I train each muscle once a week but I have read some people with good genetics should train each muscle more often. How can I tell if I am one of these people and do some muscles need more recovery time than others? I often do 10 sets to failure or near failure for each muscle. Sometimes I do forced reps.
Thanks in advance.
12-29-2006, 08:54 AM #1
How often should I train each muscle?
Last edited by Joe Twomey; 12-29-2006 at 08:58 AM.
12-29-2006, 10:52 AM #2
I started out doing full body and then progressed into a split...
and i occasionaly mix it 'round. Alot of people prefer to only do two muscle groups each workout, i used to do that for a while but i found that at my age, and the size of the weights i CHOOSE to do, it was underworking.
With the whole recovery time thing, think of it like this, as long as you aren't doing the same muscle two days in a row you are sweet, and you have to have rest days of actual rest.
Okay so you say that you do 10 sets to failure, by this i take it you mean 10 reps? for say 3 sets?
You, at 13, want to be doing 3 sets of 15 for each exercise.
Eventually you will get down to like, i do 3x10 or 3x8.
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12-29-2006, 11:12 PM #4
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once a week should be fine. Just make sure to get in a really good workout on those days.KING OF SWOLE ASS 150 POUNDERS
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12-31-2006, 06:26 AM #6
I do full body workouts 3-4 times a week, although I have just started doing Deads and squats on different days. This works for me, but it's different for everybody.Age: 16
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starting weight: 77 lbs at 11 years old
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01-04-2007, 11:29 AM #10
If your gunna do weights don't do 1rm stick within 7-12 rep range and you wont screw up your growth plates.. No dl's though..... Have atleast 2 days a week were you just relax...
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