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August 17, 2013 5:20 PM
I do six days out of seven. Different muscle groups each following day and focus so no overtraining occurs.

Sometimes seven out of seven if my mojo is strong.
Edited by UCSMiami On August 17, 2013 5:21 PM
August 17, 2013 5:47 PM
QUOTE:

I do six days out of seven. Different muscle groups each following day and focus so no overtraining occurs.

Sometimes seven out of seven if my mojo is strong.



I used to do that but I ran into a problem: the split wound up giving each group too much rest.
August 17, 2013 5:49 PM
it's bad. you need at least one day to rest. i use sunday. but i also do a recovery day on thursday which is basically stretching. if you only do cardio then 7 days a week is fine. but dont lift weights everyday. when i first started working out i hurt my back doing that. doctor said it was from over training.
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August 17, 2013 5:53 PM
I started lifting 6days a week for the month. I'm making sure to get adequate rest, nutrition and fluids. So far so good. I'm very functional. I'm okay with sore. Training everything twice a week. I figure if it's just for the month, I'm good.

Eta: (for what I'm doing) muscle groups rest for 2 whole days before being worked again. So depends on the split. While one group is recovering, you can work another. My rest day will probably still involve some light activity such as that abs I forgot to work today or walking.
Edited by Salvaje26 On August 17, 2013 5:59 PM
August 17, 2013 5:54 PM
I worded incorrectly. 3/1 split= 3 days of Strength- CST, BB, Legs followed by Cardio, then repeat but skip/rest on day number 7 (Sunday)
August 17, 2013 5:58 PM
Monitor your gains. Listen to your body. You will figure out what is right for YOU over time. You can spend a life time sifting through the internet trying to figure out what is best for someone else. Much like everything else everyone has an opinion, their opinions vary, and their opinions are what the believe to be the current absolute truth. You can learn from people more experienced then you, but experience does not always mean they are correct. Like The wise Hodgetwins say "Do what ever the **** you wanna do".
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August 17, 2013 6:31 PM
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I started lifting 6days a week for the month. I'm making sure to get adequate rest, nutrition and fluids. So far so good. I'm very functional. I'm okay with sore. Training everything twice a week. I figure if it's just for the month, I'm good.

Eta: (for what I'm doing) muscle groups rest for 2 whole days before being worked again. So depends on the split. While one group is recovering, you can work another. My rest day will probably still involve some light activity such as that abs I forgot to work today or walking.


Sounds like what I used to do but I learned over time that 3-4 days is way better. In your place I would at least consider doing 3 split workouts with higher reps, and 2 workouts with lower reps, upper/lower split with compound exercises using weight you can only lift 3 times (3rm).

Every 3-4 days is really more ideal than every two days. Trust me, if you alternate 8-12rm with 3rm, you are going to be freaking sore.
August 17, 2013 6:41 PM
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Sounds like what I used to do but I learned over time that 3-4 days is way better. In your place I would at least consider doing 3 split workouts with higher reps, and 2 workouts with lower reps, upper/lower split with compound exercises using weight you can only lift 3 times (3rm).

Every 3-4 days is really more ideal than every two days. Trust me, if you alternate 8-12rm with 3rm, you are going to be freaking sore.


I hear ya. It's just a 4 week workout plan. I definitely won't continue this way when I'm done. I was considering strong lifts to work on strength again or other similar programs. I'm actually enjoying this right now because it's so simplified and just a lot of volume. I guess I posted because I almost didn't think I could carry on like this, but I can. If at any point it feels like too much, I'll definitely listen to my body and quit. I guess it really depends on what you're doing and how you're maintaining whether or not you can workout daily.
August 17, 2013 11:24 PM
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Sounds like what I used to do but I learned over time that 3-4 days is way better. In your place I would at least consider doing 3 split workouts with higher reps, and 2 workouts with lower reps, upper/lower split with compound exercises using weight you can only lift 3 times (3rm).

Every 3-4 days is really more ideal than every two days. Trust me, if you alternate 8-12rm with 3rm, you are going to be freaking sore.


I hear ya. It's just a 4 week workout plan. I definitely won't continue this way when I'm done. I was considering strong lifts to work on strength again or other similar programs. I'm actually enjoying this right now because it's so simplified and just a lot of volume. I guess I posted because I almost didn't think I could carry on like this, but I can. If at any point it feels like too much, I'll definitely listen to my body and quit. I guess it really depends on what you're doing and how you're maintaining whether or not you can workout daily.


Idk if its relative for guys and girls?

At 25% bf, I was just fine doing what you are doing. I noticed a big change as I closed in on 15% though. I'm also doing leangains, and I've noticed if I make a mistake and cut too hard, it really costs me, and I have to heed Berkhan's advice that a calorie deficit means a recovery deficit. The alternating volume pattern also seems to cost me a whole lot more, but I'm only 2 months into it. I really want to hit the relative strength targets in the next year and a half, so the 3rm days are really important.
Edited by pcastagner On August 17, 2013 11:27 PM
August 17, 2013 11:35 PM
You haven't given enough information to answer this question.

