# Optimal sequence of workouts during split routines

Assuming Person A, Person B and Person C trains chest and back the same day.

Person A performs 9 sets of chest first then proceeds to 9 sets of back.

Person B performs 9 sets of back first then proceeds to 9 sets of chest.

Person C perform 3 sets of chest, then 3 sets of back then 3 sets of chest and so on.

Further assuming that each of them weigh the same, have similar diet plans, train moderately heavy (8-12 Reps per set), have same goals of gaining equal amount of size on both the muscles and are training for building muscle mass;

Will Person A and Person B be training their second muscle less efficiently due to increased fatigue?

Will Person C be unnecessarily increasing his rest times for a particular muscle?

Which one of them will working out close to optimality for the accomplishment of the above-stated goal?

• Are we considering all sets of a particular muscle group to be the exact same exercise? Mar 13 '18 at 2:29
• Nope. 3 different exercises of 3 sets each. Mar 13 '18 at 3:02