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Mirandaesque 09-12-2012 01:54 PM

The "In Between"?
Thanks for taking the time to read this...

My questions is: What type of workout do you all do "In Between" hitting major muscle groups?

My Routine: I'm doing intense weight training every other day. For example I will work Legs-Monday, Back/Shoulders-Wed., Biceps/Triceps/Forearms-Friday.

Abs and cardio I perform every workout day. Should this be the only thing I do in between days I hit major muscle groups? I understand recovery and rest is important to this lifestyle, so I'm interested in finding out how you all put these concepts all together.


Commander 09-12-2012 02:15 PM

You could do a few light sets for the muscle your worked the previous day to facilitate blood flow/recovery.

Or if you wanted to get more workouts in during the week, you could also accelerate your split. Instead of a day off between each workout, do 2 on 1 off. Thus Legs - Monday, Back/Shoulders -Tuesday, off, Arms - Thursday, Legs - Friday, off, Back/Shoulders - Sunday, Arms - Monday, etc. etc.

Or if what you are doing is working for you, just enjoy it and keep going until you stall out. Then once your progress stops, try something different.

Mirandaesque 09-12-2012 06:43 PM

Thanks for taking the time to reply with good advice.

Now that's something I haven't considered, accelerating my split. I like the thought of not having more than a day off between lifting, at least for a couple months.

Hitting Legs twice in a week? Ouchie! I still walk like I have something crammed up the dark side of my moon after Leg days.

Commander 09-12-2012 07:17 PM

No problem, I enjoy trying to help.

As to your legs and the frequency, you will be amazed at what the human body will adapt to. You will be sore at first, but you will get used to it rather quickly. Of course, it would be sensible to adjust volume slightly to help with the transition.

Mirandaesque 09-13-2012 01:42 PM


This is true! I can hit heavier on the weekends when I can recover more easily, and then lighter during the work week. I think we have a good plan going now...
Thank you!

Commander 09-13-2012 01:53 PM

No problem, good luck!

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