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PMT530 Posts: 1,529
10/15/18 5:12 A

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I like to do upper 2x weekly and lower 2x weekly and abs daily

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10/12/18 10:52 A

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1. The best schedule is one you can stick with.

2. Give yourself plenty of rest time, and work some cardio/stretching in on the "off" days to help keep your limber and comfy.

3. Keep in mind that as you age, your body will require more recovery time for both cardio and weight lifting!

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10/10/18 10:48 P

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thanks for the input!

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10/9/18 5:43 A

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It takes between 48-72 hours for your muscles to recover and rebuild after a strength training session, so either approach would be OK.

Personally, I tend to the view that your Tue, Thur, Sat approach would give you 2 48 hour breaks AND a 72 hour break, which mixes the benefits of more frequent ST sessions, with a longer break to allow your muscles to recover more fully.

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10/9/18 5:08 A

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Your scheduling also depends on whether you are doing full body workouts or specific body parts. You need rest time for your muscles to recuperate and grow.

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10/8/18 11:14 P

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"Is it better to have set days (Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday) or just do every other day when lifting weights?"
Which schedule are YOU more likely to stick with?


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10/8/18 10:09 P

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Its entirely up to you, your schedule, and your preferences! Some people thrive on rigid schedules... others are content to take it as it comes....

The one thing to remember is that you should consider getting in one or two rest days a week.... If you are doing something every other day (I'm assuming cardio on the alternate days...), then when are you getting that rest/recuperation?

Personally, I tend to do the "take it as it comes". This is because we *really* enjoy outdoor cardio --walking/biking-- and weather plays a big factor. On the cold, wet days I turn to strength training. So I'm a bit inconsistent...but working on it.... If I end up with two or three days of "indoor" then I make one a day off, or do a really light workout. All the best,
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10/8/18 5:57 P

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Is it better to have set days (Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday) or just do every other day when lifting weights?

I will reach my goal!


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