Post # 1
I’ve seen various workouts for squats, running etc that say to only do them 3 days a week…but there are 7 days in a week…so for 4 days you aren’t doing anything! Is it best to do these on alternate days and maybe do something else on the other alternate days and have one day of rest? Or should you do it all in one go and have 4 days off?
Post # 3
- Wedding: September 2013 - Creek club at ion, SC
According to Fiance (fitness trainer), alternate days are better because you muscles need time to relax and repair except for your abs which you can work out as often as you please.
Post # 4
@FromA2B2013: Yes, it is best to do these things on alternate days, leaving your body time to rest and for supercompensation to occur.
Also, when working out your exercise schedule, remember the F.I.T. principal – Frequency, Intensity, Time.
How often you train is the most important factor contributing to fitness.
Intensity of exercise, or how hard you train, is the second most important.
Time, or duration of exercise, is the least important of the three.
That means, first, add another workout. Second, increase how hard you work out. Lastly, increase the length of time you spend exercising.
You also MUST build in time for rest. Working out 7 days per week gives you the same gains as 5 days per week. 6 days/week is your sweet spot for maximal gains, but 3 days/week is far better than 0!