This 3 day split workout is an excellent choice for intermediate lifters wanting to gain muscle and gain strength. The workout has three lifting days a week: a push workout, a pull workout, and a legs workout. This workout plan relies heavily on big compound lifts for maximum workout efficiency. The pull workout hits lats, biceps, and traps, the push workout hits chest, triceps, and shoulders, and the third workout is all legs. This workout plan is also appropriate for advanced lifters as well. If you cannot yet do 3 pullups with good form then this workout is not optimal for you and you should do the Beginning Gym Workout . If you can do 8 pullups with good form then you should consider moving on to the Advanced Gym Workout or the Advanced Extreme Gym Workout .
The thrill of doing something new mixed with a real sense of accomplishment has given me an exercise high that I have not felt in a very long time. Instead of being terrified of a barbell, I now give my trainer grief when we aren't lifting. Through this process, I have come face to face with my physicality in a way that has never happened. There's also a real sense of pride from seeing more weight being racked up on the bar and learning what my body is capable of handling. But more than anything, the inner confidence that I have built from this latest step in my fitness journey has helped me in all facets of my life and continues to surprise me on an almost daily basis.