I mostly work out my uper body, and i do it 3 times a week (mon, wed, fri) is that to much for the uper body, should i work out a muscle every week? will i get better results this way?
Yes definately workout each muscle once a week. The reason is the body has a limit as to how much it can take, and to provide the stimulus for muscle growth you need to lift serious weight. And since you are working the muscle so hard it will need at least a week before that muscle will be ready for another pounding.
P.S. Since you might be new to the whole bodybuilding lifestyle you should (if you haven't already) post some questions in the diet and nutrition forum as well
As I Am
Squats work better than supplements.
"You know, if I thought like that, I'd never put more than one plate on the bar for anything, I'd never use bands or chains, I'd never squat to parallel or below, and I'd never let out the slightest grunt when I lift. At some point in your lifting career (assuming you're planning on getting reasonably strong and big), you're going to have to accept that most people think you are some kind of freak." -Sensei
"You're wrong, and I have a completely irrelevant pubmed abstract that may or may not say so." - Belial
I has a blog.
I has a facebook.
MA's Bionic Creation
Ya; you need to workout your wheels too if you aren't already. You'll really regret neglected them later on. You don't want to look out of proportion like half the muscle heads walking around on the beaches. tuttut
Originally posted by Paul Stagg
Lots of factors here. The larger the muscle, the longer it takes to recover. Diet and sleep play a significant role. The relative weight you're moving around and volume, especially the negative phase (what you're doing in your routine). Don't forget age and genetics. The bottom line is, people's recovery ability vary significantly. As a general guide line, don't do major upper body muscles upper more than twice a week, probably better off with once. I would give legs and larger muscles a week, possibly more. And yes work those damn legs.