3. Splitting up muscle groups
If you’re confused about what exercises to do on what days for what muscles, let me clear things up. First, like I mentioned above, I always suggest beginners start with a full body workout routine, and do it 2-3 times per week. Full body workouts are great because they give you a steep calorie burn, make you feel more energetic, and keep you motivated. You also can manage less days at the gym.
Once you learn more, get a bit fitter and feel more confident about your workout routine, you can increase your sets for each muscle group and split your workout over the course of two days that you do twice per week.
For example, you could split your muscle groups by upper body (back, chest, arms and abs) and lower body (quads, hamstrings, calves and butt). One day you would work your upper body, and the next day you could work your lower body. To make sure you take enough rest between muscle groups, the third day could be cardio. You would then go back to upper body, and so on. You could later move onto training only 2-3 body parts per session which would increase your training days to five days a week, with some cardio included during your sessions as well.
There’s no right way or one-size-fits-all approach to splitting up your muscle groups for a workout. Just plan it all out, try it out for a few weeks, then switch things up. I like to change my splits up every 4-6 weeks to keep my body guessing.