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    Mucle 2x a week?

    Anyone ever train the same muscle or group of muscles twice a week, with one heavy (90% of max) and one light (60-70%) i.e. chest on Monday and Thursday......did you find there was enough recovery?

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    That's fine. Look at BGB. You hit muscles twice a week...once directly and once indirectly. Very nice program.

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    smaller muscles i can.
    like i do with bench - works the chest, tris and shoulders
    i rest them about 3 days then do tris and shoulders to isolate them.
    im unable to work my chest, and legs twice a week, though i have tried doing squats one day then rest 3 days then do deadlifts, still didnt quite feel 100%

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    There are plenty of full-body routines that have you working out the same muscles three times a week.
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    I do I just allow 36hrs of rest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RicksTJR View Post
    I do I just allow 36hrs of rest.
    Why not 35? Or 37?
    "The only easy day was yesterday."

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    Quote Originally Posted by sCaRz*Of*PaiN View Post
    Why not 35? Or 37?
    Have you not done your research? Everyone knows that at 35 hrs DOMS inhibit you to lift and at 37 hrs you have entered a catabolic state.

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    Gahh! Of course!
    "The only easy day was yesterday."

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    For leg work is it too much to do?
    Day 1:dead
    Day 2:squat,GM
    Day 3: front sqaut, calf raises

    I don't actually lift 3 days in a week. I lift about every 2-3 days because thats how much rest i need
    Last edited by North; 03-01-2007 at 12:14 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by North View Post
    For leg work is it too much to do?
    Day 1:dead
    Day 2:squat,GM
    Day 3: front sqaut, calf raises

    I don't actually lift 3 days in a week. I lift about every 2-3 days because thats how much rest i need
    Eh... I think we'd need a little more structured routine to judge. What you posted doesn't give us enough to make a judgement.

    I've been squatting three time a week here recently by the way. Starr's 5x5.

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    I've been doin Starr's 5x5 as well and I love squatting three times a week...
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    I'm so trashed after maximum effort leg day that I need a full two days off to even think about stepping back in the gym. I'm old.
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    I'm doing WBB1 right now, but I do legs on day 3 instead of day 2 so that I can do some squatting on day 1 and still rest for 3 days. Just something I do and like.

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    ^^

    Whatever works.
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    I said 36 bc it allows a day and a half.

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    You missed the point.
    "The only easy day was yesterday."

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    I train every muscle 3x a week - no issues here.

    If you opt for more frequency of training, you have to alter the approach. You can't go in and DESTROY every muscle - you will be in the gym forever and you will quickly overtrain.

    I hit every muscle 3x a week with different exercises - give them enough stimulus to grow and leave it at that,.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RicksTJR View Post
    I said 36 bc it allows a day and a half.
    your muscles cant tell the time, the point is there is no set rest period for anyone to go by.
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    I agree with McVein

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    It takes some muscles 10 days or more to "fully" recover. And I'm sure you don't want to gauge your workouts by that length of time.
    "The only easy day was yesterday."

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    I do an upper/lower split twice a week, so I'm hitting everything twice a week. It works for me.

    Of course, I don't have "light" days, so your mileage may vary. :evillaugh

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    Quote Originally Posted by McVein View Post
    your muscles cant tell the time, the point is there is no set rest period for anyone to go by.
    He didn't tell the OP to rest for 36 hours. He told the OP how much rest HE takes. As you all have been pointing out it is different for everone. Why are you coming down on him for sharing how he goes about his weight training? That's what this forum is for right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sCaRz*Of*PaiN View Post
    It takes some muscles 10 days or more to "fully" recover. And I'm sure you don't want to gauge your workouts by that length of time.
    Alot of people conduct their workouts based of length of time intervals, although they are usually expressed in terms of days not hours. The Bill Starr 5x5 routine spells out that you should work Mon-Wed-Fri. Are the 48 hours between workouts not considered a measument of time?
    Last edited by Levantar; 03-03-2007 at 10:27 AM.

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    You don't need to inform me. I am well aware of that. But my sarcasm has gone unnoticed, so let's move on.
    "The only easy day was yesterday."

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    I go with a full body routine three times per week.
    Day 1:
    Deads, Bench, abs

    Day 2:
    Hang snatch, millitary press, rows

    Day 3:
    Squats, Pullups, cable rows to neck

    I leave a day or two between workouts, sometimes longer. So far it's been working well

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    Quote Originally Posted by sCaRz*Of*PaiN View Post
    You don't need to inform me. I am well aware of that. But my sarcasm has gone unnoticed, so let's move on.
    Moving on......

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