2 days a week enough rest for hitting each muscel once a week?

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    2 days a week enough rest for hitting each muscel once a week?

    I was just wondering if 2 days a week enough rest for hitting each muscel once a week?


    I train for no more than 1hr 15mins that's including some cardio & abs 5 times a week.



    I get at least 7-8hrs or more if possible of sleep a night.

    I drink plenty of water & take multi-vitamins, calcium, glucosamine, flaxseed oil & salmon oil containing lots of Omega 3. I'm not sure if glutamine is essential or not.

    I eat 6 meals a day & get enough protein, complex carbs, fruits & vegetables & about 1500-2000ml of water a day.

    I just wanted your opinions.

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    I just started 5 days a week because I started a cycle of ph's.
    I think I will stick with it after my ph cycle as well because I find Im not rushed and can properly train each muscle.

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    Re: 2 days a week enough rest for hitting each muscel once a week?

    Originally posted by Johnnny
    I was just wondering if 2 days a week enough rest for hitting each muscel once a week?


    I train for no more than 1hr 15mins that's including some cardio & abs 5 times a week.



    I get at least 7-8hrs or more if possible of sleep a night.

    I drink plenty of water & take multi-vitamins, calcium, glucosamine, flaxseed oil & salmon oil containing lots of Omega 3. I'm not sure if glutamine is essential or not.

    I eat 6 meals a day & get enough protein, complex carbs, fruits & vegetables & about 1500-2000ml of water a day.

    I just wanted your opinions.
    what is your split ? personaly I wouldn't train more than 2 days in a row with weights...but if you are new to resistance training you can get away with more for a variety of reasons...
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    Well I'm not new to weight training, been doing almost 10yrs.

    I train Monday Chest 4 exercises 3 sets each & 2 exercises of forearms. Takes 45-50mins plus 15mins on treadmill light cardio to stimulate deep breathing which burns fat really well.

    Tuesday: I do Back only 6 exercises totaling 20 sets. Takes about 50mins. 15mins on treadmill light cardio to stimulate deep breathing which burns fat really well.


    Wednesday: Rest absolutely nothing

    Thursday: I super set bi's & tri's, 3 exercises 3 sets each totaling 18 sets (was doing 24 sets total for awhile too much) & I do 8 sets for calves 2 exercises 4 sets each. Takes 50mins. 15mins on treadmill light cardio to stimulate deep breathing which burns fat really well.


    Friday: I do shoulder 4 exercises 3 sets each totaling 12 sets, I do 2 exercises for traps 3 sets each totaling 6 sets, then I do the back & left side & right side of my neck on the neck machine 3 sets for each side. Takes no longer than 50mins. 15mins on treadmill light cardio to stimulate deep breathing which burns fat really well.

    Saturday: I do legs only. I do 4 sets of squats, 3 sets of leg press, 3 sets of stiff leg deadlifts, & 3 sets of hamstring curls with a 3 sets of pullovers at the end.

    Sunday Rest nothing.

    I do legs on Saturday because I want to give 2 days rest to my upper body & since I do shoulders on Friday & chest on Monday, I need 2 days for my shoulders to rest as everyone knows not to train shoulders & chest on the same day or on back to back days.

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