A Push/Pull workout plan programmed specifically to build muscle and increase all round strength whilst avoiding over training body parts, ensuring enough time for muscle recovery.
The Push/pull split workout is one of the most popular training plans for optimizing all round balanced gains. They work all the relating muscle groups together in a single workout, meaning that you get the maximum overlap of movements within the same workout, so the muscle groups being exercised get an overall benefit, It also means you will have minimum overlap of movements between workouts, this optimizes your muscle recovery.
Push exercises are movements that move weight away from your body, they concentrate on the pectorals, triceps, front deltoids and quadriceps. For example the bench press would be a push exercise as you are exerting the weight from your chest away from your body. Pull exercises are the opposite, they move weight towards your body. They focus on the lats, trapezius, obliques, hamstrings and biceps. For example a bicep curl would be a pull exercise as you are using your bicep to pull the weight up and towards your body.