View Full Version : # of workouts a week

05-08-2006, 01:43 AM
I usually workout 5 to 6 days a week. I will do chest, back, hammies/quads, arms, abs and calves, and shoulders all on separate days. Lifting is probably my favorite part of everyday thats why i go 5-6 days a week. I keep reading workouts on here where people only go 3 days a week. Is one more beneficial than the other? please explain

05-08-2006, 04:09 AM
It depends on the person, but if you really aren't an advanced lifter working out 3 or 4 days a week will usually net you better strength and size gains. Your muscles grow when you are resting, so if you are constantly working them they will not have sufficient time to rest and grow.

05-08-2006, 10:28 AM
I workout 4 times a week. If I split it down any further than some of my body parts would run in to each other.... For ex, if I separated Arms as a day instead of doing biceps with chest and tris with chest then there would be a problem; My arms wont be healed in time for the next back workout, or tris wont be healed for the next chest workout.. Kinda complicated the way I wrote it but ya. Other than that, exactly what Lou Pac said.

05-08-2006, 01:33 PM
IF you enjoy being in the gym that much and your seeing gains, then keep doing it.

05-08-2006, 01:42 PM
you went up 7lbs sinch march. have your lifts improve?

05-08-2006, 01:48 PM
I lift 4 days/week. 2 2-day splits. Works for me.

05-09-2006, 02:00 PM
you went up 7lbs sinch march. have your lifts improve?

I haven't maxed at all but I can tell that I am a lot stronger. My max on bench was 215 when I stopped lifting last summer. Now I'm sure it's quite a bit higher than that. On my last set of bench yesterday I did 200 X 5 and didnt need any help.

05-09-2006, 04:05 PM
Usually 3 or 4 training sessions/week. Every once in a while I may do five, but never more than that.