Calorie Counter

You are currently viewing the message boards in:

Split or full body?

Milax19Milax19 Posts: 3Member Member Posts: 3Member Member
My goal is to lose 20 pounds. I want to be “toned”. Mfp gave me a daily caloric defecit of 1430cals to lose weight. Atm I’m doing 3 full body weight training sessions per week. On top of that I go kickboxing twice a week. When I do full body weight training I find it it takes me more than 1hr and 30 min to complete the sessions.

I’m thinking to do a split workouts. Maybe 4 times per week.
edited November 5

Replies

  • mmapagsmmapags Posts: 8,213Member Member Posts: 8,213Member Member
    It won't impact weight loss one way or the other. That comes down to diet and calories deficit. The rest is preference. I prefer an upper/ lower split because I find recovery from full body sessions to be a little harder. But I'm 68.
  • ElizabethKalmbachElizabethKalmbach Posts: 1,118Member Member Posts: 1,118Member Member
    I tend to pick whichever works with my schedule easiest to ensure that I remain compliant - mostly because I'm not a professional body builder or a model, so I have other things that have to come first.

    If I don't *continue* to work out over the course of my life, I will not remain toned. It is most important to me that I do things in such a way that I can continue to keep up with them indefinitely, so that my hard earned results also stick around.
  • nighthawk584nighthawk584 Posts: 1,119Member Member Posts: 1,119Member Member
    I used to do split 20 years ago in my 30s but I've been doing full body this go around alternating days with cardio. 3 & 3...max I spend is 30-45 min. that's enough for me..
    edited November 5
  • CherimooseCherimoose Posts: 5,016Member Member Posts: 5,016Member Member
    Milax19 wrote: »
    When I do full body weight training I find it it takes me more than 1hr and 30 min to complete the sessions.

    You're probably doing the wrong exercises or too many sets. For your goals, you don't need more than 3 sets per muscle group 3 times per week. For efficiency, do only compound exercises (google that term if it's new to you). Shouldn't take you more than 45 minutes. :+1:
  • sijomialsijomial Posts: 15,525Member Member Posts: 15,525Member Member
    Milax19 wrote: »
    When I do full body weight training I find it it takes me more than 1hr and 30 min to complete the sessions.

    Think you need to review your choice of exercises as that's an awful long time.
    Are you predominately doing compound or isolation exercises?
    And why?
    Where did you get your routine from?

    BTW - your goal is 1430 + exercise calories and the rate of weight loss you selected in your goal set up has a huge bearing on the goal you end up with.
  • riffraff2112riffraff2112 Posts: 1,519Member Member Posts: 1,519Member Member
    I prefer splits, been working out for about 20 yrs. When I did full body, mostly as a beginner, I did enjoy it but did find it took longer than I preferred. My splits are basically chest, back, shoulder, legs and abs. I usually work two of the five splits listed per workout.
  • tsazanitsazani Posts: 604Member Member Posts: 604Member Member
    I do split routine. My workouts are 40 min.

    M&R: 15 min legs & abs. 10 min yoga. 10 min swim

    T&F: 15 min super body. 10 min treadmill. 10 min yoga.

    W&S: 60 min tennis.
  • 84creative84creative Posts: 97Member Member Posts: 97Member Member
    I do...

    Monday: chest, triceps, side delts
    Tuesday: back, biceps
    Wednesday: legs
    Thursday: chest, triceps, side delts
    Friday: back, biceps, rear delts

    4 sets per muscle group on these days. My workouts usually last around 25-30 minutes.
    edited November 9
  • ChieflrgChieflrg Posts: 8,001Member Member Posts: 8,001Member Member
    Milax19 wrote: »
    My goal is to lose 20 pounds. I want to be “toned”. Mfp gave me a daily caloric defecit of 1430cals to lose weight. Atm I’m doing 3 full body weight training sessions per week. On top of that I go kickboxing twice a week. When I do full body weight training I find it it takes me more than 1hr and 30 min to complete the sessions.

    I’m thinking to do a split workouts. Maybe 4 times per week.

    Which ever you will adhere to is best choice.

    Most people I train with a year or less ecperience can do three full body sessions averaging an hour each session. Perhaps your volume/template is inappropriate for you goals.
  • firef1y72firef1y72 Posts: 1,508Member Member Posts: 1,508Member Member
    I used to do full body, around 1hr 3xweek.

    I now split into 3 workouts a week.
    Mon : shoulders/arms
    Tue : chest/back
    Thur : legs.

    I always start with the big compound lifts and then move on to other isolation exercises designed to help me reach particular goals (I'm off season for running now, so doing a lot of leg work, plus doing work designed to lead to.finally managing pull ups)
  • DancingMoosieDancingMoosie Posts: 4,513Member Member Posts: 4,513Member Member
    I do full body and it takes me about 30-35 min. When I have more time, I might take longer rests, or do more exercises and go for about an hour. How many exercises are you doing in that time?
  • cupcakesandproteinshakescupcakesandproteinshakes Posts: 259Member Member Posts: 259Member Member
    I do a 5 day split: lower, upper, legs, push, pull. It’s a better way for me to get the volume I need as an intermediate. Plus each workout take less than an hour.
Sign In or Register to comment.