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    How often do you guys lift

    Just curious how often you guys put out in the gym. I read here a while ago someone saying that working the same muscles twice in one week is too much.

    Also what rep range do you usually try to hit when trying to put on mass?

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    My latest... Only thing I like hitting twice is Tri's. I rest completely on SAT and SUN.
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    Mon - legs, shoulders
    Tues - back, triceps
    Wed- chest, biceps
    Thur - off
    Fri - legs, core, arm pump
    Sat - chest, back
    Sun- off


    I knocked my working sets on the large muscle groups down to 3 each session with rep ranges of 8-12, with the smaller muscle groups I usually working in the 4-5 set range and aiming for 12-15 reps (sometimes 20).

    I am enjoying the higher rep ranges with moderate weights; getting results with minimal joint pain. I also superset 2-3 movements and run the entire workout as circuit training style so I am getting some cardio in without dedicating another half hour post workout. Iíll probably maintain this regimen through the summer then go to a 3 day push pull leg routine with heavier loads and less reps in the fall winter season.


    I donít do deadlifts anymore, sometimes I use rack pull method and I stopped using the trap bar for shrugs (use straight bar now) because there is too much sway and I think it was the cause of my shoulder bursitis recently which put my workouts on hold for a couple weeks and pissed me off greatly.

    so the trap bar is pretty much useless to me now, my wife used to use it for deadlifts but the handles were too far for her to perform the movement safely too so... yeah the trap bar is pretty much useless to us now. Lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phill View Post
    I workout every single fucking day.
    How do you split it though? Obviously you arenít doing the same thing every day...

    I donít have that luxury of time. Iíve got three days a week where I can get 2-3 hours.

    I mean I could go every day but only for 1 hour at a time.

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    3-5 days a week but I have 3 kids and a super busy schedule. I can def say when I was single or didn't have kids I put 2x the time and intensity into it and I of course looked and felt 2x better. Doing the best I can though with work and kids and I think that is the best anyone can aim for.

    I like doing 5 and I try to get every muscle group in 2x. I do traps and calves 3x per week
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    How often do you guys lift

    Now I usually train 5-6 days week hitting each muscle 2x week. I have lowered my sets and training of calves since Iíve been walking or hiking daily and my calves been getting crazy worked.

    Back in the day we only trained 4 days week and hit each muscle once a week. Sometimes we hit calves 2-3 week though.
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    My 12 hour shift schedule absolutely sucks for trying to maintain a consistent schedule.


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    These days Iím into low volume and higher intensity. I just canít go as long and hard as I could in my 20s. I try to hit everything 3x a week but like I said low volume. Iíve been diggin full bodies and an occasional upper/lower split. I try not knock that shit out with a quickness tho. Iíve really cut down on my rest periods between sets. It helps me achieve a workout I can walk away from knowing and feeling I got a good one in a shorter period of time since I donít have the endurance I once did. Everyone has a preference for how they balance and configure their workouts. Gotta find what works for you.


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    3 days a week. 2 way split. 2 exercise rotations. Following Jordan Peters training philosophy.

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    6 days per week high volume but listen to your body how you recover feel is important

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    Listen to your body, and log everything. Over the years I have a pretty decent understanding of how fast different muscle groups recover for strength (easy to measure) and size (takes a lot longer to measure). So I tend to work out 4-6 times a week depending on what I am training for.


    Heavy deadlifts can take a week to recover from, but there's no way that bicep curls, or shoulder work is limited to once a week as far as their ability to recover.

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    if I'm doing a hypertrophy cycle I'll do bodybuilding concepts, split the body into parts and do 6 days. When I do strength cycles I think like a powerlifter and train 4 days with more recovery.

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    Right now I'm getting in what I can, 3-4 days per week. Mountaindog style workouts. Split is like this:

    Legs
    Chest/shoulders
    Off
    Back
    Arms/leg pump
    Off
    Off

    If it works out like that. Half the time it's either all pushed together without the off day in between, or I take two off in the middle while I travel for work. Just kinda depends what happens with work and how I'm feeling honestly. I've gotten much more aware of my body when issues start coming up and I take the time off when it needs it. I'm bigger than I've ever been but still not lean enough. Crazy how fast I gained size back after this last crazy year and my diverticulitis attack. Just wish I could eat more normally.

    As far as rep ranges, I typically stay around 8 to failure and also have 12-15 rep stuff in there as well. For shoulders, I do one heavy pressing movement and then two higher rep isolation ones, usually around 15 reps for middle delts and 20-25 for rears. I'll also throw in a high rep set for quads as well, something around 20 reps, after my last heavy set.
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