Is "working out every day kills gains" a meme?
Even Scooby reccomends lifting every other day but I've got so much free time all I want to do is lift. Does anyone lift daily and cycle muscle groups so they have time to recover?
You cant lift up to 5 times a week , your body is not going to be destroyed , but what you are going to see mostly is strength gains while limiting your ability to build muscle.
Simply put if your goal is to LOOK better , lift three days a week , eat more on those days , cut back on rest days and don't be autistic about it
The fact /fit/ doesn't know what a meme is is my favorite meme
It's all about what you are doing, if you are wanting to Squat bench and DL every day for 5 days at 80-90% 1rm then you are going to overtrain and cause injuries.
If you do something where you divide your compounds like what PPL does then sure you can do that 6 days a week.
You also can train daily Squat bench and oly lifts or other lifts however you need to control your 1rm intensity.
tl;dr Yes it can be done but you have to be clever and not some dumbfuck that thinks more is better.
Should have known you fucked up right there
Overtraining doesn't exist fuck wits. It's entirely possible to work out hard every day on a split or PPL. Fit just loves to spout the "hur only workout three times a week otherwise you'll hurt ur gains brah" meme. If going for aesthetics a split is much more functional anyway fit is just full of
so I can work it out hard senpai, idk
i'm still DYEL, I started with SS for awhile so I thought it'd be nice to change
I'm way down to do a 3-day split though, but what would my routine be? Not even sure
That depends ENTIRELY on how you train.
If you workout consists of 1 repitition of air squats, then you can train 5 times a day, 365 days a year and be fine.
If on the other hand your workout consists of back squatting for 20 sets of maximal singles, then you can probably only repeat that once every two weeks, or even less frequenly if you'r e really strong.
You can cycle through muscle groups in order to eliminate the need for rest days FOR YOU MUSCLE. You will still however need a number of rest days for your nervous system. How much rest you need depends on how hard you push yourself when you train. The heavier weights you throw around and the more psyched up you get and the more you're taking your sets to failure, the greater the need for offdays become.
Protein synthesis in nattys ends at about 36-48 hours after working out. This is why many of the popular beginner routines have only 3 days a week. It is more efficient to hit each muscle group 1-2 times multiple times per week rather than blasting each muscle group once a week. If you're on steroids disregard everything I just said as your protein synthesis window is significantly longer
most relevant link I've found
in short it seems to let you do both a
-push pull legs hypertrophy split
-upper lower powerlifting split
each week with sufficient rest
>not doing PHAT with cardio/abs/forearms on rest days
who else /7daysaweek/ here/
What do you think the turnover rate for /fit/ is?
I wonder how many people come here then leave versus how many people have been here for a while.
Me, personally, I go through on and off phases with browsing fit.
I'm too beta to go to the gym so I just do about an hour of Push-ups, sit ups, squats, planks, curls, etc. in my basement. I do this everyday. Am I doing it right?
My main goal is to look good without being a skinny fuck boi but I also don't really care for being huge. Just Brad Pitt fight club meme.
I hope you do pullups, hyperextensions, bodyweight rows and bulgarian split squats
once you hit the point where you can do 3x20 on most of your exercises bodyweight stuff is going to become increasingly less useful for building strength+muscle mass
Tried pull-ups on the monkey bars at the park when I was on a run (autistic, I know) I pulled something on my shoulder so I didn't try again. I'll look up the other things you suggested though. Thanks mate
ITT: People saying working out 3 times a week is better for making gains than 5 times
a bit ghetto but nothing wrong with working out in the park
once you've recovered from your injury you might want to try jumping negative pullups to build that pulling strength to the level where you can do regular ones safely
I highly recommend investing in a pullup bar, you'll be able to do chinups if your dumbbells get too light for decent curls and hanging leg raises once situps become too easy
I'll try that next time, thank you. Can't do a pull up bar because we're in the process of moving. My mom is a nazi with everything staying clean and perfect so I can't mess up any doorways
>tfw I got more solid gainz by going 3 x per week compared to 4x
>thanks to doc-bro who informed me on the importance of maintaining lower cortisol levels