Split weight training

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Split weight training is a type of exercise workout. It involves separate exercises for each group of muscles.


Firstly, the push muscles consisting of the chest, shoulder, and triceps. Example exercises are the barbell bench press, incline barbell press, barbell shoulder press, dip, and triceps push down. Separately, the exercises for pull muscles (back, biceps, abdominal, calves and legs) are pull ups, sit-ups, barbell curls and standing calf raises. The two sets are performed on separate days.

Larger muscles are trained before smaller muscles to prevent depleting energy reserves before completing the workout.


Advantages of split weight training include:[1]

  • Less time spent
  • Less possibility of over-training
  • Higher levels of health
  • Increased energy levels
  • Increased strength


  1. ^ "The Split Training Guide - Why, How and When to Workout". Get Fit Body. 2014-05-29. Retrieved 2017-05-09.

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