Is it Good to Workout with Weights Daily?


Training every other day is one of the best workout splits that you can do. However, I don't have a lot of time for my workouts, so I prefer to split up each day by body part. This way I can workout 5 days a week. For example, back and biceps one day, chest and triceps the next day, shoulders the next day, and then legs the last day. I also incorporate a few mins of abs daily as well, but I don't need to overdo my ab exercises either. My workouts generally only take 30-40 mins 5 days a week, and that includes cardio, weights, abs, and stretching! The best part of all this is that I workout at home 100% of the time!

There is a common misconception among newbies that the more you train the more progress you will make. This simply is not true, your body does not grow when you are in the gym. When you train a muscle you break down muscle fibers that need to be repaired. This repairing process happens predominantly when you sleep but it will continue during the day (Up to 48 hours after you workouts). If you train the same muscles too often, you will prevent this process from repairing your muscles and therefore not building muscle.

Lifting weight is the best way to build muscle and loss fat. Nutrition is even more important. In fitness, you will not get anywhere on a bad diet. This doesn't mean that you can’t eat the foods you love at all! If you follow flexible nutrition, you will be able to eat what you like as long as it fits into your macros.

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