I’m familiar with the standard schedule of strength training any particular group of muscles three times a week, and therefore one recovery day between each routine, with a double recovery day once a week.
But after talking to trainers, and working up to it, I do six sets on most groups. Like I know my limits, and I push right to the edge. If I do happen to go too far, I can feel it on my recovery days.
My question is, maxing out like this, is it still acceptable or ideal to keep with the standard schedule of usually only one recovery day, or should I extend that to two days for any reason?
I know with only one recovery day, I am not as capable on successive workout days. Kinda wondering if there would be an progress advantage to taking for more time for recovery, as I my muscles seem more capable, and thus can be worked harder.