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    Peoples experience with rest time between training sessions

    Im curious on different peoples rest time an there growth for me i noticed i do alot of growing with 3 days off if i dont take that time i become smaller an smaller but when i take the time off i notice morning of day 3 i look alot bigger does anyone fewl this way or have any suggestions on this

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    Everyone's body is different. Age, sleep, and drugs play a role also.

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    I personally don't like to rest the same muscle/group any longer than 3 days.

    Listen to your body, its all individual.

    However keep in mind that the body responds to stress (within reason), the more stress the more it needs to adapt.

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    For me i find i grow an look much fuller when i take a 3 day break an just eat an rest if i dont take that break i start to look all tight an small

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    Here's what I do that works for me:

    Day 1)
    bench
    bench flys
    lateral flys
    rope pull downs
    MP
    shrugs
    reverse curls

    Day 2)
    leg press
    leg curls
    leg extensions
    seated/standing calves
    hip adduction
    hip abduction

    Day 3)
    abs
    curls
    rows
    pull downs - soon switching to pull ups
    one arm rows
    back flys
    reverse situp

    day 4)
    Rest


    So it's a 4 day circuit, and it works for me.

    everyone has to find their own way

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    Roman never rests, he just hits the gym an hour later than normal

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigTahl View Post
    Roman never rests, he just hits the gym an hour later than normal
    oh, I rest.

    between sets at the gym, I sit in my leather recliner, put my feet up, and one of the female staff comes over and rubs my feet with heated baby oil. Then as I drink out of my shaker cup, she massages my throat to help facilitate the swallowing action and improve throughput of the liquid down my throat.

    well, that's not exactly true, but I'm working on it............ =)

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    I feel stronger after taking 3 days off when I get back to the gym. My body feels fully healed. I don't do it that as often as I should though.

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    I've been hitting each muscle group once per week and I'm not getting the results I want. I'm going to try twice week. I like Romans 3 day on 1 off

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    I've been hitting each muscle group once per week and I'm not getting the results I want. I'm going to try twice week. I like Romans 3 day on 1 off

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    what is the combined number of reps you do in working sets on a high volume day? - for example a workout for your legs

    i think the most common mistake people are doing, is doing way to many reps, too many exercises

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    I do eod workouts. Chest/ back/ shoulders and arms/ legs. I throw in calf exercises on chest and back day for a little extra growth in that area. Everything else gets worked every 8 days. Intense full failure workouts switching between HIT and high volume.

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    I've found that if after a heavy overload workout with chains or maybe some reverse bands I can need up to 5 days rest. If doing speed work and assistance work I'm usually good after 2 full rest days. If you go to the gym and you just don't have it that day.........leave. Or do some rehab work to get the blood flowing.
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