Workout Routines

Rate My Workout: A Better Split Routine

Aaron B. sent us his workout split and said he’s burned out. Here’s what we advised.

Rate My Workout: A Better Split Routine

Aaron's Old Split

Days/Exercise

Monday: Squat and legs

Tuesday: Bench press, chest, and back

Thursday: Deadlift, traps, and core

Friday: Overhead press, shoulders, and arms

M&F Rating: B

SEE ALSO: Arnold Schwarzenegger's Double-Split Workout >>

Our Advice

You’re packing a lot of heavy lifts into one week, and that’s not giving you much recovery time. Try training only three days per week, and have the fourth workout spill into the following week. Your numbers won’t progress quite as fast, but your joints will feel better.

21 Day Shred

Aaron's New Split

Days/Exercise

Monday: Squat and legs

Wednesday: Bench press, chest, and back

Friday: Deadlift, traps, and core 

Monday: Overhead press, shoulders, and arms

QUICK TIP: The older and stronger you get, the more often you must change your lifts to avoid injury and burnout. 

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