How often to hit each body part

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    How often to hit each body part


    Does anyone know what is best for a general muscle building routine. I have been training for about a year consistently now and have always done a four day split, working out 5-6 days a week. I started reading Arnold's Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding and his programs seem to hit each body part much more often. (Chest, back, legs, abs M/W/F and shoulders, arms, abs T/TH/S). To do that I would have to do way fewer exercises in order to recover every other day. Right now I pretty much beat the **** out of each muscle group once every 5 days or so. What are other people's opinions on this? I'm just wondering if I would benefit from changing my frequency up a bit.

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    Once per week is where I get the best results.
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    it's going to depend.. smaller muscle groups can generally will recover more quickly.. thus, you can work them more often..

    Once per week though is pretty great for bodybuilding purposes though.
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    Yeah I've been getting great results that way so far. I was just wondering because I like everything in Arnold's book so far except for his recommended splits.
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    Never hurts to change it up every 4-6 weeks either.
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