Thursday, October 11, 2012

Training and Rest Days

Great workout today and here's a question on my rest and recovery schedule.

My #meathead training today (moved up a day because of weekend travel): Bench, chins, db incline, db row, bb row, db rear delt raise.

Q from How many "rest" days do you take per week? Do you plan them or listen to your body?


I am on a 9 day training cycle. Day 1 - Squat, Day 2 - bodyweight training, Day 3 - extra mobility work and dog walk, Day 4 - Bench, Day 5 = Day 2, Day 6 = Day 3, Day 7 = Deadlift, Day 8 = Day 2, Day 9 = Day 3.

And another question on rest for muscle building:  I am trying build muscle, what do you recommend for rest periods between sets?


You can use supersets with minimal rest between exercises and 60-90 seconds between supersets. If you want one heavy superset at the start, double the rest. Muscle building doesn't need long rests. Only strength, power, speed, and skill training need rest.

Today's Kickbutt Mindset Tips:
"Be authentic. Don't try to be someone you aren't. You'll hate yourself for it & the effort to maintain the facade will exhaust you. BE REAL! Many won't like the real you but that's better than having people adore the person that isn't you at all." - Larry Winget

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Craig Ballantyne, CTT
Certified Turbulence Trainer

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