MOVE WELL: The Latest Training Research
Does “chest and tri’s, back and bi’s, leg day and shoulder day” sound like your lifting schedule? If you’re a traditional bodypart training split athlete who isn’t so concerned with getting huge anymore and wants to maximize fat loss, consider switching over to full-body workouts. A 2016 study from New Zealand found that male rugby players following a full-body program experienced more fat loss than those doing a split-bodypart workout. The full-body subjects were also able to maintain muscle mass and strength levels- a huge bonus for a fat-burning-focused program. As for frequency, start with three full-body workouts per week, with one exercise of three or four sets per major muscle group, and either increase volume and/or intensity as you adapt or move up to four days a week.
Burn more fat and maintain muscle with full-body workouts.