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Title: 4 days a week - enough?
Post by: 240 is Back on December 11, 2006, 11:03:24 PM
yes or no?


Title: Re: 4 days a week - enough?
Post by: smaul on December 12, 2006, 12:14:51 AM
weights -> yes
sex -> no


Title: Re: 4 days a week - enough?
Post by: Hedgehog on December 12, 2006, 12:47:15 AM
yes or no?

What do you think?

-Hedge


Title: Re: 4 days a week - enough?
Post by: dontknowit on December 12, 2006, 02:01:08 AM
What did you had in mind?

3 days is enough,

chest/back
legs
shoulders/arms


Less is more. The diet is the biggest concern if you want to constructive progress.


Title: Re: 4 days a week - enough?
Post by: Bluto on December 12, 2006, 04:10:28 AM
i think limiting your posting on getbig to 4 days a week would have some health benefits


Title: Re: 4 days a week - enough?
Post by: GoneAway on December 12, 2006, 06:14:56 AM
Monster preparing for Mr. GetBig. Good luck 240. 4 days a week should cut it IF you do it right. I'd recommend about 1hr at least each session, full intensity (to get that extra rep in), going to failure on every set, and hitting all rep ranges (1 - 20). Basic advice, but you need to go back to basics if you're starting up again. What's your program like?


Title: Re: 4 days a week - enough?
Post by: Karl Kox on December 12, 2006, 05:37:58 PM
weights -> yes
sex -> no


agree on the sex thing


Title: Re: 4 days a week - enough?
Post by: figgs on December 12, 2006, 06:43:52 PM
Depends on your schedule (which I understand is pretty hectic for you lately).

How has balancing both parenting and training been so far?


Title: Re: 4 days a week - enough?
Post by: Stubborn on December 12, 2006, 10:37:05 PM
yes or no?
Sure is better than nothing. ;)


Title: Re: 4 days a week - enough?
Post by: thewickedtruth on December 13, 2006, 06:37:36 AM
I'm doing 2 and 1 off with failure training and it's working out very well.


Title: Re: 4 days a week - enough?
Post by: Bluto on December 13, 2006, 09:49:21 AM
4 days a week is enough for everyone


Title: Re: 4 days a week - enough?
Post by: pumpster on December 13, 2006, 10:49:02 AM
4 days is good but a 2 or 3 day split then 1 off & repeat is better IMO.


Title: Re: 4 days a week - enough?
Post by: Jr. Yates on December 13, 2006, 10:49:29 AM
no


Title: Re: 4 days a week - enough?
Post by: JediKnight on December 13, 2006, 02:56:30 PM
7 days a week. 365 days a year. Till you die. Then your done.


Title: Re: 4 days a week - enough?
Post by: Alex Velickovic on December 13, 2006, 03:06:49 PM
yes


Title: Re: 4 days a week - enough?
Post by: MidniteRambo on December 15, 2006, 10:15:42 AM
It depends on what you're trying to accomplish.


Title: Re: 4 days a week - enough?
Post by: NoCalBbEr on December 15, 2006, 11:07:36 AM
generally to gain  yes, me personally no


Title: Re: 4 days a week - enough?
Post by: bald on December 15, 2006, 12:02:27 PM
yes or no?




How many years do you have to troll bb boards, and pretent to be a bb guru before you stop asking stupid questions?




Just curious


Title: Re: 4 days a week - enough?
Post by: az on December 15, 2006, 07:05:30 PM
yes, depending on your program.


Title: Re: 4 days a week - enough?
Post by: natural al on December 15, 2006, 07:59:07 PM
yes or no?

can't really say without more information.  What's the routine look like?  I guess I could blanket answer it and say "yes, it's great" but without more to go off of it's kinda a useless question.  No offense, just fill in the details and you'll get better answers.


Title: Re: 4 days a week - enough?
Post by: Eric15210 on December 15, 2006, 08:13:24 PM
4.5 days should do it  ;)


Title: Re: 4 days a week - enough?
Post by: haider on December 15, 2006, 08:14:47 PM
Sure, alternate Upper and Lower workouts.

Here's just an example of a 4 day layout I like.

Day 1- Upper* (concentration on bench pressing and rowing)
Day 2- Lower + arms (concentration on squats)
Day 3- rest / cardio
Day 4- Upper (concentration on shoulder pressing and vertical pulling)
Day 5- Lower + arms (concentration on deads/posterior chain)
Day 6- rest / cardio
Day 7- rest
Repeat

*chest, back and shoulders.


Title: Re: 4 days a week - enough?
Post by: candidate2025 on December 17, 2006, 11:20:23 AM
if you can recover faster than every seven days...workout more often than that. if you cant..space it out farther. 

an ideal weight lifting schedule is one that destroys a muscle the second it is fully reparied and ready to lift with again.


for my body, that means once every five days..like this(no rest days):
chest/hamstrings
bi's/tri's/calves
shhoulders/traps/abs
back/calves
quads/abs
repeat