I heard from a friend that the fastest way to gain muscle mass is to lift 3-4 times a day, 4-5 times a week. I'm no expert in this, I just started lifting weights regularly a few months ago. So, before he told me about lifting weights that intensively I always thought I should rest at least a day after lifting to give the muscle time to repair and grow. So before I agree with my buddy on that one, I wanna know if you agree with him ?
That would be a very bad idea. Lifting the weights does not increase muscle size. The actual resting and eating part does. The only objective you have with lifting weights is to tear down the fibers.. a spark..not murder. If you lifted weights 3-4 times a day and 5 times a week, your muscles would be overtrained and actually atrophy instead.
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Its about understanding how to do it, not just doing it like an idiot.
Stop listening to your friend. That sounds like a recipe for seriously injuring yourself, on top of overtraining.
"The only easy day was yesterday."
dont listen to your buddy, what you think is right, muscles need time to repair, 1-2 days in most cases, 3-4 if you really beat em up.
2000 or bust
A child does not learn to squat from the top down. In other words, he does not suddenly make a conscious decision one day to squat. Actually, he is squatting one day and make the conscious decision to stand. Squatting precedes standing in the developmental sequence. This is the way a child's brain learns to use the body as the child develops movement patterns. Therefore, a child is probably crawling, rocks back into a squatting position with the back completely relaxed and the hips completely flexed, and stands when he has enough hip strength. This approach makes a lot of sense and can be applied to relearning the deep squat movement if it is lost. -Gray Cook
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Training 3 or 4 times per day is silly and will likely lead to injury.
High frequency training has been done succesfully, however. Check out this article: http://www.t-nation.com/readTopic.do...dra?id=1324625
I believe he also wrote an article about training twice per day which, apparently, worked very well for some people.
IMO, though, I would start with a simple 3 day / week routine.