Training routine for bodybuilding

So you want to do a bodybuilding show huh? Maybe you just want to look like a bodybuilder or fitness model. Either way, you need the right training routine for bodybuilding.

What’s my favorite training split to get ready for a bodybuilding contest?

Well there’s a few, here they are, plain and simply.

1) You can use the typical bodybuilding workout where you train one bodypart per day. So that would look like this

Monday-Chest workout

Tuesday-Back workout

Wednesday-Off

Thursday-Shoulder workout

Friday-Arm workout

Saturday-Leg Workout

Sunday-Off

2) You can use a higher volume bodybuilding training routine where you emphasize one bodypart that you want to develop

Monday-Chest/back

Tuesday-Off

Wednesday-Shoulder/Legs

Thursday-Off

Friday-Arms

Saturday-Chest and back training

Sunday

This assumes that you are trying to provide more volume to your chest and back.

What other types of training routines for bodybuilding can you use?

-You can do three workouts while you try to fit in your cardio workout. That would look like this

Monday-Shoulders/back

Tuesday-Off

Wednesday-Chest/triceps

Thursday-Off

Friday-Legs

Saturday-Back/biceps

Sunday-Off

This is a great training routine when you are pressed for time getting ready with all your cardio. I might even drop legs off, you’re doing a ton of cardio.

So there’s three different type of training routines for bodybuilding shows, give them a try.

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  1. Rex
    6 years ago

    Jimmy, I remember reading an article you wrote in Natural bodybuilding and fitness discussing the different training frequencies. Do you still think training upper and lower power days followed by a day off or two and then more of a volume/body part split routine for the rest of the week is optimal for muscle growth (ala Layne Norton)?

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