[quote author="Flow" date="1173824821"]
…in a nutshell: whole body workouts help train more aspects of every musclegroup at higher intensities…
This can't be true. Training volumes must be reduced, because there isn't time to do multiple sets of multiple exercises for each muscle group in one workout. Intensity must also be reduced because there is absolutely no way anyone can train every body part at maximum intensity in a single workout. The CNS would fry after a few workouts, and you would stall or regress.
And as I said, the proof is in the pudding. There are virtually no bodybuilders, powerlifters, or Oly lifters who follow this method of training the entire body in one workout. If it worked better, they would all do it. I think the primary reason athletes resort to this scheme is due to time restrictions. If you can only hit the gym two or three times a week, you may have no choice and must make compromise…but there is no reason to fool yourself into thinking that's it's actually a better way to train for strength.
when you develop a 700+ squatter who is 18yrs old at a bw 168, then speak – otherwise be more open minded. the proof is in the pudding with myself and the other major unviersities who follow a similar setup.