I just had a quick question to all those out there. Is weight training three consecutive days bad for you? I would be training different muscle groups on the three days and rest for the remainder of the week. Let me know if anyone has insight.
It is imperative that your body has time to recover from each workout. By giving your muscles more time to recover between strength training sessions you will be on the road to major gains in strength, muscle size and fat loss. Instead of weight training for three consecutive days, perform a cardiovascular activity. 3 days weight training, 3 days cardio
Monday- Lower body workout (45 minutes 2 exercises)
Tuesday- 20 minutes cardio
Wednesday- Bicepts, tricepts
Thursday- 20 minutes cardio
Friday- Back, shoulders
Saturday- 20 minutes cardio
My advice would be to read the original BFL book and follow the workouts and nutrition by the book. It's a proven method and if done correctly (no shortcuts) the program definately works. During my challenge I often reread portions of the book for motivation or to make sure I was doing something correctly. IMHO the original BFL book is a must read to fully understand the program, I also bought and read the champions edition.
Good luck in your challenge!
I've seen other weight training excercise regimens that do no follow the BFL guidelines, for example 4 workouts per week. But all of them have a day off weight training between the sessions. Your body does need to rebuild the muscles, and weight training every day will tax it, perhaps too much.
However, I've never seen any recommendations that you avoid running or other cardio on the days you weight train.
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