I did my chest day today, but I really want to start to see gains. Is it good to have two chest days? I'm going to be sore tomorrow, and probably Tuesday and Wednesday. But can I give myself another chest day Thursday? Or is a week between chest workouts appropriate? Thanks.
04-24-2011, 04:16 PM #1
Is it good to do two chest days a week?
04-24-2011, 05:05 PM #2
I have personally been thinking about trying a 6 day split, where I train all my muscle groups twice a week for maybe a couple weeks at a time for 2 months.
But, you don't want to go HEAVY monday, and then turn around thursday and go Heavy again. Split it up, Monday go heavy and Thursday go light with high reps.
Monday - Chest (Heavy working sets - Alot of Presses, Incline, Decline, Flat)
Tues - Legs (Squats/Leg Presses)
Wed - Back (Deadlifts / BB Rows)
Thurs - Chest (DB Flyes/Cables/DB Presses)
Fri - Legs (Leg Ext/ Leg Curls/Lunges/Calf raises)
Sat - Back (Good Mornings / DB Rows/etc)
This is just basic - To round out your body you would need to fit at least a light shoulder workout there as well as you will get some work from the heavy chest day on your delts. But this is a fairly simple type of 6 day split where you could add chest and I recommend your other lifts twice a week as well.
Don't do this for very long in my opinion maybe a month or two to stimulate some growth then go back to your original routine, until you hit that plateau again.
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04-25-2011, 05:33 AM #7
I also work chest twice a week, but I'm working heavy on both days.
So basically you guys are saying I should go heavy on one workout, then the next I should lift lighter, but more reps?
can you please explain the difference between the two?
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Just doing a fullbody with 1 exercise per muscle group, or an upper/lower split with 1-2 exercises per muscle group, is a pretty good place for a beginner to be at.SQ 172.5kg. BP 105kg. DL 200kg. OHP 62.5kg @ 67.3kg
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