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Joined: 10/11/2008
Msg: 3
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That's a pretty common routine and schedule... Sometimes I'll break back into two separate days (back to back, pardon the pun). One day I'll focus on wide grip exercises and work in shoulders afterwards and the following day I'll work on narrow grip exercises and work in biceps (or triceps- depending on the regimen).

Adequate rest for your upper body should follow... so your next day may be legs instead of shoulders?

Joined: 2/27/2009
Msg: 4
Days apart from working out
Posted: 3/31/2009 12:20:52 PM
You can work out everyday if you want to as long as you are not hitting the same muscle group. 3 day splits are usually design to hit total body. 5 or more day splits are one body part per session. So to answer your question, yes you can do your back today.
 James Bottomtooth III
Joined: 5/19/2008
Msg: 5
Days apart from working out
Posted: 3/31/2009 2:22:17 PM

...I know when you work out (by work out, I mean weight lifting, not cardio) , you are supposed to wait a day before working out again (Like working out on Monday, and waiting till Wendnesday to work out again).

I was wondering if there was any dangers of working out two days in a row, even if you are targeting a different muscle group on the next day....

I do not think there are any dangers with working same muscle groups each day.

It would matter depending on why you are going to the gym in the 1st place.

If you are bodybuilding or strength training, then yes it would probably help to let muscles rest a day or two before working them again.

If you are trying to improve fitness and overall health, then no so much, as you would not be pushing the muscle in the same way.
Joined: 2/23/2009
Msg: 6
Days apart from working out
Posted: 3/31/2009 3:20:06 PM
I do daily free weights for women. Not the type body building women do. And my fitness trainer drove home the importance of warming up reallllly well first. And that I do different free weights. So one Monday, Wednesday, Friday I do one routine and on Tuesday, Thursday and one week end day another set. ~Beth~
Joined: 9/18/2007
Msg: 7
Days apart from working out
Posted: 3/31/2009 7:48:47 PM
i do a 5 day split, so i do 5 on and two off... theres nothing wrong with doing back to back days or working out, just not the same muscle two days in a row.
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