Currently I am assisting in collecting data for a study on movement patterns and coaching at a small fitness facility. The nature of my work does not provide consistent time to train, so I find myself participating in 20 to 30 minute sessions.
They look something like the following:
- Lower Body Push (today was front squat) 3x8
- Upper Body Pull (Bent over dumbbell row) 3x8
- Core (Half Kneeling Stability Lift)3x8
Ideally I would have the time for a complementary half, like
- Upper Body Push
- Lower Body Pull
But I typically run out of time, and suspect to catch the second half later.
What are the benefits to shorter bouts like this? What about cons? Time between sessions is going to look something like 2 to 3 hours.
Should I be emphasizing strength or hypertrophy with splits like this?
Any knowledge is appreciated, if there's any research, please point me in the right direction. Thanks!