Sunday, February 14, 2016

Why I Work Out 3 Times a Week.

     We can either over-do or not do enough of something.  Along my journey this was the gym.  At first I would barely ever go and even stopped going after a while.  I remember starting back up then going at least 5 days a week with some muscle gain but not as much as I should have been gaining for going everyday.  I started to wonder to myself "is there a way I can change something to gain and sustain muscle?"  So I did some research and what I found is I was overworking my muscles, and didn't give them enough time to recover through the week.  I mean think about it, if it takes a minimum of 48 hours for muscle to recover and you work biceps one day then the next you do back exercises, you are also working you biceps which wouldn't be giving the muscle enough time to recover.
Walking around the mall for slow cardio for a work out and found a sight I thought was cool!     So how can working out 3 times a week be good to maintain and grow muscle when lots of guys are in the gym everyday and are growing massive amounts of muscle?  First off if you love going to the gym everyday and you wish to gain muscle that way its your choice, and the way to do it is to strictly focus on a certain muscle each day.  But if you plan on saving time and sustaining muscle if you don't work out for a few days, then working out 3 days a week is what works best for me at least. This helps me save time by not being in the gym everyday and still workout my whole body.  This also depends on the body type you want, if you are going to look like Arnold then by all means work out everyday on a certain muscle each day.  But in this post I'm going to talk about the importance in my life for working out 3 times a week.
     Myself I am going for the shredded super hero physique so I don't need to be training and eating like a body builder.  I even found over the last couple weeks since I have been doing my drop sets that I have been able to move up weight very quickly, on some workouts 5 lb a week.  Mind you my 3 days are 1) Arms which includes biceps, triceps, and shoulders. 2) Legs (self explanatory) 3) Back and chest, which also work out biceps triceps and shoulder but those are the secondary muscles working on back and chest day.  Doing it this way If you are to work out Monday Wednesday Friday you will be able to easily sustain and build muscle as the time to recover will be perfect since it takes a minimum of 48 hours for muscles to recover, if you do arms (Monday) legs (Wednesday) and back and chest (Friday) as I state above.  This will make the least amount of time for recovery over the weekend which is still over 48 hours,  if you are comfortable doing it as, arms, legs, back+chest then legs instead of going back to arms right away that is up to you for making sure you have enough rest time between arms and back and chest.  But for me I find doing arms, legs, chest and back, then back to arms works the best for me for adding weight an building muscle, at least over the last few weeks, however this could change over time.
     Thanks for reading this short blog post.  If you can take away one thing from this, although I hope you take away many things and implement them into your life, it's don't over-do something if you don't have to to get amazing results.

Go out, live life to the fullest,


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