Splitting Up Your Week: What's The Best Way?

August 28, 2014

Splitting Up Your Week: What's The Best Way?

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If you’re new to fitness, finding the best workout schedule can be a bit confusing at first.

No worries, I am here to help!

SOME GENERAL PRECAUTIONS TO TAKE

ONE: I recommend at least 48 hours between working the same muscle groups.

For example, if you worked “legs” on Monday, I would wait till at least Wednesday to work them again. Rest is SO crucial when trying to develop muscle.

When you lift weights, you are micro-tearing the muscle fibers, and the rest time is when they repair and grow.

Rest is a good thing!

Over-training can lead to even more time you need to take off.

Sample Schedule:

Sunday-rest
Monday-Legs
Tuesday-shoulders/traps
Wednesday-rest
Thursday-Legs
Friday-Chest/Triceps
Saturday-back/biceps

TWO: When mixing cardio/weights in the same session, I always recommend WEIGHTS FIRST, CARDIO SECOND.

However, you could warm up for weights with some light cardio for 5-10 minutes.

If you are doing two different sessions in one day, it doesn’t matter which you do first.

Again, these are just some general precautions and recommendations when planning out your workout week. Do what works best for you, try out different schedules and see which you feel best with, it’s all about you, everyone is different!

What works for you? Comment below! 




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