How many times a week you hit one muscle group of your body?

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  1. orca Machida Fan

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    Is it ok to hit it once? Will it still grow and develope?
    Heres my routine

    1st day
    Chest and shoulders
    2nd day rest
    3rd day
    Back and legs
    4th day
    Biceps n triceps
    5th day rest
    6th day chest n shoulders
    As you can see im hitting my back legs and arms once a week only. Will muscles still grow and develop even if you hit it only once a Week? What do you think? Thanx in advance
     
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    i'm far from an expert,but your working your biceps on days 3 & 4,also a whole workout {day 4} devoted to bi's & tri's seems very unnecessary for someone still at the stage where they need to ask for advice.

    you'd be better off looking at stronglifts 5x5 imho.
     
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    On a serious note, you can actually hit all groups every day with moderate intensity and have decent results with more energy to spare and less DOMS and injury risk.

    I've been "greasing the groove" as per Tsatsouline and very satisfied.

    Splits are not the best for beginners, nor are they essential for advanced lifters.
     
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    Depends on how your body responds to it, and which body part we're talking about. There is no set in stone way of doing this. Usually it takes a little more volume to get the upper body to respond though.

    Some people have success with only doing certain body parts/lifts once a week, others not so much. Personally I like higher frequency for actually improving something and getting better at it. Also, much less DOMS that way as long as you have a sensible load scheme. 2-3 times a week seems to be good for most people.
     
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