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There is definitely a trend at the moment, among resistance-based workouts, to focus on building and shaping the lower body, particularly the glutes. While a strong posterior has many benefits, including the aesthetic results, the upper body shouldn't be neglected as part of a balanced exercise programme.Having well-defined arms and shoulders is a bonus, but there are many other benefits to building and maintaining a strong upper body other than aesthetics. Here's some of the big ones...
Push, pull and legs is a very simple, yet effective training split for anyone, ranging from those picking up their first barbell to hardened gym veterans. Push workouts include chest, shoulders and triceps. Pull workouts take care of back and biceps. While leg workouts cover quads, hamstrings and calves.The reason it works so well is that it places more emphasis on multi-joint compound exercises than on isolation-based exercises.