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    5 day a week questions...


    Simply put, I see alot of guys do 5 day a week routines, but taking WEDNESDAY off, and SAT or SUN.

    Is this better than just going 5 days straight, and taking the weekend off?

    Either way you get 2 recovery days, but is there an advantage to spliting them up?

    Ie:

    Monday: LIFT
    Tuesday: LIFT
    Wednesday: LIFT
    Thursday: LIFT
    Friday: LIFT
    sat: off
    sunff

    VS:


    Monday: LIFT
    Tuesday: LIFT
    Wednesday: off
    Thursday: LIFT
    Friday: LIFT
    sat: off
    sun:LIFT

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    To simply put it without getting technical its a CNS thing, your muscles can handle going 5 days straight but your CNS for the average person cant, taking that 1 day rest in between gives your CNS a little break...
    "Dont worry about the burn man! You can do Jane Fonda classes if you want the burn"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Newtonselite View Post
    To simply put it without getting technical its a CNS thing, your muscles can handle going 5 days straight but your CNS for the average person cant, taking that 1 day rest in between gives your CNS a little break...
    Kinda what I figured, just didnt know for sure, I mean, I did a 5 day a week and put legs in the middle to kinda break up lower/uper body. Do you think even while on a bulk, having the nutrition there you can still overtrain? I mean, assuming calories, protein, and sleep are proper and present?

    I like being there 5 days a week, but think I may do 4 days..

    Chest Bis
    Legs
    OFF
    Back Tri
    Shoulders
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    Its volume dependant a lot also, take max ot for example thats 1 body part a day 5 days a week, with sat sun off, but less overall volume
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    Quote Originally Posted by Newtonselite View Post
    Its volume dependant a lot also, take max ot for example thats 1 body part a day 5 days a week, with sat sun off, but less overall volume
    You mean like

    Chest
    Back
    Legs
    Arms
    Shoulders

    Would that be ok, due to hitting only one group each day? I mean, could that really beat your CNS up enough to lead to overtraining?

    Sorry, just trying to learn
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cantell View Post
    You mean like

    Chest
    Back
    Legs
    Arms
    Shoulders

    Would that be ok, due to hitting only one group each day? I mean, could that really beat your CNS up enough to lead to overtraining?

    Sorry, just trying to learn
    If you really want to do something like that, and dont mind heavy lifting go too Lots of programs thread post number (9) its got the max ot layout there! otherwise man train how you want, and what days you what with what ever volume, Just make sure of course your basic program structure is solid and no willy nilly exercises, and see how you go, Listen to your body, youll know straight away if your body is over trained, google symptoms of over training. Also make sure every week that your getting stronger on your lifts especially on your compound movements. If you are finding your feeling over trained, make reductions in your program, decrease overall volume add in rest days ect, until your not feeling over trained and making small weekly strength increases.
    "Dont worry about the burn man! You can do Jane Fonda classes if you want the burn"
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    I usually go 7 days a week... Take 2 days for just cardio... I think just try doing five straight and see how your body responds.. I typically do

    mon-chest
    tues-shoulder
    weds-legs
    thurs- cardio abs
    fri- arms
    sat- back
    sunday-- cardio abs
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    I've had some good luck with my 5 day split
    Monday chest and abs/cardio
    Tuesday back shoulder traps and abs/cardio
    Wednesday legs
    Thursday bi tri
    Friday abs
    Saturday rest
    Sunday cardio
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