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    Rest Days Between Working Same Muscle Group

    I am curious on how many recommended rest days should you have before working the same muscle group.

    In some full body workouts the rest day is only one day so you do Mon Wed Fri as working days and working same groups (Full Body).
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    Originally Posted by WilliamBarry View Post
    I am curious on how many recommended rest days should you have before working the same muscle group.

    In some full body workouts the rest day is only one day so you do Mon Wed Fri as working days and working same groups (Full Body).
    There's no "One size fits all" answer; there are too many variables involved in recovery rate to have a set number.

    The basic 'rule of thumb' you'll usually see posted here is somewhere between 48 and 96 hours for a muscle to recover.

    And then there are guys who powerlift and Olympic lift who train some of the same muscle groups every day and make good progress.

    Another group of outliers is MMA fighters, many of whom train all day, every day. And while it's true they don't lift weights (at least in the conventional sense) during all that time, nonetheless, they're working very hard.





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    Thanks for the info your answer is what I was looking for.
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