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07-25-2007, 03:17 PM
Join Date: Apr 2005
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So if I understand correctly, I should wait 2-3 days before re-visiting the same muscle. Lots of people have told me to go 4-5 times a week....! When I go to the gym, I do every single part of the body; calves, hamstrings, quadriceps, abs, pectorals, biceps, triceps, shoulders, back,.... Should I go three times a week if I do all this. Since the gym is quite far from where I live, I try and do as much as I can every time, that's why I take 2 hours.
It all depends on how much you're doing and at what intensity.
If you walked in and did 2 sets for each body part at moderate intensity you could probably get away with doing one body part every 2-3 days.
But I know that when I started out, I was doing 10 sets of bench, with high weights/intensity, twice a week. I could handle it at first but eventually I hit a major plateau and it was because I wasn't allowing my muscles to fully heal.
Once I switched to doing each body part only once a week, my strength and growth went through the roof.
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