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Half Body 5 days a week, enough rest?

As far as I know, training the same muscles every-day (or in consecutive days) is not a good idea. The muscles can't rest long enough to regenerate and you are "over-training". But, as far as I know, ...
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Which is worse: Insomnia or Skipping Rest Day?

Every serious weight lifting plan I see takes a rest day per week, sometimes two. If I skip rest day, is that worse for my fitness progress than a relapse of insomnia? I've been battling some pretty ...
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Is it okay to sit down in between workout sets?

After completing a set, I rest for 30 to 60 seconds, depending on the intensity of the workout. At times, during my arm and chest workout, I get so tired that during my rest periods, I sit down, as ...
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Should I rest in between my workouts

I downloaded an app 3 weeks ago for my home workout. Normally, for progressive overload, it increases the number of reps for each workout every week. But the issue here is, when i was told to do 16 ...
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What is the best break timeframe between muscle building workouts, and is it ok to do cardio?

I hear multiple different people say multiple different things on the question, some people say no cardio on rest... but some people say its okay My current routine is : Monday : Upper Body Tuesday ...
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Working out arms twice a day

I guess working out the same muscle group twice a day may be a bad idea since it needs rest, but what about arms, considering they repair a lot faster? Currently I can do only 5-6 pull ups and my ...
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Arranging powerlifting and martial arts workouts for optimal recovery

I am following Johnny Candito's Linear Program for powerlifters. Essentially, the program goes as follows: Mon: heavy lower day (competition style squats and deadlifts) Tue: heavy upper day (...
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Flexibility loss timeframe

In this question, we addressed timeframes for the loss of different types of strength. Building on this, what is the timeframe for loss of flexibility to become significant? There is an implicit ...
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Protein intake during workout break

How does protein consumption affect muscle maintenance when not working out? The DRI (Dietary Reference Intake) is 0.8 grams of protein per kilogram for the average sedentary men, and bodybuilders ...
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rest day planks

I'm doing full body training 3x a week. My problem is I feel I lack routine, and I would like to add some form of exercise on my rest day. How bad of an idea would it be to do planks on my rest days?
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Rest time and training other muscles

I am doing althernative days training I mean one day Chest/Arms/Abs the other day Back/Shoulders/Legs I know rest is important for muscle growth So If I trained my chest/Arms/Abs on Monday idially ...
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Is it OK to do Cardio on a weight training rest day?

Right now I alternate between Push weights day, and Pull weights day. Then after that is a rest day. So the flow looks like: Weights Weights Rest Weights Weights Rest ... I do cardio for warm up ...
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How does frequency affect recovery, controlling for intensity and volume?

What exactly is the body's mechanism to recover from the stress of strength training and to adapt to greater loads, and how does frequency of training affect this mechanism? For illustration, ...
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workout daily or not?

I am 42 and have been working out for 2 months my primary goal is to bulk up I am working out every day, and every day I do chest, bi, back, shoulders, I spend between an hour and a half to 2 hours in ...
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In between sets — what to do? [closed]

I am trying to gain strength, which leaves a lot of rest time in between sets (3-5 minutes). I am a beginner and have no clue what to do in between sets! I kind of just dag around. What are some ...
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Rest after workout

How long is the duration for which we are required to rest after workout. Is it good to do 2-3 sessions of heavy workout every day? What should be the rest period between the two sessions. I take 1 ...
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What kind of exercises will help out in rest days?

I'm doing full body weight training 3 days a week like most people. I'd like to do a 5-20 minute workout on my off days that can compliment my weight training without messing up with my muscle's ...
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Can we do Dynamic/Static stretch on Rest Days

I have to rest from exercise at least once a week. Maybe twice, but hope to make it just once a week. Can we do dynamic / static stretch those days. Especially if we have have joint stiffness, i.e ...
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Less rest time vs more volume in one workout

Motivated by this thread I wonder if it is beneficial to trade less volume for less rest days. Currently I workout three times a week, every day two muscle groups. For example, wednesday is my chest ...
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Recovery Run vs Rest Day

I have question with regards to rest days & recovery runs. The last three days I ran rather intensely (Interval & Intesive Durationrun). Today i was supposed to take a "rest day". (To be ...
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Studies About Rest Time

I'm trying to figure out how long I should rest between exercising a particular muscle group. Have any studies been done that correlate the muscle-mass gain with the number of days between sets? I'...
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How is the Bulgarian Method so effective?

Given that we need to give our bodies ample rest between workouts, how is the Bulgarian Method so successful (or successful at least for the lifters who trained under Ivan Abadjiev)? Is it purely ...
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How much creatine should I eat on off-days?

I usually take creatine before and right after my workout with maltodextrin. Is it beneficial to take creatine on rest days too?
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Is lack of soreness adequate to determine whether it's time to train again?

I have seen a lot of questions here regarding training while sore. Most of the answers seem to agree that it is okay to train while you are sore. However, none of them address the core of the issue: ...
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Do we need contiguous sleep for gains?

We know that sleep is important for gains, but does that sleep need to be contiguous? What if we slept in phases, each time waking up after REM sleep, and then going to bed a couple hours later? Or ...
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Is it wrong to workout more than once a day?

Yesterday, I did a fairly heavy upper body workout around 11am. I worked my arms until I could barely move the EZ bar to put it away. A while later, at around 7pm, I had had a couple drinks, and ...
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What is the best posture (stand, sit, etc) to take when resting during intense training (such as for kickboxing)?

