Do you give your clients a full body workout each session, or do you split your routines up into upper body one day, lower body another day, or alternate upper and lower body exercises each day while working different muscle groups each session so that by the end of your second day session the entire body has been covered? I’ve heard people mention doing push muscles during one session, then pull muscles during the second day session. Which muscles would be considered push muscles, and which would be considered pull muscles to design a class this way?
Hi Melissa. In my practice, I generally conduct a full-body workout each time I meet with my client (of course there are some exceptions). Because most clients don’t want to, nor can afford, to see me every day (or even to be in the gym everyday for that matter), conducting a full-body workout each time we meet (generally every OTHER day) is preferable to working only one set of muscles and then waiting a couple of days for the next set. Same answer for push-pull or upper-lower.
An example of ‘push’ muscles are the chest muscles, and of ‘pull’ muscles would be your back.
I hope that this helps.