How important is rest to muscle building. If it's important, how often should I have rest days per week?

How important is rest to muscle building. If it's important, how often should I have rest days per week?

  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Really depends on you, obv your arms are resting when you work legs and vice versa. So it's more about how you want to distribute the lifts you want to do. There are people that do 3 full body workouts and rest 4 days, personally i find this harder because you have to do all that volume in one day and it tanks your CNS. whereas working out 6 days a week means you can do easier/shorter workouts and your cns should be fine 24 hours later. that said 1-2 full days off a week is not a bad idea but its more about managing volume.

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >how many rest days
    how long it takes to recover from your session. However your arms and back may only need 1 day, while your legs could need 2.
    Only you will know after trying different programs, intensity, etc.
    I find what the other anon said is true. I do 3 day full body, but honestly cannot get every body part into that workout. CNS is fried after an hour and a half.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >2 days for legs to recover
      Then why do I have 7 days of DOMS?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        youre just starting, even if i max out Intensity I get minor doms in one or two muscles for a couple days

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        you're pushing way too hard

        Rest is the most important thing in muscle building. You can get away with a sub optimal training program, you can't get away with sub optimal rest, at least for a long time.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          doms go away the more you workout dumbass, it's not a rest thing

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            You do not need to reach doms to build muscle. And no, you can get doms even if you do workout often, and it's a sign that you've pushed yourself too hard.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              are we not supposed to push ourselves to the limit in each session?

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                it's complicated, sometimes but not always

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                the research says between 0-3 reps until failure will stimulate a muscle building response.

                doms mean almost nothing, if you're too sore to workout then rest but it doesn't mean you did anything wrong or right and they will 90% disappear after 2 weeks working out

                doms is a sure sign that you are pushing yourself too hard. It is completely normal to get some doms if you are starting a new workout program or doing a new lift. It is not normal to get doms if you have been working out for a while and it's a sign that you pushed yourself too hard.

                Your body isn't going to send you pain signals for no reason. Doms means you need to take more time to rest, which brings down your weekly volume and frequency, leading to sub optimal muscle growth rates.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              doms mean almost nothing, if you're too sore to workout then rest but it doesn't mean you did anything wrong or right and they will 90% disappear after 2 weeks working out

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Because you're new to the gym. Everything makes you stiff at that point. Trust me eventually you get to the point where you can hit the most brutal workout of your life and then the next morning you barely feel a thing

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Kind of important, work out separate groups of muscles on separate days. Dont try to autistically do everything in a single day, resting helps muscles recover and grow faster.

    Also roll

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      roll

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      god they all sound awful, fuck it

      as for thread, i just listen to body. if i overdo it, i rest until i feel up to it again, but i usually do everything 2 times a week and rest on the days im still sore until im ready to go again

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Roll

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      rolling

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      roll

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      for the trad

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Roll

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Roll.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >tractor gf
      wtf

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Blump

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      yeah i'll roll

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Let's roll f

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        OP is a good bro

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      the pain is unbearable

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      rool

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >tractor
      >no maintenance
      city slicker detected

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      rollin

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      roll

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      rollll

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Roll'n'

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      please amerifat girlfriend please please

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      redneck gf let's go

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Rollz

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Where's my doomer gf bros :c

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      roll

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      lord help me

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I mean you only build muscle while resting so you could say it's the most important component

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I workout 7 days a week. I have a bare minimum amount of exertion that needs to be accomplished until I "feel better" about myself. 500 crunches, 200 dragon flags, 150 bench dips, 150, bicep curls (35lbs weights) and 150 reverse pulls for tris. If I don't do these exercises at least every day I feel unaccomplished and disgusting. It's a mental thing more than a physical thing. I don't feel muscle fatigue from doing that 7 days a week. IMO that's a very light amount of work and the bare minimum to maintain without overdoing it.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Post arms you must be huge

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      > 200 dragon flags.
      We got a bruce lee in the house.

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >important
    >listen to your body
    just took a couple months of till I had motivation again, hit 2pl8 bench 3rd session back

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >he doesnt know

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If you don't feel that you need rest days you are doing something very wrong.

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    1 to 2 days if you are doing calisthenics 1 day between weight based training.

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I used to workput 6 days a week and barely saw any gains, then thanks to work and studies I was forced to switch to a 3 day PPL routine and my gains have been much better
    So yeah very important

  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Is it bad to work out while the muscles I'm targeting are still very sore from last time?

  13. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It is vital if you don't want to injure yourself.

  14. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Resting kills your gains, you should just do meth and keep lifting

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