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?
For me it depends on the client, their assessment and where we are in their training. For some clients, their assessment dictates that we do a full body workout each time to enhance ROM, core stability, balance or other issues before progressing. For other clients, their assessment may have shown musculare imbalances that dictate we focus on a specific area, then the next session we’ll focus on the other area. For clients that have trained with me for awhile and I know they’re good at completing their “homework”, we may train upper body one day, lower the next. It just depends on the client, their goals, their assessment, etc. I guess you could say, there is no wrong or right way to train (full body vs. split sessions), it just depends on the client.