How long should I rest my arms after totally blasting them? I am going for gaining size, not necessarily strength.... is two days enough?
IMO no. If you totally blast them that means going to failure and beyond then you need time to rebuild. I would say rest at least 4-5 days. No real proof to back up those numbers but common sense.
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Age 23 Height 5'10 weight 210 2 years complete of serious lifting.
At 5'10" last Jan/02 I was 280 Lbs with a 44 waist.
Now as of Dec/02 I am 210 with a 34-36 waist. A year complete 70 pounds lost now lets get big .
Goal Deadlift 500 by summer now..
02/10/03 405X3 425X1
03/10/03 455X3 "rack pull" 500X1 "rack pull MISS"
03/17/03 405X6, "Rack Pulls 505X3, 525X1.... 555X1 Miss"
04/14/03 465X1 verry difficult
05/12/03 475X1 Easy!!! 500X1 Miss"real close"
06/16/03 Rack pulls 555X2, 600Xmiss
07/14/03 500X1 GOAL ACHIEVED!!!!
10/06/03 500X4 555X1 Miss
11/10/03 Rack pull 500X7
GOAL for 2004 get back to a low fat% and keep it 8 -10% would be great.
06/29 rack pull 700X3
07/6/04 600x1 at 216
09/6/04 600X1 at 208 Rack pull 720X3
NEW GOAL BENCH 400 BY FEB 2005 "not sure about this one"
it's not blasting arms which make them grow but progressively lift heavier weight in good form with a reasonable rep range (6-20 reps)
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Muscles often require 2-3 days for the resting and rebuilding process before you work them again. The resting/rebuilding period may go up for very intense sessions with heavy weights or due to a number of other factors including genetics. The amount of recovery time needed may vary between 1 and 7 days depending on body part, type of training, and the individual. You might want to try resting the muscle group an extra day before working it again, and see if it offers any benefit for you. You can find some good splits at http://www.exrx.net/Lists/WorkoutMenu.html
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Last edited by aka23; 03-12-2003 at 03:17 PM.
See you how feel. If you feel crappy, rest. If you feel you're good to go, do it. Listen toi your body.
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