yWhat would actually happen if I worked my bicep everyday for like a month
What would happen to your skin if you stayed out in a scorching 40 degree sun everyday for 2 hrs for a whole month without sun cream? Your skin would be a mess and so would your arms if you train them 28 days in a row. At best youíll lose muscle at worse youíll get injured. But one thing is for sure they won't grow.
Last edited by Sixbells99; 09-01-2005 at 11:16 AM.
Good question and not easy to answer. It depends on your training intensity, your workout regime and to some degree your genetics. For example I directly train my bicep every 6 to 8 days, (bicep curls etc). That doesnít mean that during those rest days Iím not doing my bicep. In the other days Iím doing rowing, bench-press should press etc, all to one level or another use the bicep. How do I know that this is the right rest period?
Simple, I can lift more or do more reps that I did the last time. That means my muscles have adapted and grown and this is how I determine my own rest periods.
Just donít get fooled with the idea that more is always better. People often think in terms of volume not intensity. If they want to get more growth they just think about adding another couple of sets, or train twice as often. This can work and it has itís place, however increasing intensity and rest periods also works.
With regards rest periods most beginners books suggest working out 3 days a week, on alternative days. So 3 workouts spread out of 7 days, I would go with this to start off with if your new to weight training. Then take a week off after 8 weeks and keep this pattern for at least 6 months.