Thread: Rest periods for working out
04-07-2005, 10:04 AM #1
Rest periods for working out
I have a question on my routine and resting time. I do the workout listed below. Am I getting enough rest between workouts for muscle recovery? I haven't felt real fatigued or anything but I worry about overtraining and not growing. I am on a cycle of deca and test.
Should I change it to a rest day after every workout? If I do the routine below, I am giving let's say my chest, 4 days rest until next workout, but obviousely my shoulders are always getting worked except for the rest day. What do you guys think? Thanks!
Day 1: Chest/Tris
Day 2: Back/Bies
Day 3: Shoulders/legs
Day 4: Rest/Cardio
Day 5: Repeat
04-07-2005, 10:08 AM #2
Shoulders and legs in the same day? I think you should split that one up and make it four days. 2 on, 1 off, 2 on, 2 off, 2 on, 1 off, etc. etc.
04-07-2005, 11:00 AM #3
For shoulders though, I don't do alot so it doesn't take me much time. I do military press, lateral raises and dumbell presses. Legs I mainly do squats, so I hate to split them up cause it doesn't take me long for that workout.
Originally Posted by West Coast All Star
04-07-2005, 11:12 AM #4
Well, if you are set on keeping it the same...I would still alternate between 1 off and 2 off days after every repeat. Two off days are good for the body IMO.
04-07-2005, 12:23 PM #5
So you think I will be ok running all 3 routines back to back and then taking 2 days off and then go to it again? Thanks for the reply by the way.
04-07-2005, 12:33 PM #6Originally Posted by lzicc
04-07-2005, 12:54 PM #7
04-07-2005, 01:53 PM #8
I am trying to stay away from too many isolation movements at this point and stick with compound movements. Upright rows are good, but I started having shoulder problems after doing them for a while so I quit. I don't do too much direct arm routines due to the compound movements hit them pretty good. I am mainly concerned with bulking right now.
For instance, chest day, my tries get a decent workout while doing bench and forward dips, so I throw in a few sets of regular dips and cgbp to finish them off. Same with back and bies. I did have a seperate arm day for a while, but I needed to change up my routine since I have been doing this for awhile.
The only reason I have a shoulder day is so that I have enough to due with legs for a complete workout, plus I think that I need to strengthen my shoulders more for bench press. They seem to be my week spot.
04-07-2005, 01:56 PM #9
If it has been working for you, keep it up. Everyone is different. My shoulder day is a long one. 4-5 excercises and 12-15 reps
04-07-2005, 01:56 PM #10
Working out does damage to your muscles. Rest repairs them and makes them grow.
Most of my muscle groups require 7 days of rest between workouts, but everyone is different. That being said, I still think your rest periods are too short.
04-07-2005, 02:45 PM #11
That is what I am thinking. I want enough rest periods without sacrificing enough workouts. I will use more isolation excercises one I get more bulk.
How about something like this:
Day 1: Chest/Tries
Day 2: Back/Bies
Day 3: Rest
Day 4: Shoulders and Legs
Day 5: Rest
Day 6: Repeat
04-07-2005, 04:58 PM #12Originally Posted by lzicc
Wednesday- Eat A Lot and let your muscle repair. thus being what makes them grow.
Friday- Same as Wednesday
Sunday- Same as friday
See no workouts sacrificed. Plus one more day of working out. Plus more off days. That even could allow for a good amount off cardio only days.
Fact is if you want to get bigger you have to eat good and have a good workout planed. You asked a question and didnt listen to anyone. So listen up and you will grow trust me. When I first came on here i weighed 135 pounds now I weigh 162. Did it all natural too. Good luck to ya hope it helps.
04-07-2005, 05:01 PM #13Originally Posted by lzicc
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