How many day's of the week to train?

  • Desmondlug

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    Dec 30, 2009 8:55 PM GMT
    I was just wondering I started about two months ago weight lifting and I go three days and take a day off then go three days again and so on. I was wondering if that is a good plan or should I rest more. For example

    Monday: Chest, Triceps
    Tuesday: Back, and legs
    Wednesday: Biceps, shoulders
    Thursday: Rest day

    Another question I have is, can doing to much cardio deplete the body of muscle. I run 7 days a week for at least 60 minutes. And can anyone recommend a really good core workout and how I should incorporate it into my schedule. A really good one for lean strong abs.

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    Dec 30, 2009 9:11 PM GMT
    Tell me
    (1) what you look like now
    (2) what you want to look like and
    (3) what you want to be able to do (any sports involved, or do you just want to be able to pull guys who look like this

  • Desmondlug

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    Jan 02, 2010 2:13 AM GMT
    Well currently I am 5' 11 165lbs I will post some pics when I get time soon hopefully. I would sure like to look like the guy in the pics you sent and just attract guys like that. So you think maybe going to gym like seven says a week just doing more might help. Its hard for me because I was a running so I was very thin long thin arms but I have been going to gym for about a month and have built some muscle not much though. A good question is how long does it take to build some good muscle?
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    Jan 02, 2010 2:20 AM GMT
    This has been covered quite a few other times here in the forums, as recently as last week.

    The answer is always the same: contingent to your ability to recover, state of health / fitness / hydration / glycogen load, rest, and living priorities your program may differ. There is no set number.

    If you don't have adequate calories you will suffer metabolic lag, lose lean body mass, and be lethargic. If you have too many calories you'll get fat.

    Contingent to your goals, 1 hour a day of cardio, may, or may not, be too much.

    Visible abs are mostly a function of body fat. I.e., if you're lean enough, you'll have visible abs, whether you're 280, or 120. It's not so much the workout as the diet.

    You'll have to define your goals and do some reading.