Rest days are a total meme if youre training right, eating, and sleeping enough.

Rest days are a total meme if you’re training right, eating, and sleeping enough. You’re losing out on at least TWO DAYS worth of gains every week if you’re resting.

>been running PPL nonstop for almost two months
>stronger each session
>steadily gaining weight
>looking joocy

What’s the catch? Why are rest days shilled so hard here?

  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    You have not lifted heavy.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I lift in the 8-12 rep range for upper body and 12-15 for legs. There’s no need to lift heavy if your goal isn’t pure strength as it’s just greater west and tear/risk of injury

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        You're more likely to injure yourself doing high rep workouts with less rest days in a week than you are doing heavy workouts with more rest days.
        If you're doing more than 8 reps the weight is too easy and you need to do more weight until you can do 8+ with that weight.
        Doing fluff and pump meme workouts with 10+ rep sets gives you muscle that disappears after a few weeks of not lifting. Strength gains and size last much longer and come back faster after a period of not working out.
        This is all assuming you are natural, if you're on roids you can do whatever and still get big but strength is still optimal (see the weight that Yates and Coleman were doing)

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          I should clarify, for my one main compound per session it’s 6-8 reps. Legs are 10-12. There just doesn’t seem to be any point to taking days off of each muscle group gets 72 hours recovery between sessions

          Tendinitis would be the only main concern but if that starts to happen I will simply take a couple days off

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          post body, retard

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Imagine working out everyday and still have no life goals or gf

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >have gf
      >got sober
      >get out of dead end career
      >starting college in the summer
      >getting in the best shape of my life
      yeah, nah

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      couldn’t be me

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    post body

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Been lifting on and off for years but started gym daily and eating ~3000 calories a day on November 23rd. Started at 146lbs after drinking and using drugs daily for months

      >5’11, 165lbs
      >bench 135 to 185x8
      >strict OHP 65 to 110x8
      >25lb weighted pull-ups x8
      >full ROM wide stance leg press 90 to 275x15

      Can’t squat or DL due to disc issues

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >>5’11, 165lbs
        I think we've found the catch.
        See if you can keep skipping rest days in a year or two.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Sorry, 230x15 leg press

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >Can’t squat or DL due to disc issues
        lel You're going to have more issues than that if you keep going as you are. But feel free to "prove us wrong." See you in five years with your next post:
        >Compounds are a scam! 100% injury rate! Machine isolation for lyfe!

        Then after that:
        >lifting is a scam! calisthenics is the way to go!

        Followed by:
        >why exercise you're all wasting your time go to the library

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >being this mad that I don’t need rest days

          You're lifting extremely light weight and not getting any injuries. Wait untill you start lifting big boy weights and getting all kinds of pains.

          I don’t care about numbers. I just like lifting and looking good.. plan to bulk to 180, then cut to 170-175 and maintain

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >I don’t care about numbers.
            Oh you will. Once you realize that muscles grow under tension, and that low weights don't give the same activation and growth. If you're fine with twinkmode then sure continue as you are.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              If you think he is twinkmode you are a fat fuck, guaranteed.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        LMAO u look like that and decided you‘re gonna come here to preach ur bs?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          post body

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Post body.

            Say less samefag

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              Two days on one day off PPL + Occasional Arm Day

              Post body.

              post body

              https://i.imgur.com/mdWaQdu.jpg

              Been lifting on and off for years but started gym daily and eating ~3000 calories a day on November 23rd. Started at 146lbs after drinking and using drugs daily for months

              >5’11, 165lbs
              >bench 135 to 185x8
              >strict OHP 65 to 110x8
              >25lb weighted pull-ups x8
              >full ROM wide stance leg press 90 to 275x15

              Can’t squat or DL due to disc issues

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              Oh please, post grainier picture with more toilets in the background 🙂

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Once your mom is done cleaning them i just might, gay

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Why the animosity, did your uncle rape you again?

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              Mirin chest

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Post body.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        165lb at 5'11" is..... not very much. If you're anything like me I think what you'll find is that you'll need dedicated rest days to break past 175.

