When setting up a suitable workout routine, I often stumble upon routines that feature two or more exercises per training day for Quads and Hamstrings (e.g. Squats and Bulgarian Split Squats or Romanian Deadlifts and Leg Curls, respectively). Compared to upper body work that seems like a lot more volume.
Simplified, a push day out of such a workout routine (that makes me wonder and therefore ask this question) might look like this:
- Back Squat
- Bulgarian Split Squat
- Calf Raise
- Bench Press
- Overhead Press
- Lateral Raise
- Biceps Curl
As far as I see, this would result in a lot higher volume for the Legs (in this case Quads) than for Chest or Shoulders. This sort of routine would be placed in a Push Pull workout for people with about 1 year of training experience.
So what is the reasoning behind that? Is it because the Quads are bigger muscles then Chest or Shoulders? Will one training with the mentioned above routine see greater muscle growth than one only training Squats on Push Day 1 and then Bulgarian Split Squat on Day 2 for example?
To clarify, the overall goal is muscle gain and therefore hyperthrophy in the most efficient way, yet in a recoverable manner.