Why We Don’t Train Full Body Everyday

Doing a full body workout every day is generally not recommended for several reasons:

Overtraining: Your muscles need time to recover and grow. Working out the same muscles every day can lead to overtraining, which can result in fatigue, decreased performance, and even injury.

Inadequate Recovery: Muscles require 48-72 hours to recover fully after a strenuous workout. Daily full body workouts don’t provide enough time for your muscles to repair and grow.

Imbalanced Training: Focusing on the same muscle groups every day can lead to muscle imbalances, where some muscles become overdeveloped while others are neglected.

Plateauing: Without proper variation and rest, your progress may plateau, and you might not see the gains you expect.

Risk of Injury: Overuse injuries and strain on joints and ligaments can occur when working out intensely every day. It’s generally more effective and safer to follow a workout routine that includes rest days and targets different muscle groups on different days to allow for adequate recovery and balanced training.

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Why We Utilize Muscle Group Training Splits

Targeted Muscle Growth: Muscle group splits allow you to focus on specific muscle groups during each workout session. This can help you emphasize the development of particular muscles that you want to prioritize.

Recovery Time: By giving each muscle group a dedicated day of rest between workouts, you provide them with more time to recover and repair. This can reduce the risk of overtraining and injury.

Variation and Avoiding Plateaus: Switching between muscle groups on different days can provide variety in your workouts and help prevent plateaus in strength and muscle gains. The body adapts to stress, and changing your routine can stimulate further progress. We have been open for 3 years and have never repeated a workout!

Customization: Muscle group splits can be tailored to your individual goals and weaknesses. If you have a lagging body part, you can increase its frequency or intensity within your routine.

Time Efficiency: Since each workout session is focused on a specific muscle group, you can target it with greater intensity and volume, which may lead to more efficient and effective workouts in less time.

Strength and Power Development: Split routines can be used for both hypertrophy (muscle growth) and strength development, making them versatile for various fitness goals.

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