Why is there never a free bench on Mondays? That’s right— it’s Chest Monday. Most lifters in the world train using a method called “the bro-split”. This way of training has the individual focus on a single muscle group per session, with daily workouts: and this is where Chest Monday comes from. The bro-split received its’ popularity during the golden era of bodybuilding, with greats such as Schwarzenegger promoting it through books and magazines. This approach is not suited for everyone, and there are multiple reasons as to why you may need a different alternative if you want to keep progressing. Enter full body training. The method is as it sounds: its’ workout sessions are composed of full body exercise rather than selecting and isolating only one muscle group. Why would this be better than concentrating on a single muscle group? Here is why training full-body is better than any split:
“The Russian Lion”— as they called him—was a strongman and a wrestler during the traditional phase of the former sport. He was born in the year of 1877, in what was then part of the Russian Empire and of Estonia today. His nickname was ideal as his physique and sheer frame size would be intimidating even for the bodybuilders of today. While his parents were ordinary in terms of strength and size, Hackenschmidt claimed that his maternal grandfather was not. Supposedly, he was a massive, strong man. The United States President Theodore Roosevelt found him so impressive that he once said, “If I wasn’t president of the United States, I would like to be George Hackenschmidt.”.
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