Apr 20, 2010 4:08 AM GMT
I have a question regarding how often I should work my chest per week. I was doing chest twice a week -- on Mondays and on Fridays. I was increasing my strength in doing barbell bench presses. I decided to change my routine up so that I could have one free day -- a day of doing nothing -- since I was actually doing strength training five times a week and cardio twice a week. Now, I only do chest once a week. I do strength training 4 days a week, cardio twice a week, and have a free day. With these new schedule, I noticed immediately that my strength has decreased in doing the barbell bench press. Before, I was benching 175 (4-6 reps). Now, I'm benching 175 for 3-4 reps. I do my chest on the first day after my free day. What should I do? I do not want to lose my strength. Is this just my body trying to get used to my new schedule? Should I change the day that I do chest? Or, should I go back to doing chest twice a week?