do you guys believe in over-training, or under-recuperation? i mean, i concentrate on one part daily (like arms, chest, legs, back, shoulders, and core all on different days). I know that guys back in the 70's hit each part 3x/week, and they got good results. i train each part once a week, to about maybe a week and a half (i got a funky work/class schedule). let's say i wanted to hit twice a week for each part, so i hit let's say... arms and legs on one day, chest and back another, then shoulders and core another day, take a day off, then switch up the combos for three days, another day off, etc.? would you guys think it would be over-training? if not, recommend the best ways to help my body recover the best?
the only reason i'm asking is because the ramblin' freak column in MD mag sparked my thoughts this month (the new march issue). valentino pointed out that guys back in the 70's hit 3x/week each body part, and used less roids than today's top bodybuilders. now, guys take more juice, and train 1x/week for each part of their body. and he mentioned that now more than 1x/week is overtraining even with higher "juice levels" (per say).
what's everyone's take on this? you hit 1, 2, or 3x/week? and what do you guys think would be best? stick to my current routine of once a week per part, or bump it up to twice or three times? diet ideas for recovery i would love to hear as well!!! throw it at me. i enjoy new ideas/philosophies on training and dieting.