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    Ok so there are alot of comments about how bad chronic cardio is, but what about chronic weight training? Can we train full-body daily? Construction workers do, sorta, right?


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    There's always such a thing as over training

    Gotta give them muscles some rest man


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    Oh my, I wouldn't even dare weight train every day. My muscles are so sore the next day, I end up doing weights every 3rd day.


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    I just lift heavy 3x a week

    Plus a circuit 1 day a week


    Doing more than 4x a week is a bit harsh on your body, plus muscle growth needs recovery time or it ain't happening since lifting is essentially breaking your muscles, then you need to recover so they can grow bigger


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    You don't want to work the same muscle group more then once every

    seven days. Your muscles need time to repair the micro-tears resistance

    traning creates.


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    Raises cortisol levels. Not good.


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    Crossfit does 3 days on and 1 off. this isn't strength training per se but it does involve lifting heavy weights. Most Power Lifting and Olympic Lifting programs advocate several rest days a week.


    Rest and be lazy sometimes


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    If you can lift a heavier weight the next time you are in the gym, you are not over training. If you can't... you are. You need time to release the toxins created by the heavy work out so your muscles can heal and grow.


    Straia only works one body group per month. That is the result of intense lifting.


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    Whoa, thank you all for the comments...unfortunately I should've logged in earlier... trained again...I realize I have a 24 hour gap between workouts...still not enough time to recover I guess? I also drink 5 gallons+ of water a day, doesn't that help with ketone utilization?


    I also read studies that says high-fat diets increase skeletal muscle mitochondria...maybe I'm using fat?


    http://www.pnas.org/content/105/22/7815.short

    http://www.fasebj.org/cgi/content/meeting_abstract/22/1_MeetingAbstracts/1164.2


    I'm gonna lock the weight room starting tom...


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    I would say five gallons of water a day is excessive and perhaps harmful...though I don't have any research to back it up.


    I train my entire body (1 exercise per muscle group) three times per week, then on the days in between (2) I do some cardio for 30 min. Then I take two complete days off (Sat and Sun) before starting again.


    I am completing the program from "Sculpting Her Body Perfect". It is basically a 9-month long program (at least) that moves you from body conditioning to body sculpting. I'm still at the beginning, about one month in.


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