Just wondering if you personally feel that you have worked your muscles hard enough once or twice a week? Personnaly i feel 3-5 days rest for any muscle group for me is enough rest or i feel i lose my gains, am i alone on this thought?
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loose your gains in 3 -5 days your kiddin' me right?
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However, if you work your muscles twice a week, they get twice as many growth cycles per year as opposed to working them only once.
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And if you work the same muscles once every 4 days instead of every 8 days, you get "twice as many growth cycles per year."Originally Posted by BG5150
Is it true that if you feel that you must workout the same muscles more than once a week, it's best that they are small isolated muscle groups that recover quickly?... such as calfs, forearms, parts of the shoulders, etc.?
Also...if you train chest and triceps on different days, you're hitting both twice a week (1 day primary/1 day secondary). Or atleast the triceps anyway..
Last edited by clockwork24; 05-16-2006 at 10:00 PM.
ok..... just saying
The point is that a muscle might recover fully or enough to be worked again in a day or two or three, and so imposing an irrelevant external time constraint of a week may be sub-optimal.Originally Posted by clockwork24
A weekly schedule may be convenient because of the regular work pattern of our everyday lives, but this is typically a restriction on when you can exercise, not what you can exercise.
Ok.. thanks for explaining. I am still assuming, however, that studies may help determine a timeframe for muscle recovery for the non-steriod bodybuilder.
if your legs are fully healed from squats 3 days later, you need to put some more weight on that bar