I think it (obviously) matters a lot what they're training for. I think 4 is a generally good number for the average hobby lifter, i.e. someone who isn't training for bodybuilding or powerlifting competitions
Deadlift 1x5 @ 408 Squat Max @ 370
CG Bench 1x7 @ 225 Power Clean Max @ 235
W Chinups 3x10 @ +50 Dips 1x5 @ +115
Height - 6'3 Weight - 194lbs Age - 21
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Personally, I like 3-4 days for strength training and every other day for bb/hypertrophy work, with the occasional two days off when needed.
For me it's anywhere from 2 to 4 depending on if I'm going balls out and/or what I'm actually doing, so I split the difference and put 3
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Depends on a number of factors. Goals and training age being the most relevant in my opinion. I currently train 4 days a week but have had my best results training 3 days a week.
6'2 - 105kg (231lb) - 14%bf
B: 137.5kg (303lb)
S: 172.5kg (380lb)
D: 227.5kg (502lb)
im a fan of 3
H: 5'7" W:185
Goals: 495 -315 -585
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Looks like we have a close race between 3 and 4 days a week. No suprise, those should be the top choices as far as I'm concerned.
Strength wise i seem to make the best gains with 3 days of weight training.
I prefer 5 or 6.
During the winter months I prefer 4 days a week. Summer months I prefer 3 days because I am much more active and work more hours.