Hi! Newbie here, been lifting for about 1 month now....and quite frankly, I'm obsessed! However I'm very confused on how many days a week to lift weights. I seem to read a different answer on each forum online (as far as how many days rest the body needs and which days you should focus on certain muscles groups) Does someone know the definite answer?
A little about me...
I'm 23 years old, Male, 185 lbs, 5'11.
I'm interested in losing fat and gaining lot's of muscle.
I have been doing many dumbbell exercises for the whole body. My routine:
Day 1 - Chest & Triceps
Day 2 - Legs & Abs
Day 3 - Biceps, Shoulders, and Back
Day 4 - Chest & Triceps
Day 5 - Biceps, Shoulders, and Back
Day 6 - Rest Day
Day 7 - Legs & Abs
...is this an efficient routine? I'm worried that I might not be resting enough for recovery. I just hate taking rest days. Are rest days really neccessary?
Can I do Shoulders and Back on seperate days? (Shoulders seem to take the longest time and the most effort for me)
or Can I do Shoulders in the morning and then Back in the evening? Could I do biceps on a different day, by themselves?
What is the ideal amount of days a week to lift and which muscles MUST have to be done on the same day?
Thank you sooooo much! I really appreciate the help guys!