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    same muscle two days in a row?

    I read an article last month in Men's Health or something like that...that discussed working the same muscle two days in a row. The article suggested that you only do this once in awhile...like every 2-3 months. They were saying that it is good to shock the muscle once and awhile.

    Just wanted to get everyones thoughts...


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    I don't see how that is much of a shock. Let alone ripping apart a muscle that is already in the negative zone or should I say the recovery state. Then again I"m a newb myself. What I would think a shock would be, would be taking a week or two off every few months and then working out again. Now THAT would be a shock letting the muscles grow themselves without being torn up in a gym. Then ripping them apart again and feeling hte pain of sore!
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    I just started a similar thread that comments on the various workout routines.

    Personally I dont belive this "shocks" the muscle. Its something not needed. However maybe once every month, u could increase the weight and force just 1-3 reps with a spotter. I believe this is more of a "shocker"
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    Re: same muscle two days in a row?

    Originally posted by jeepman
    I read an article last month in Men's Health or something like that...that discussed working the same muscle two days in a row. The article suggested that you only do this once in awhile...like every 2-3 months. They were saying that it is good to shock the muscle once and awhile.

    Just wanted to get everyones thoughts...


    thanks.
    Bad idea. Never work the same muscle two days in a row. Mens Health got it wrong big-time (as usual).
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    Thats a shock alright!!!!
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    mens health = lamest magazines ever. put it don't and burn it in your fireplace
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    Let me give you my perspective. I think that this could possible give results for some individuals. Lets say a guy has not seen any progress for a while. He does workout and gives what he feels is 100% effort. If he does the same workout with the same intesity and gives a week off between workouts you could expect that his body has adapted to the routine. His body accomplished the routine last time and with proper rest it will accomplish the same workout next time. There's no need to build more muscle. I think the idea of working out two days could cause growth because the shock comes when the muscle is forced to do the workout again before it has time to recover. This would tear the muscle more than normal and given ample time to recover after the second workout it could stimulate growth beyond what the steady routing did. I think it could work this way, maybe I am wrong.


    Before anyone critizes that I will agree that it is in no way a superior idea. The only way I see this stimilating growth is in a person who has fallen into routine. A much better and simpler idea would be to change the routine. Stick to one workout per week but change it. Two workouts cost twice as much energy which creates a greater potential for muscle loss if the diet does not support it.
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