1 Day per week as good as 4?
- 01-26-2005, 02:36 AM
1 Day per week as good as 4?
I don't have much time, and a limited gym membership, and so I've been thinking of just going 1 day/week and training everything on that day - is that a bad idea?
WHy do people do body parts on 4 seperate days instead of just going 1 day per week and training every body part on that day?
Training each body part 1 day a week is the ideal right? Or should one hit the same body part more than that per week?
- 01-26-2005, 07:22 AM
Originally Posted by Angular Air
01-26-2005, 07:27 AM
IF THAT IS THE ONLY WAY YOU COULD GET IN THE GYM IS ONE DAY A WEEK ...I WOULD GO TWICE IN ONE DAY..LIKE EARLY MORNING AND LATE EVENING ! DO LIKE BACK AND SHOULDERS MORNING..GO HOME REST ALL DAY EAT GOOD AND DO CHEST, LEGS AND ARMS IN EVE !WOULD BE BETTER IF YOU WENT MORE OFTEN BUT DO WHAT YOU CAN !
01-26-2005, 10:14 AM
01-26-2005, 10:25 AM
"Training each body part 1 day a week is the ideal right?"
that's the wrong mindset to have. there is no "ideal" when it comes to training. and furthermore, to an extent, goals define means.
OLers often squat 4 times a week. that would be less than optimal for a BBer.
but no workout scheme is ideal. that type of mindset will necessarily lead to false conclusions
i agree that if you can only workout one day a week, that two sessions (or maybe even three) in that day would give better results than one session
frequency + volume are two very important parameters. F is necessarily low with you. with only one workout per week, F+V would be exceptionally low. two in the one day will give much better results ceteris paribus
01-26-2005, 11:25 AM
I was going to ask if that was a possibility. That would make a world of difference.Originally Posted by glenihan
01-26-2005, 11:45 AM
if i was going to workout 2 days a week AND those days were seperated by at least 1 off day, i would try (assuming you've built up a decent base) a 20 rep squat program variant
that could be very effective on 2 days a week
01-26-2005, 02:30 PM
01-27-2005, 11:32 AM
Thanks for all the advice, I think I'll try to do at least 2 days a week, upper body and lower body days...
I did some research on the net and indeed found some good info...
01-28-2005, 02:04 AM
01-28-2005, 10:31 AM
i don't think i got your email, i get a TON of junk mail so its possible i accidently deleted it ... which email address did you send it to
01-28-2005, 06:36 PM
01-29-2005, 11:20 AM
well i don't want to post my main email address for several reasons but email me at [/email] and make it clear in the subject you're from AM and i'll do my best to help you out
01-29-2005, 11:56 AM
I tried that once and it simply didnt work for me, a minimum of 2 days per week is needed for most people. If its any help try just 2 sets per exercise with lighter weights. Sometimes if you force yourself to wo you might be suprised how much strength you can muster even though you feel tired.
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