Can you train legs and arms together?

You wonder if you can train legs and arms together? Do these two muscle groups fit into one training session or should you train them on different days? After reading this article you will know if you can train legs and arms on the same day, what are the advantages and disadvantages and what you should consider.

If you train legs and arms together, the training can take a long time, because legs already make up half of the total muscle mass. Also, you won’t be able to train any muscle group the next day, since the arms are involved in back, chest and shoulders. Training legs and arms on the same day is best if you are doing a full body workout.

Advantages

If you train legs and arms on the same day, you can theoretically save time. Since legs are not involved in biceps and triceps exercises and vice versa, you can train these muscle groups with supersets. It makes the most sense to train legs and arms together when doing a full body workout. However, in this case, in addition to legs, biceps and triceps, you will also train back, chest and shoulders.

Disadvantages

Since the legs make up half of the total muscle mass, they need a correspondingly large training volume. If you do biceps and triceps exercises in addition to leg exercises, the workout may take too long and become ineffective. Also, with this combination you are limited in planning your workout. You won’t be able to train any muscle group the next day, since biceps and triceps are involved in back as well as chest and shoulders.

Conclusion

If you do a full body workout, you can train legs and arms on the same day without any problems. If you combine these muscle groups, you can work with super sets and theoretically save time. However, if you dedicate a single day to legs and arms with more exercises and sets (split training), the training can take too long and become ineffective. Also, you need to take a day off after a leg and arm workout.

Did this article help you plan your workout? Feel free to share your experience in the comments, I look forward to exchanging ideas with you. If you have any other questions about leg and arm training, you can also ask me there, I’ll be happy to help!

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