I'm not new to bodybuilding, but I haven't seen a size gain in over 4 months. I used to lift randomly, and have around 2 to 3 rest days a week, and I would get big.
now I lift everyday, and I get a little stronger, but I don't get growth.
Should I take rest/recovery days again? If so, how often?
01-23-2011, 08:30 PM #1
How often should I take rest days?
01-23-2011, 08:38 PM #2
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01-23-2011, 08:39 PM #3
How many rest days you need and when you take them depends on what your split works out and how good your body's natural recover rate looks like. Working out every day definately seems like too much, though. Most people on here only seem to workout around 4 or 5 days a week, if even that.
Taking rest days could definately improve your results though, as your muscles need time to fully recuperate and grow. If you don't give them enough time to recover before working them again, then you can impede on your gains or risk overtraining and possible injury.
Also, you say that you're seeing strength gains but not putting on much size. Could this be due to changes in your diet? You do need to eat a lot and properly in order to gain muscle.
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