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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-30-2004, 06:21 PM Thread Starter
 
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too much?

Ok im trying to gain a little mass in my chest and arms so I have been going to the gym probably everyday lifting weights and working on my abs too. Is going everyday too much, my chest and arms arnt really hurting the next day, im doing about 3 reps of 6-7 and im doing about the max weight that I can do with all the reps. or do you guys have any suggestions?
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-30-2004, 06:24 PM
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You don't need to work them everyday. Your muscles need a break to recover, this is how they get bigger. Get a routine put together and take a couple days off from working the same bodypart to let it recover.

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You don't need to work them everyday. Your muscles need a break to recover, this is how they get bigger. Get a routine put together and take a couple days off from working the same bodypart to let it recover.
Pretty much! Post your routine and we will critique it! Everyday..is probably overwork. Let me see what your routine looks like(weight training/cardio) and I'll see if I/we can help.
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-01-2004, 12:58 AM
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dont work the same muscle group w/o giving it a 72 hour rest

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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-01-2004, 10:22 AM
 
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72 hrs..
that seems like a realy long time. i have only done about every other day. then again i am not exactly "The Hulk" or anything either.. haha
just wandering where you found this info really.
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-01-2004, 11:17 AM
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72 hours is a long time and you really don't need that much time for rebuild, muscles like the abs, calves, and forearms rebuild much faster than others also. When I was really trying to build mass I was doing:

Day 1:Chest/Triceps
Day 2:Back/Biceps
Day 3:Legs
Day 4ff or cardio
Day 5:Chest/Triceps
Day 6:Back
Day 7:Off or cardio

Depending on if you really want to build your biceps or triceps you may want to devote a whole workout to them. I also did abs and calves every other day regardless of what my actual workout for the day was.

I also changed it up a few times, never really stayed with a routine (reps and sets I mean) for longer than 3 weeks

Right now I'm working at Costco pushing carts so I get cardio and workout in just doing that and I have another job also, so I don't have a lot of time.
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The major muscle groups do need 72 hours for the great majority of people.

Like you said, abs, forearms, etc dont necessarily need that much time.

Most people only work out a body part at most twice a week and many are once a week.

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does anyone know good workouts for your triceps and bicep
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does anyone know good workouts for your triceps and bicep
http://www.exrx.net/Lists/Directory.html

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