This video goes over the pros and cons of using an upper/lower body training split versus a full-body training split for powerlifting. In an upper/lower body training split, you do squat and deadlift in the same sessions and bench press in a separate session. In a full-body training split, you do bench press with squat or deadlift in the same session. There are pros and cons to each when it comes to schedule flexibility, training session length, deadlift technique deterioration, deadlift estimated max accuracy, and more which I break down in the video.
My name is Arian Khamesi and I’m a Powerlifting Coach under Squats & Science. In addition, I’m involved in the sport of Powerlifting as an athlete, meet director, referee, scoring manager, committee member, and more. On this channel, I produce videos that are beneficial for Powerlifting athletes, coaches, meet directors, and referees. The videos will be most applicable to those involved in an International Powerlifting Federation (IPF) affiliate, like USA Powerlifting (USAPL). But many of the tips and tricks can also be used for those involved in other Powerlifting federations.