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There are several ways to exercise. Bodybuilding, Powerlifting, Strongman, Crossfit, and Calisthenics are just some examples. In terms of lifting weights at a standard commercial gym (Gold’s Gym, Retro Fitness, 24 Hour Fitness, etc.), a popular exercise split (workout routine) is a bodybuilding style split. In a bodybuilding split, you train 5-6 days a week, working a single body part per day. So you would have a Back day, a Chest day, an Arms day, a Shoulder day, and not as commonly, a Leg day. This method works well for very experienced lifters, or for those that are competing in bodybuilding. More experienced lifters need a lot more volume per muscle group than beginners, to break down muscle fibers to promote muscle growth. But is this training style the right fit for everybody? It isn’t. Especially for beginner to intermediate lifters, that much volume is not only not required, but it also can be detrimental to muscle gain as those workouts are harder to recover from. What works well for beginner to intermediate lifters? Full Body Workouts. Full body workouts are excellent for a variety of people, at various stages of fitness.