04-11-2004, 03:48 PM #1New Member
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Working out the same muscle group two days in a row?
Hey guys I was just wondering what you experienced lifters thought about this.
If I go to the gym and work out chest really hard and Im not sore at all the next day, can I go to the gym the next day and work it out again? Ive tried this one time before and after the second time working it out it was sore and I definitely noticed more growth. Of course I would wait around a week to work out the muscle group again. What do you guys think?
04-11-2004, 05:02 PM #2
I would never work a muscle grup two days in a row it kinda defeats the whole
break down let heal theory that bodybuilding is built on, even if it is a weider principle,
72 hr min is what I would give each muscle group
04-11-2004, 07:24 PM #3
you didnt work it hard enought the first time...i would never work the same muscle again...bad idea.
04-11-2004, 07:28 PM #4Swellin Guest
When I workout hard, that body part is sore for at least three days, sometimes more. I suggest modifying your workout to do a better job of working the target muscle on the first day. Don't hit the muscle back to back.
04-11-2004, 09:41 PM #5
Bro this is a big NO, NO!!! You dont want to tax your body even if it isnt sore. your body needs at least 48 hrs. recovery before you even think of working it ot again. you dont wanna hamper your goals by getting injured right?
04-11-2004, 10:09 PM #6
Just up your weights on day one. You can tell when you leave the gym if your gonna be sore the next day. Don't leave till you get that feeling...
04-12-2004, 08:14 AM #7Originally Posted by UCFgymguy
04-12-2004, 06:34 PM #8
Ok something I feel like adding.. Just b.c your not sore it doesnt mean that you didnt have a good work out... Hell I have been working out for like 4 yrs now and I bench 325 on my last set of chest I dont always get sore but I know that I had a good workout.. Like everyone else said you NEVER NEVER NEVER work the same muscle out 2 days in a row that will lead to over training and anything that you did will just go to waste.
04-12-2004, 06:41 PM #9
There have been weeks where I did flat bench one day then did incline the next day then military the day after. IMO, I was hitting different muscles and was able to work each one harder due to less fatigue from doing 12 sets of presses trying to hit each group. It is kind of off base but maybe that is what you were curious about...
04-12-2004, 06:42 PM #10
I am new to AS, but I have been lifting for a minute so to speak. It has been my expericence that if I once in a blue moon, do something weird and shock a muscle it will stimulate growth. However, I can't say that this has ever happened on the chest, but it does occasionally work for every other muscle group.
However, I have to say that as a general rule less is more!!!!
04-13-2004, 03:48 AM #11Originally Posted by Chris Columbus
Every once in awhile is FINE!! I remember starting a thread on IBB about this and got some support. On the second day just make sure you warm-up a little longer than normally. But every 3-4 months would be fine to try this out. You break the muscle down... then break it down more the next day.. THEN you let it rest and heal 7-10 days and do a normal lift on that muscle the next time.
04-13-2004, 03:53 AM #12LM1332 GuestOriginally Posted by bigol'legs
04-13-2004, 11:02 AM #13
just bc your not sore, doenst mean the muscle wasnt taxed, i never get sore, from anything, legs a little bit, but nothing else, so that doenst mean i should workout everything 2days in a row. it also doenst mean you didnt hit it hard enough, only you can tell if u did, your body wont tell you, you cant bust ass and not be sore, and you can super set and be sore as all hell...
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