When you read various websites and books, it seems like the general consensus is that spilt routines are for more advanced lifters, for bodybuilders, or for those on steroids. That for people looking to get into shape and transform their bodies, full body or an upper/lower splits are the best way to go. But when you read anecdotal evidence such as the transformation spotlights here or on BB.com, it seems like most of the transformations you read about, the majority have been successful with split routines. John here has mostly employed split routines I think and we are all aware of his successes. Personally, I've never done a split routine. Mostly because if I miss a workout, I'd like to be able to get back into the gym and see that every muscle gets worked as opposed to missing a workout for this reason or that and my "chest" or whatever goes 10 days without getting hit. But, am I on to something here? Have others noticed this as well?