Joe Delaney’s Ibiza Shreds program is a 6 day upper/lower split workout routine focused on bodybuilding and hypertrophy. It runs for 3 blocks spread across 10 weeks, each week comprised of two upper body training days, two lower body training days, and two isolation exercise + abs training days. [Read more…]
Best Bodybuilding Routines
- PHAT Workout Program
- Joe Delaney 6 Day Upper/Lower Split (Ibiza Shreds)
- PHUL Powerbuilding Program
- Frank Zane Workout Routine
- Joe Delaney 5 Day Full Body Split
- Intermediate Bodybuilder Routine by Ripped Body
- Metallicadpa 6 Day PPL (aka Reddit PPL)
- Mike Israetel Hypertrophy Program
- 5/3/1 BBB for Bodybuilding
- Arnold Schwarzenegger Golden Six Routine
Recommended Reading: The New Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding by Arnold Schwarzenegger (2012) (Amazon)
About Bodybuilding Workouts
A bodybuilding program is designed to induce hypertrophy in the athlete's muscle, stimulating muscular growth. This is often done by exercising each body part approximately twice per week in a "splits" that target certain groups of muscle per training session.
Except in the case of the big 3 compound movements, bodybuilding routines rarely focus on working off of a percentage of a lifter's one rep max because they include so many accessory movements where a 1RM isn't always helpful. Instead, the number of sets, amount of rest in between sets, and rep ranges are often manipulated to induce hypertrophy. Of course, the weight lifted helps achieve this goal too.
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Joe Delaney’s 5 day full body split is a bodybuilding workout routine focused on aesthetic goals and having fun in the gym. This workout was birthed from Joey D’s personal training experience with different workout splits and represents how he has been training as of January 2020. [Read more…]
This is a 5 day body part split focused on hypertrophy, not strength or powerlifting. It uses the principle of maximum adaptive volume (MAV) to help guide the number of sets each muscle group performs in a training week. This makes it somewhat similar to the hypertrophy workout program based on Mike Israetel’s training volume landmarks article. [Read more…]
Frank Zane’s workout routine is a 3 day body part split focused on muscular hypertrophy. This bodybuilding program uses high volume training sessions to break down muscle fibers and force a growth response. It is best suited for intermediate to advanced level bodybuilders. [Read more…]
Dexter Jackson’s workout routine is a four day body part split focused on developing maximum muscular hypertrophy. It uses 3 to 4 sets per exercise, often increasing the weight for each set. The routine programs anywhere from 5 to 8 different exercise movements per training session. [Read more…]
Dorian Yates’ 1987 to 1992 workout routine is an advanced bodybuilder routine that he followed during the middle of his competitive bodybuilding career. [Read more…]
Arnold Schwarzenegger’s workout routine known as “Golden Six” is a 3 day beginner bodybuilding routine that can be run indefinitely. It was used in the early days of Schwarzenegger’s training before he started higher volume training programs. [Read more…]