[quote=“TropicalJoel”]Hey guys I was just wondering your opinion on this…What do you think is better for pitching…working on 2 specific muscles each day you workout or working on every muscle each day you work out…
So for example…which would be better: doing legs and shoulders one day, back and bi’s one day, and tri’s and chest one day…
Or doing one or two exercises from each muscle in one day. You would be doing the same exercises each week but i was just wondering which would be better…any help would be great[/quote]
For the most effective workout, I wouldn’t recommend either of those.
First off when you say one or two exercises from each muscle, I am assuming that you are suggesting isolation. This does little for your athletic performance as you never use “just one muscle” and really it doesn’t improve strength even close to what many exercises can do for you.
The groups split is ok, but I’m not a fan of it really. I don’t think, especially a ballplayer needs to devote a full workout to just chest and tri’s. And working opposite muscles in the same workout is most effective for an athlete.
The group split is really a body building routine. This is because body builders will do many reps of iolsation and specific work as they are interested in physique. Per pound of body weight, a bodybuilder is generally not that strong compared to an athlete.
Personally I would recommend an upper body, lower body split for athletes.
Athletic gains will come mostly from compound movements (squats, deadlifts, pullups, lunges, rows, presses). And these only need to be supplemented by other lifts. If you go hard at these, they only need a few supplemental (generally still compound) lifts to finish off a great workout.