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Why are most novice programs limited to 3x/week when most novices want to train more?

As well as physical burnout, as addressed in Thomas's answer, a 3/week routine helps deal with mental burnout. I believe the GMB people wrote an article that's a bit more detailed (I can't access it ...
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Why are most novice programs limited to 3x/week when most novices want to train more?

You have to find a compromise between how often you want to train, and how quickly you can recover. There is nothing magic about a 3/week full body program. 3/week just happens to be a good frequency ...
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Why are most novice programs limited to 3x/week when most novices want to train more?

If a novice wants to do more than 3x/week, is it detrimental to his progress? Possibly, yes. The main factor is not whether 6x/week hurts, but that 3x/week works. Nothing is as proven in the amateur ...
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What harm does it do if a bodybuilder wears no gloves when working out at a gym?

You get bad-ass calluses. That's about it. More serious answer. Reasons to wear gloves: They can help grip if chalk is not an option in the gym. It increases the texture of your palm which will ...
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What strategies should a fit middle-aged novice runner use to get started?

I'd say that you should pay close attention to any kind of joint pain, and to avoid running if you encounter such pain in the hips, knees, or ankles. As we age, the cartilage and synovial fluid in ...
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What strategies should a fit middle-aged novice runner use to get started?

Join a local running club. Usually there are similar people with similar fitness levels and they are a great resource for learning what is best to do, avoid, and what is normal. Include walking ...
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