Background In college, I had the honor of participating in a wrestling training seminar led by a coach of an elite wrestling program in the States. During the lesson, he (the coach) mentioned that he ...
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Did walking & stretching on my rest day made my lower back sore?

I'm doing StrongLifts 5x5. I hit gym in the night hours and this is the situation: BW: 64kgs Saturday: Rest Sun: 6km walk Mon: Squat 75kg 3sets of 5 reps, Bench 42.5kg 5x5, Barbell Row 42.5kg 5x5 Tue ...
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Core training on “rest” days

I started a gym routine 2 months ago consisting of just Pull-ups, Bench presses, Squats(with barbell), Dead-lifts and Military Presses And for the abs Hanging L raises, Russian twists and planks. I ...
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My legs are more sore than they've ever been?

So I was doing the leg press at my gym last Thursday with a relatively small amount(180) compared to my max(410) and after doing only 15 reps my legs(quads) got so sore. They still feel like they're ...
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Exercising assisting muscle then main muscle day after day? [closed]

So here is my question: Say on Monday you do the bench press and on Tuesday you do the shoulder press. Can this be okay or is it not enough rest because shoulders and triceps assist with the bench ...
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Workout effectiveness

It's my 3rd week going to gym. I'm 24 y.o. 87kg, 172cm male. Previously I only did some pull-up and dips. It's 3 times a week 1st day - chest, shoulders, biceps 2nd day - back, triceps 3rd day - ...
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Things to do during rest days

Currently, my workout consists of (exclusively) high-intensity exercises (some sprinting HIIT, pullups, and more). After a few attempts at research and help from this community, I've come to accept ...
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NASA's experiment of those who laid in bed for 70 days. What happened to their muscle mass?

I'd like to point out that the participants in the study had a caloric intake that would maintain their weight. Also, they were not allowed to move one bit from their bed. There was an exercising ...
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Is there good scientific evidence on the effectiveness of rest days for building mass?

I'm wondering if there is any study that compares two groups doing identical exercises, except that one group has fewer rest days than the other. I have seen a lot of conflicting evidence on the ...
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Which exercises are ok in days between push ups

i love push ups and im doing (5-6) push ups at this moment and increasing the amount every session, but as i heard about rest days i want to know what exercises are ok to do during rest days? Actually ...
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Do I need a rest day?

I currently work out 6 days a week. However, I'm not 'Pumping Iron'. I do mainly body-weight exercises. 'A' Days(upper body): 3 sets of: push-ups chin-ups pull-ups dips 'B' Days (core/lower body): ...
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good eye exercises for all day computer use

I'm working in IT for a company, so I have to spend 8 & 1/2 hours of day in front of a computer. Can you suggest some exercises that will help rest my eyes?
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Can a two weeks pause have a positive impact on strength training?

I am 42 yr old and have been doing a simple bodyweight squat/push/pull routine every third day for a few months. Then I had not any time for exercising any more during 13 days. Today I came back to ...
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Why do we need a resting period?

Everything you read about training tells you: Resting is just as important as training. I understand that if I train to much I get a negative training result. But do we really have to rest like ...
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What is the difference between rest and sleep? Can inactivity replace sleep?

I've just been reading about the importance of rest days and why sleep is important. According to Lego Stormtroopr, sleep is something you can't work around. I work at a desk in an office all day. ...
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Cycling the day after squatting

Currently I am doing a program similar too 5x5 stronglift, which contains squats. The squats are getting heavier each week and are making my muscles sore(in a good way). Every week day i cycle to ...
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How much proteins during rest day?

Assume you your weight is 75 kg (standard). You practised 5 days in a row by the schedule Each day 1.5 h 2 x 15 min (cardio) 1h long movement trainings, series practise 3x15 for pushups, pull-ups,...
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How do I arrange a beginner calisthenics workout and rest schedule?

I am a beginner at calisthenics and was wondering if someone could tell me the most basic workouts, along with their workouts and rest routine. I was able to do about 6-7 chin ups, 15-17 push ups 30-...
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If StrongLifts takes longer should you reduce volume?

I'm aware of what the report says but was advised to post the question. I am also interested in the responses more so that I can figure out how to proceed with my own gains. One of the main draws I ...
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One Rep Max related terminology - What 5RM mean?

I was going through this article in the benefits of rest-pause exercise and seen this recommendation which I need a bit of help to interpret. New to rest-pause? Try this chest routine to ... ...
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Is resting affected by office work?

I'm a computer programmer and I basically sit around for 8 hours each day just staring at the screen, coding. I started working out for about 3 months now. I'm working out from 12:00 to 12:40 pm ...
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What is the ideal number of days of rest to take every week for a beginner/intermediate bodybuilder/powerlifter?

Assuming the person is serious and workouts consistently, how do you decide how many days of rest are necessary? Based on previous research I had thought that the general idea was to rest for 1 or 2 ...
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Why many get stronger by working out with less intensity but every day, with no rest days?

Physiotherapists usually make you do several light sets every day in order to strengthen your healing injuries. Military training consists of lots of calisthenics, almost daily. Not so long ago, it ...
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How many days muscles need to rest? [duplicate]

I would like to know how many days should muscles rest before I have another workout with that muscle group? At the moment I am going to gym 3 times a week and on each day I have exercises for ...