How many days a week do you train?
Inspired by JerrytheJuicers comments on never training for than 2 days in a row, it got me thinking.
Maybe some of are overtraining. How many days a week do you train?
I train on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. Every week. I may throw in an early training seesion on a Friday (if I can drag myself out of bed).
A great man once said, "Jam a gram and enjoy the ride".
This really is the $1,000,000 question isn't it? If only we knew THE answer.
Personally, I think I spent most of my life over-training. As I progress in years, I simply do not have the energy for this type of mistake any more. I have been doing very brief workouts. Day 1 = legs, day 2 = chest and arms, day 3 = shoulders & back, then repeat from the beginning. I can do this for 5 days in a row and piling in the food, (to the point of nausea), and making steady progress, but I think that this is even too much.
I am thinking of using this routine BUT in an abridged version with a days rest in between workouts so each bp gets hit only once per week and maybe increase my sets to 6 per muscle group.
From what I can tell, over-training, would appear to be the common thread in what is holding those of us back that are not genetically gifted and not the amount or combination of gear we are / are not taking. Eating correctly is a HUGE factor and much more so than I realised in my earlier years and it has taken me this long to work it out!!
Step, how you finding the doggcrap style? I was thinking of trying it.
Finding it awesome!
Strength is always going up, never feel run down and always pumped up to go to the gym and beat what I did last time reps/weight.
ALso the cycles for pennies thread on the Animal board has HEAPS of info (85 pages long or so now.. lol)...