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    Question Workout Frequency..... Question!

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    I am currently doing heavy lifting 2x week and includes bench press, squats, rows, etc. I always try and rest 2 days before another workout. I was wondering if doing several pushups and pullups on my non-lifting days will slow the healing and growth process achieved on my heavy lifting days... Or, would I be better off to go ahead and do the pushups and pullups on my lifting days and still achieve 2 full days of rest between? Hope that makes sense!

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    You could do 2 days on 1 day off and still get great results. I personally do 3 days on 1 day off, but working out is a passion and I emphasize recovery.

    That means say Monday: Heavy lifting Tuesday: Bodyweight Wednesday: Off Thursday Heavy Lifting Friday: Bodyweight Saturday: off

    and so on and on

    or you could do an upper/lower split

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    I like that model.... I just wasnt sure if that one day of rest was sufficient to recover from the heavy lifting and bodyweight exercises. If so, I may follow something similar!.. Thanks

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    I lift once a week. I use progressive loading which means I usually increase my load or my time underload every week.

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    You could also do something like this:
    Monday (Push): Chest, Shoulders, Triceps
    Tuesday: Cardio and Pullups (Pull)
    Wednesday: Legs
    Thursday: Cardio and Pushups (Push)
    Friday (Pull): Back, Rear Delts, Biceps
    Saturday: Play
    Sunday: Off and long walk
    This utilizes Push exercises and Pull exercises and gives at least 2 days between Push or Pull movements.
    Last edited by Beef Cake; 04-15-2010 at 03:32 PM.

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    Yeah, to be honest there is no real "right" routine. Fitness is an individualized as diet. It depends on your goals, your motivation, your schedule, ect...

    But to answer your question, training a bodypart more than once in 48 hours has a higher risk to it, but as long as you're using proper form and strategically forming routines, you'll still get great results. Tell the athletes who train legs all week that they can only train once every 48 hours, they'll drop you in a second.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EGYnutrition View Post
    That means say Monday: Heavy lifting Tuesday: Bodyweight Wednesday: Off Thursday Heavy Lifting Friday: Bodyweight Saturday: off
    How about this:

    Monday: Heavy lift
    Tuesday: off
    Wednesday: Bodyweight
    Thursday: Heavy lift
    Friday: off
    Saturday: Bodyweight
    Sunday: extra off :-)

    This way the off days directly follow the heavy lifting days. :-)

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    I do
    Monday: Heavey lift
    Tuesday: body weight
    wednesday: off
    thurday: heavy lift
    friday: body weight
    saturday: heavy lift
    sunday: body weight

    body weight is easy, i don't think it stresses your muscle, its more a cardio session lol.

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    i do:
    monday: heavy lift
    tuesday: sprints + cirquit
    wednesday: bodyweight
    thursday: moving slow (biking) or yoga
    friday: heavy lift
    saturday: moving slowly (biking)
    sunday: off
    challenge yourself
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    I just do workouts whenever I feel like it, works (out) great for me!

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