Once you have read something online that appears to make sense it can be hard to shake away the intrigue. After all, unless you try it you will always be left wondering ‘what if?’. One of the most problematic things about this mindset is that it often leads people to make some devastating decisions that can affect their fitness progress in the long run. The most common training program like this is the ‘bro split’ which splits up your training days into segments and encourages you to train certain body parts on certain days. Here are the pros and cons…

Pros

If you are a body builder who visits the gym every single day and needs to focus on certain muscles, the bro split can be extremely helpful. After all, you can dedicate a full 45 minutes to your legs without having to watch the clock and since there are dozens of different lifts that work the leg muscles, you are free to add a little variety to your workouts. If you have experience with weight lifting then the bro split could be beneficial to your routine as long as you are dedicated.

Cons

On the other hand, the bro split is extremely  time consuming and often requires 5 out of 7 days a week gym commitment. Of course, not everybody has this amount of time to set aside and if you miss one session then it can throw the entire schedule off par which means that it isn’t very flexible. Due to this, the bro split is not recommended for those who are new to the lifting world.

Sometimes people are so wrapped up in a training regime that it can be hard to break down the barrier and help them understand the mistakes they are making. The Bro Split is one of the most common mistakes that beginner weight lifters will make and we want to spread the right information through our fitness instructor courses. If you’re interested in turning a hobby into a career, get in contact with a member of the Fitness Training Solutions team today!