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1 workout a day vs several a day benefits

Healthy Living | Last Active: Sep 30, 2020 | Replies (22)

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@amandaburnett

Hi @fitnessask, I'd like to also welcome you to Mayo Clinic Connect. I see you are looking to weigh the pros and cons of a full body workout versus a split routine workout, where you focus on one muscle group at a time… like Leg Day!

I would like to invite @contentandwell @ske22 @pfbacon @georger @goldenrascal @ayeshasharma and @aliali to this conversation. Between them they have a variety of fitness levels and experiences and may have some tips to offer.

I also found a blog and a website that does a nice job comparing the two types of routines.
https://truebody.fitness/full-body-workouts-or-split-routines/
https://centr.com/blog/show/7790/all-body-workout-vs-body-part-split
Are you currently working out? If so, what is your current routine? If not, what is your motivation to start working out? I always love to hear what inspires people to stay fit.

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@fitnessask I think the links that @amandaburnett provided are excellent. Frankly, I never heard of "split workouts". I, under regular circumstances, go to my health club about 6 days a week, sometimes 7. I generally do the gym 3 of those days and do a full body workout. The links provided by Amanda seem to indicate that it is the preferred way, but there is a lot of personal preference there also. I find it easier to get it all done at once.
Is there a reason you prefer to split your workout? Is that so you can be more intense for each body area?
JK