If your only exercise is walking 30 mins, you could do that everyday, indefinitely.

If it's anything other than light cardio, your program needs to be designed to give you enough rest. But, if you are doing more intense exercise, light walking can still be considered rest, so you might get away with exercise everyday, technically.
Even Amish farmers rest on Sundays.
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August 17, 2013 11:41 PM
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You haven't given enough information to answer this question.

If your only exercise is walking 30 mins, you could do that everyday, indefinitely.

If it's anything other than light cardio, your program needs to be designed to give you enough rest. But, if you are doing more intense exercise, light walking can still be considered rest, so you might get away with exercise everyday, technically.
Even Amish farmers rest on Sundays.


You haven't read the whole thread then,

It was answered.
August 17, 2013 11:45 PM
I do weights almost everyday but when I have my "rest day" I run
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August 17, 2013 11:48 PM
I take one rest day a week..on that day I make sure to at least take the dogs for a walk :)
August 18, 2013 1:28 AM
Depends.

On what your routine is.

What your goals are.

What your exercise history is.

Your current level of strength/cardiovascular fitness/flexibility/mobility.

Your age.

Any existing medical conditions/injury history.

For instance: you are an olympic level thrower. You'll be doing an O-Lifting session and a throws session in the same day most likely.

Or: You're training for a marathon. You'll be doing easy runs, tempo work, distance runs, etc. You'll most likely be running in some shape or form everyday.

Or: You're a bodybuilder and beyond beginner stage. You'll most like have gone to a split and be hammering a group to death on one day and moving onto a different group the next. You'll be hitting the gym a lot. Daily.

Or: you're a beginner strength trainer. you'll be on a full body routine hitting everything 3 days a week, with a day off in between. You may want to chuck in some cardio/conditioning or flexibility/mobility work on the in between days depending on your needs/focus. So you may train everyday or you may train only three days a week.

So, it's really going to be a case of what's right for the individual athlete/trainee given their goals and ability. There are no black and white answers. Except this is the internet, so there's going to be a bucket load of them.......
August 18, 2013 2:13 AM
Depends on what you're doing and intensity. As much as some posters like to think it there is no definitive answer it can depend on many factors so just use some common sense and listen to your body.
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August 18, 2013 3:04 AM
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just use some common sense and listen to your body.


Except common sense is only a reliable guide if you already have experience of something. I'm guessing the majority of people who come to these boards and are training with an inappropriate frequency just want to lose some weight and think that "if exercise is good, therefore more must be better, right?" I think such people should not exercise common sense but rely on someone else's who has built good practical experience. That may be a good trainer. A recognised tried-and-tested routine with adequate recovery/mobility built in. Whatever. A noob should not, IMHO, try to wing it and "figure it out for themselves".

It takes a long time of doing something to be able to "listen to your body" and actually hear what it's telling you. By which time you've picked up injuries galore.
August 18, 2013 5:41 AM
I realise im fairly new at this only been lifting for about 6 months, but i lift 6 days a week hitting each bodypart twice a week i do 5x5 for all my compound movements and 3x8-12 for the majority of my isolation movements. I monitor all my workouts and my strength has almost doubled in every lift since i started. I don't think there's one right answer everyone is different, for me i do 6 days a week resting on sundays and when i start to feel those niggling pains like i might be doing to much I do a week on lower weights like 20% lower then what i usually do, or if necessary take a week off completely. After that week off I am usually ramped up to get back to the gym.
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August 18, 2013 5:44 AM
You can do "something" every day, but give yourself a rest day or two from intense exercise.

For example, I lift 4 days a week, heavy bag and/or run 3-4 days a week, and try to make sure I don't have a truly sedentary day more than 1 day a week.
August 18, 2013 6:30 AM
I do some exercise every day, but not the same thing every day. Haven't had any issues.
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August 18, 2013 6:52 AM
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just use some common sense and listen to your body.


Except common sense is only a reliable guide if you already have experience of something. I'm guessing the majority of people who come to these boards and are training with an inappropriate frequency just want to lose some weight and think that "if exercise is good, therefore more must be better, right?" I think such people should not exercise common sense but rely on someone else's who has built good practical experience. That may be a good trainer. A recognised tried-and-tested routine with adequate recovery/mobility built in. Whatever. A noob should not, IMHO, try to wing it and "figure it out for themselves".

It takes a long time of doing something to be able to "listen to your body" and actually hear what it's telling you. By which time you've picked up injuries galore.



tnx bro :)

he says common sense , lmao he was hit by his own words, and thats why im asking and making this thread to know a lot of information and the reality of my question because im a beginner and saw a lot of people doing lifting,abs exercise or cardio everyday,, lol
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