The Optimal Workout Frequency For Hypertrophy

By Russ Howe-Pti


There is such confusion in the gym these days that people who want to know how to build muscle are usually too scared to ask for advice because they can't take the science lesson which it usually brings on. One of the biggest areas people face confusion is working out how many gym sessions they need to do each week in order to experience good results. Today we're going to help you answer this all important question for yourself.

In order to get the most from your hard earned efforts in the gym, there are a few foundations you should lay before you visit the gym.


If you don't know how to build muscle today's interview will assist you a lot.


If you are just starting out with weights or haven't exercised on a regular basis you might find it daunting if you have been told that you need to hit the gym every day of the week. Of course, the good news is that you simply don't need to workout every single day.

If you can get to the gym two-to-three times per week you should see positive results within the first four weeks. Especially if you combine cardiovascular exercise with regular weight training. That means you too, girls. Don't buy into the incorrect philosophy that weights will make you huge.

This will get your body ready for the lifestyle change you intend to put it through.

Of course, you didn't just start exercising so that you could quit a month later. You want to enjoy lasting results, naturally. Phase two of your exercise routine occurs when you start noticing a positive change in your physique. Instead of worrying how many times you need to exercise, you face an altogether different type of challenge.

Many people succumb to the urge of working out every day of the week when they reach this stage, believing that the more exercise they complete the more results they will ultimately see.

On the contrary, when it comes to muscular hypertrophy your body will progress at a slower rate if you blast it too often. Rest is very important.

Hypertrophy cannot occur if you aren't letting your muscles rest after each hard session you complete. This is why most people tend to change their routine to incorporate a split routine instead of hitting all the major muscles during each workout, as this allows them to spend more time on a muscle group as well as letting it recover while they train other body parts in their next session.

You need to rest in order to grow, so don't allow yourself to give in to the temptation of hitting a certain muscle group purely because you enjoy the ego boost it gives. This is known in fitness circles as "Chest and arm syndrome" and usually affects men who like working on their biceps.

If you utilize a split routine there is nothing to stop you from hitting the gym five times a week, however those two extra days should be reserved for rest. One of the most important factors in learning how to build muscle which lasts into the long term is understanding the importance of rest.




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