Eat Train Prosper

Pros & Cons of the PPL Split | ETP#131

October 10, 2023 Aaron Straker | Bryan Boorstein
Eat Train Prosper
Pros & Cons of the PPL Split | ETP#131
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Push Pull Legs, more commonly referred to as PPL is a popular training split that divides the body into thirds and is repeated twice per rotation. This particular training split has a lot of upsides, but it also has some downsides that present some interesting wrinkles when designing a PPL cycle. Bryan’s upcoming training cycle will be PPL based, so in today’s episode we present our PRO’s and CON’s of the PPL.

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