Push, pull and legs is a very simple, yet effective training split for anyone, ranging from those picking up their first barbell to hardened gym veterans. Push workouts include chest, shoulders and triceps. Pull workouts take care of back and biceps. While leg workouts cover quads, hamstrings and calves.The reason it works so well is that it places more emphasis on multi-joint compound exercises than on isolation-based exercises.
Lying side hip raise. An isolation push exercise that works many muscles! Muscles worked: Internal and External Obliques, Gluteus Medius, Gluteus Minimus, Tensor Fasciae Latae, Quadratus Lumborum, Psoas Major, Iliocastalis Lumborum, Iliocastalis Thoracis, Adductor Magnus, Adductor Brevis, Adductor Longus, Pectineus, Gracilis, Gluteus Maximus, Lateral Deltoid, Supraspinatus, Middle and Lower Trapezii, and Serratus Anterior. See website for benefits of this exercise.
Training wise, I've tried it all: powerlifting style, Olympic style, and of course, bodybuilding style.All of them worked, for awhile, but the one that I keep coming back to, the one that never fails me, is one of the most basic – in bodybuilding terms – routines of all. It's the push-pull system.In short, it's training those muscles involved in pushing in one session and training the ones involved in pulling in another. There are a couple of distinct advantages to this type of program:
No two people work out exactly the same. Whether it's choice and sequence of exercises, how many sets to complete of each move, how heavy to go and reps completed, length of rest periods, or advanced training techniques and finishing moves, each lifter has his or her own workout DNA.. So rather than present you with 9.5 million ways to train your delts—which would make this article slightly time-consuming to read—I've whittled it down to seven really great ones, each with a unique training…