First, I would like to start with "everyone can achieve their different goals with a different method!"
OK, I feel better, its like a disclaimer. NOW!
The old split routine would be the "typical" bodybuilding method of training chest and triceps on International Chest Day (Monday for the newbies). Then moving on to back and biceps, etc, etc. Each body part gets their respective day of the week. In this method, you would only work chest (or anything for that matter) once a week.
For a newbie, that is trying to get used to a routine and needs some structure...
This is an article about my situation and why I don't like excuses. An extreme version of no excuses is watching a one-armed man lift atlas stones. So.....compared to that, my story is nothing, but I wanted to tell it anyway.
There are memes all around about, "When someone brings up squats, everyone has a story about how they hurt their knee."
I have dislocated my right knee 4 times and had complete reconstructive knee surgery. I dislocated my left knee twice, and had no medical attention for this. I still squat and I am increasing strength on a regular...