Sunday, December 14, 2014

Training Frequency

Whether you are a beginner or a Pro bodybuilder, most frequently debated and sort after topic is training frequency. Your gains and progress in the iron game depends on figuring out what exactly works out for you when it terms of training frequency.

We always have had debate as to which is the best way train, is it volume training or very low volume routines. Volume training was popularized by Arnold Schwarzenegger and H.I.T by Arthur Jones and Mike Mentzer. Even from top level athlete of 90’s stand point Dorian Yates did advocate low volume training and did say that’s what helped him win six Olympia titles. Well the fact I am writing about this is not to replicate an Olympia winning physique, but just to make sure what suits better for the general public. People, who don’t want to compete, but want to get in shape, people who are athletes and want to cross train to get in shape and better their performance in their respective sport.

Now let’s face it, we all know most pro bodybuilders are on steroids of one form or another. So when a pro is on steroids he can train twice a day and still recover faster from the rigorous workouts and keep training 6 days a week. But that’s not the case with a layman who trains naturally just to get in shape, him training even 5 days a week once per day can be end up being over training. Over training not only deprives him of making muscle gains but also de-motivates him and can end up with injury. I strongly recommend beginners and natural athletes to train low volume and high intensity. Train should be brief and relatively in frequent in case of mass cycle. I would say train anywhere from 3 days to 4 days a week to get good results naturally.

1 comment:

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