If starting out, but trying to bulk fast, should I take days off? I'm completely fine with lifting daily as it's more motivation. Saturday and Sunday off because my fitness center is at school. Do any GOOD KNOWN routines for beginners allow me to do that?
You grow outside of the gym, not in it. Rest is key. If you don't take days off it will limit your gains.
Look at WBB1 on this site. Great routine.
Yea that's what I've been doing.
But I can regrow my muscles while working others. Right?
But you don't want to overload your CNS, and your body can't be repairing everything at once effectively. Overtraining is not good.
Try upper, lower, off, upper, lower, off, off.
Off days are just as important as lifting days
weight 202 - (bf around 14%)
Bench - 286
deadlift - new pr on the 23/12/06 190 kilo (430 pound)
squat - 264 ATF
200 pound at 10% bf by next summer
If you want to stay active try running on your days off.
Channel that enthusiasm elsewhere on your days off. For example, clean eating takes a lot of planning and self-control. Work on your diet on your off days (as well as the training days, of course).
twan, if you want to lift more often, you need to dial down the volume in a big way. Pavel Tsatsouline has the 3-5 system - 3-5 exercises, 3-5 sets each, 3-5 reps each set, 3-5 days per week. Now, I think that is still too much volume if doing five days - IMO, however, if you did 1-2x5 of 5-6 exercises, five days per week, I think you could see a benefit. I have been experimenting w/ it for the last month, and have had success.