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    How many days rest time?

    Right now i am lifting biceps on tuesday and then having 7 days rest until i lift them again, but im not seeing the results i want so i was wondering if i could lift them twice a week, would a 3-4 day rest be enough? And how many days would be a good rest for chest?

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    Oh, no.

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    maybe you're not eating enough
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    3-4 days before repeating a session should generally be enough, but how much rest and recovery you need will depend on how hard you hit it in the session, what kind of shape you're in, and what you do to help your recovery (watch diet, adequate rest, active recovery, etc). Some muscle groups will probably recover more quickly than others too.
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    You have to learn to listen to your muscles when you are training. Some days you might work them harder than other days so you may need more time to recover. There are many determining factors as Sensei has mentioned above. If you are eating properly and getting enough rest, 2-3 days should be sufficient time for recovery.

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    Your also hitting biceps on back day, so dont forget that too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gator
    Your also hitting biceps on back day, so dont forget that too.

    ... is there a back day?

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    The answer to your question is 'it depends'.

    It depends on rest, your recovery, your entire program, how hard you train, your age, etc, etc, etc.

    A good general rule of thumb: 72 to 96 hours you should be good to go.

    I'd rather you evaluate your routine as a whole, not how often you can train your biceps. If you aren't seeing the results you want, for example, one of the first questions I ask is how your squatting is going.
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    i don't squat..i havent been to the gym cuz the person i usually go with has baseball but now that that is done i should be going back...i usually jus lift in my basement

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