Split Training

Split training is the idea that one day you do one “split” grouping of body parts and the next day you might do another grouping. The idea behind this is that you can alternate between muscle groups, allowing for better recovery. However, to determine if you need to do split training – say upper one day and lower the next, is really dependent on how often you train and your goals. There are times where doing full body workouts every workout might be your best bet. For example, if you can only lift weights three times a week, getting the most bang for your buck might come from doing total body workouts every time they train. However, if you do have more time to train, split training makes a lot of sense. It gives you the chance to train more often (because you like to train) and the muscles that you trained to recover. Obviously, regardless of the type of training we do, we need to make sure we are getting the nutrition we need. This is where protein fits in as one of those key puzzle pieces. It is not going to be the cure all, but it should be a piece of just about every plan.

As with any type of training, sufficient protein intake is key to your post-workout recovery and subsequent strength and hypertrophy gains. Check out Upper Echelon Nutrition Whey Protein Isolate to ensure that you’re getting your post-workout recovery right. Each serving provides 22 grams of some of the highest-quality whey protein out there. The ingredients are all-natural - we only use cocoa powder, Himalayan rock salt, and Stevia for flavoring - resulting in a protein that quite simply tastes amazing. On top of that, each batch of our whey isolate undergoes a strict quality control process that includes independent third party testing to ensure that our protein is exactly what we say it is, free of any harmful substances or contaminants.