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Old 03-08-2011, 11:07 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by BendtheBar View Post
Many powerlifters use 4 day split variations (upper lower, Westside, Wendlers, etc.) and I would argue that these programs are just as taxing as fullbody workouts, if not more because of the relative weight being used.
This is what I was trying to get across in my reference to Squat or DL programs. My observations are that most powerlifting/olympic lifting type routines are far more intensive, overall, then the typical BB split. Note, the operative word is typical. I know a number of guys preparing for competitions who use a split but are doing work far more intensive then mine. However, the average person, hitting the gym 4-5 times a week, IMHO, intentionally keeps the intensity levels in what they consider manageable. Thus, do not challenge the CNS sufficiently to need frequent rest days. Even with my most intense efforts, while on a split, I found I could go longer without a rest day then I can on my current full body plan. Then, that is just me.
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But keeping it focused on average lifters who aren't powerlifters or competitive bodybuilders, all things equal a 3 day fullbody workout is generally more taxing than a 4-5 day split.
That is what I was trying to express, just didn't do so as clearly as you have.
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