scientists used a crossover design, involving 24 male rugby players (mean age 29.8 ± 6.8 years; height 179.5 ± 7.9 cm; body mass 92.9 ± 12.2 kg) with at least 2 years of resistance-training experience (3-4 times per week) who completed a 4-week full-body (FB) and split-body (SB) training protocol of equal volume during the competitive season.
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