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Inexperienced lifters making noob gains training 6 days a week & assuming that more is better - truly an iconic combo

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >leaving gains on the table every week
      NGMI

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I'm going to tell you something & you'll ignore it but that's ok. You're an early intermediate lifter which means you're at the stage in your lifting where you'll be doing the most days in the gym & the most sets.
        The volume you need doesn't just keep going up. It goes up from beginner to intermediate then it actually goes down slightly as you get into the advanced stage because of your strength level & proficiency at grinding on the lifts. You're in that early intermediate place right now & 6 days training a week sounds real good. Problem is, you're treating it as a universal thing & telling people who are both less & more advanced than you what they should be doing. You haven't cracked the code because there's no code to crack - the ideal amount of training days & sets is not static, it changes as you get more developed in the gym. When your bench goes from 180lb for 8 to 220lb for 8 you may start to see what I mean.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Not him but i appreciate ppl putting effort into answers here

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          It's me again, replying to my own post. I just saw your post saying, 'I’ve been lifting off and on for ten years. I’ve used steroids, been 180 at ~10%'. You idiot, virtually ANY half decent routine would have been good for you these past two months - you're building back muscle which you've previously had! There's nothing magical about your specific setup. You're just doing the muscle memory thing.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Not this guy, but I would like to expand upon it. There is a positive relationship between skill level (in terms of weight used) and required rest. As you become more advanced, you have the capability to inflict more stress on your body. To compensate for this, the amount of rest you put in your routine MUST go up. There is not other way to continue progressing.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          It's me again, replying to my own post. I just saw your post saying, 'I’ve been lifting off and on for ten years. I’ve used steroids, been 180 at ~10%'. You idiot, virtually ANY half decent routine would have been good for you these past two months - you're building back muscle which you've previously had! There's nothing magical about your specific setup. You're just doing the muscle memory thing.

          I appreciate the sincere reply.. It’s OP here, and the OP is mostly a shitpost but I’m pointing out that you don’t really need to rest if your programming and intensity doesn’t require it

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    You're lifting extremely light weight and not getting any injuries. Wait untill you start lifting big boy weights and getting all kinds of pains.

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >been running PPL nonstop for almost two months
    >two months
    let that sink in. just imagine a 2 month lifter giving his hot take and advice to people who have been lifting for 10+ years.
    you stupid fucking retard you can literally do burpees and eat whatever fb meme diet and make gains when you are 2 months in.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I’ve been lifting off and on for ten years. I’ve used steroids, been 180 at ~10%. I’ve had a 2plate front squat, repping out 100lb DB’s and a 4pl8 DL with my snapped back.

      That’s literally the only reason I’ve put 50lbs on to my bench in less than 2 months you fag

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I’m just going to keep lifting in the 8-10 range and adjust my diet as needed and I’m going to keep not resting until things stall or until things start to ache. Until then, there’s no reason to rest

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        those are really mediocre lifts for 10 years and steroid use.

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    > rest day? didn't you just have a rest night?

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I take rest days because I do a fullbody workout. If you're doing ppl then every day is a rest day 4u

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >PPL split
    >every day is a rest day for 1/3 of your muscles

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      makes sense tbh

      https://i.imgur.com/mYptcx3.jpg

      Why the animosity, did your uncle rape you again?

      did you just circle some toilets with red marker to prove a point

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Do you guys eat diff on your restday? I cut out carbs a lil but maybe that‘s retarded

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Legit same bro, just been grindng away on PPL for 2 years (only rest days are when the gym is closed or when im still sore from the last day) workout 7 days a week and still been gaining muscle. IDK wtf restday pilled bros are on about. I think they just havent optimized their workouts yet.

    Benefits of 7days/week
    >routine activity
    >optimized workouts mean only 1 hour max in gym, ie less wasted time
    >keep mentally busy knowing that its a part of every day and that you have to plan things around it, ie time management practice
    >constant gains
    >always able to meet new people in the gym, ie no FOMO that you didnt see the hot chick that was there yesterday

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