Discussion I have an exercising question.

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  1. Cutter Masterson

    Cutter Masterson Well-Known Super-Soldier

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    Now I got to the gym Monday, Wednesday and Friday. I spend around 30min to 2hrs depending on classes or what I feel like doing. I usually push myself until I start to hurt or if I feel like I can’t do anymore.
    My question is.
    Should I go to the gym more often. I always thought rest between work outs is necessary, but I feel like I could do more.
    What do you guys think? Should I start working out all week long?
    Thanks in advance for all the help
     
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    No idea. Couch potato here. The closest I've been to a gym is the jungle gym. :blobcozy:
     
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    Lissi 『Queen of Lissidom』『Holy Chibi』『Western Birdy』『⚓』

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    Hm... I go to the gym for 0 hours a day 7 days a week. I don't think you need any more workouts tbh. :cookie:
     
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    3 times a week is good man. No need to do more. Or you can find a plan that you feel would suit you. I can't help with that.
     
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    honestly, unless one of us is a cardiologist, dietitian, or whatever medical professional specializes in health, this kinda question is outside our ability.
     
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    You.. could. You're actually doing OK if it's 3 times a week. If you want to do more, you'll have to split by different groups or you'll injure yourself. For example, Day 1, upper body, Day 2 lower body, Day 3 upper etc etc then a day off on the weekends. Don't try to do the same body part 2 times in a row, you'll injure yourself.
     
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    No you shouldn't unless you start feeling more fitter and energetic than before that your current training regime became too easy. Do not let your muscles or joints develop chronic pain. Those chronic pain can morph into something else later as you get older. Do proper stretches before and after exercises and dealt with the muscle pain until it's totally gone.
     
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    I'm not a doctor or a personal trainer, but you can visit the gym more times per week if you want, but you will have to work specific muscles in each of your visits, to give them enough time to recupate/heal and grow and not to injure them.

    Working out is good, but your diet is more important, if you're hitting the gym and eating 10k empty calories, you aren't going to see any progress, eat big get big doesn't refer to this. Proper nutrition is the key. Like wise eating too little is a no-no too.

    My advice is, take it slow, see if you like it or not and don't dive too hard otherwise you're going to quite without getting the full experience. Fitness isn't a short term long, it's a "life time" ride.
     
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    Fluffy Jellyfish 『Number 1 Lolicon under Heaven』

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    I swear I first read the title as "I have an exorcising question" :sweating_profusely:
     
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    just laze and be couch potato:blobcozy::blobneet:
    I'm guessing you're built:blobpeek:
     
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    Cutter Masterson Well-Known Super-Soldier

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    That’s a good one. Lol. Actually that’s not a bad post idea. Hmmmmmm

    I hate to burst your bubble, but I’m not built. Lol. But I am hoping to look like Jason Mamoa from Aquaman in a few years. Hopefully it’s months. Lol
     
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    If you just started going to the gym 3days a week is plenty and good. If you want to do more id say try doing sports or some simple tabata exercise on days you feel you got too much energy.
    Focusing on what kind of exercise you do at the gym and how you do them is the most important thing in the early stages.
    김종국 GYM JONG KOOK <-- This guy got some nice tips for beginners on youtube. Its more of philosophical tips than do X exercise.
    Later on having 5-6-7 days a week is something you could do but your body needs to be ready for it, jumping headfirst only results in wear and tear instead.
     
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    It's easy to overtrain no matter what routine you pick, everyone's recovery time is different. Following someone's routine without watching your own body's recovery rate is going to lead to slower results. If you want a simple test to see if your selected training is overtraining you:


    Generally though I've noticed people who spend a lot of time in the gym per session get lower results. It's really hard to give every set your all for hours.

    Better reps/sets >>>>>>>>> time spent as far as weight training goes.

    If you still have lots of energy to do sets 2 hours into a workout, you are either an elite athelete/bodybuilder, or you didn't try hard enough at the start.
     
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    Depends on what you want. Longer sessions train endurance rather than strength. If you want to get buffed or get faster gains, hypertrophy and strength training twice or thrice a week is the way to go. Skipping over the rest periods would turn detrimental to your muscle growth.
     
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    I’ve been at it since the beginning of this year. I can see some results, but I guess after see it. I kind of want more. I don’t want to be an Arnold Schwarzenegger, but Jason Mamoa does sound nice. I think I’ll continue my regiment, but focus more on my diet. Any suggestions on protein powders?
     
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    Find a trainer to guide you, without one, your chances of destroying your muscles are higher than building any if do it alone
     
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    Cutter Masterson Well-Known Super-Soldier

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    I could at the gym I was at, but their expensive. Spending $50 on me seems selfish. So paying for a trainer is out of the question. Maybe later. IDK. I’ll think about it. Which is funny considering how much I pay for shoes alone. Lol
     
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    It's actually cheaper to get a trainers certificate than do more than a few sessions with a trainer. Generally in the range of $500-$1000, including course materials. That won't help people who need outside motivation though.

    There's a ton of variables though, including some companies having their inhouse certificate system(in Canada the chain I worked at, Goodlife Fitness, has it's internal GLPT certificate but it's also heavily involved in the national CanFitPro).
     
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