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    Question about weight lifting everyday

    My gf and I have a disagreement over this...is it ok to weight lift everyday?

    For example, here is my workout routine as far as weights:

    M - Chest
    T - Biceps
    W - Triceps
    Th - Shoulders/Backs/Legs

    My gf on the other hand insists that I shouldn't be doing weights everyday and I should do them only 3 times a week, but I don't see how that would be any different than what I'm doing cause if I was to do weights only 3 times a week it would have to be something like this:

    M - Chest/Triceps
    W - Biceps/Backs
    F - Legs/Shoulders

    So is there any advantages or disadvantages as to doing weights 4 days a week consecutively but not same muscle as opposed to 3 times a week with a day rest in between?
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    Re: Question about weight lifting everyday

    Originally posted by peiqinglong
    My gf and I have a disagreement over this...is it ok to weight lift everyday?

    For example, here is my workout routine as far as weights:

    M - Chest
    T - Biceps
    W - Triceps
    Th - Shoulders/Backs/Legs

    My gf on the other hand insists that I shouldn't be doing weights everyday and I should do them only 3 times a week, but I don't see how that would be any different than what I'm doing cause if I was to do weights only 3 times a week it would have to be something like this:

    M - Chest/Triceps
    W - Biceps/Backs
    F - Legs/Shoulders

    So is there any advantages or disadvantages as to doing weights 4 days a week consecutively but not same muscle as opposed to 3 times a week with a day rest in between?
    Your girlfriend is right on this one. Nothing wrong with a four day split. But that to me should be the maximum, and it should NOT be performed on four consecutive days. A better idea would be monday, tuesday, thursday, friday. Also, shoulders a day after triceps is a no no.

    Change your split to Back and Biceps on monday, chest and triceps on tuesday, Legs on thursday, and shoulders/Traps/Abs on friday.

    My suggestion would be this

    Monday
    *Deadlift
    *Pull Ups/Chin Ups
    *Bent Row
    *Straight Bar Curl
    *Hammer Curl

    Tuesday
    *Flat Bench Press
    *Incline Bench Press
    *Dips
    *Close Grip Bench Press
    *Skullcrusher

    Thursday
    *Squat
    *Stiff Leg Deadlift
    *Lunge
    *Standing Calf Raise
    *Seated Calf Raise

    Friday
    *Military Press
    *Side Lateral Raise
    *Shrug
    *Weighted Crunch
    *Weighted Reverse Crunch
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    Re: Question about weight lifting everyday

    Originally posted by peiqinglong

    M - Chest
    T - Biceps
    W - Triceps
    Th - Shoulders/Backs/Legs
    What kind of split is that? You give biceps and triceps their own days, but then you have shoulders, back, and legs all on ONE DAY? wtf? Are you doing more sets for bis and tris than you do for shoulders, back and legs?
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    Re: Re: Question about weight lifting everyday

    Originally posted by SaNdMaN
    What kind of split is that? You give biceps and triceps their own days, but then you have shoulders, back, and legs all on ONE DAY? wtf? Are you doing more sets for bis and tris than you do for shoulders, back and legs?
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    Re: Re: Re: Question about weight lifting everyday

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    me too too...
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    Re: Re: Re: Question about weight lifting everyday

    Originally posted by narak
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    Re: Question about weight lifting everyday

    Originally posted by peiqinglong
    My gf and I have a disagreement over this...is it ok to weight lift everyday?

    For example, here is my workout routine as far as weights:

    M - Chest
    T - Biceps
    W - Triceps
    Th - Shoulders/Backs/Legs

    My gf on the other hand insists that I shouldn't be doing weights everyday and I should do them only 3 times a week, but I don't see how that would be any different than what I'm doing cause if I was to do weights only 3 times a week it would have to be something like this:

    M - Chest/Triceps
    W - Biceps/Backs
    F - Legs/Shoulders

    So is there any advantages or disadvantages as to doing weights 4 days a week consecutively but not same muscle as opposed to 3 times a week with a day rest in between?
    your gf could be really right... it mostly depends from your beginning conditions, so from your maturity concerning weights, your lifestyle, your work, your sleep, your genetic etc... 4 times a week could be possible for a mature athlete with everything well settled concerning nutrition, rest, and every other aspect of his life...while could be too much for a people living a life with an heavy job, a family to take care, few good hours of sleep per day etc and possibly a not so lucky genetic... so the problem is to analyze your situation and then give a more rigorous answer to the question...
    the split your gf advices to you is very good concerning recovery but not written on the stones...we are individuals and so everyone could do better in other similarly effective ripartitions

    your routine is not so good instead...because i think there is too much attention on particular muscles, without considering the body as something which must be really balanced to have an impressive look and functionality
    so you should begin to prepare routines, considering a balancing between horizzontal push and pull, vertical push and pull, hip dominant movements and quads dominant movements and then add some accessory movements for arms , upper traps and calves...
    in this way you could also prepare a good 4 times a week routine...
    The body does not like a cyclical cycle of events, thus it ages
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    and never forget external rotators work!
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    Both of those splits suck but your g.f`s split looks better , lifting weights everyday is a surefire way to shrink
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    i confirm that weight lifting everyday is a suicide...only people under roids could do it, and it s not the best way at the same
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    Definitely no need to give biceps and triceps their own day. Very small muscles compared to the rest of the body. IMO a 3 or 4 day split is the best scenario for most people. But not with biceps and triceps alone. Waste of time and energy.
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    One of the main reasons I lift weights everyday is because of time issues. It takes roughly 1hr between me and friend to get each muscle done. I was always under the impression that giving the full attention to a single muscle per day would allow it to fully build...I guess I was wrong.

    So if I want to weight lift to tone right now and I'm doing cardio in the morning (5am for 1hr of cardio and later at 7pm for weights), what would be an ideal workout reigment that would involve only Monday, Wednesday, and Friday?
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    It all depends on how intense you train...how many sets how close to failure ect. There is nothing wrong with doing a 6 day a week routine even as long as you dont go to failure all the time keep your sets low and eat like a mofo...and get lots of sleep and most importantly actuallly have the time to pull it off.3-5 days a week is optimal for me. Right now i train 4-5. The most important thing is that each individual muscle is fully recovered by the next time you hit it. It depends on the individual also...if it seems like your overtraining then drop a day drop a day ect until you see what works for you.
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    4 days in a row is fine since you get 3 days of rest. it would be better though if you had a one day break in between the 4 days.
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