moderate lifting every other day

onslaught61

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Is it ok to do this? considering when I don't work a muscle group very intensely, just moderately. i feel refreshed in 2 days, so I dont feel like theres a problem.
 
why would you work a muscle group with a moderate intensity, though?
 
It depends what you're going for. I'm pretty sure high intensity is the way to go if you want strength. Moderate intensity seems like toning.
 
You don't have to do a full blown workout. All im saying is use higher weights and lower reps... more intensity. Intensity doesnt equal time in the gym.
 
What is your training goal? What you're doing hs a purpose but it has to meet your training objective.
 
well since i haven't been lifting too long i don't want to do it too extensively
 
You don't want to do what too extensively? What are you trying to do with your lifting?

And how long have you been lifting?
 
If you mean every other day? Then I don't see why not. I would think that most people are capable in being able to lift heavy weight every other day, let alone moderate weights. However, Phenom asks the most important question "What is your training goal?". If it's hardcore body building, I would have to think no. If its strength, every other day is fine.
 
Yeah, but it seemed to me that he was asking about doing the same exercise every time he worked out. That's just the feeling I got anyway. I wish he would explain what he's all about.
 
haha ok whoops. i dont do heavy lifting, less weights with more reps like about 15 for curls and such. righ t now im not powerlifting, just working on my arms and other more minor mucle groups.
 
onslaught61 said:
haha ok whoops. i dont do heavy lifting, less weights with more reps like about 15 for curls and such. righ t now im not powerlifting, just working on my arms and other more minor mucle groups.
Sigh... read the stickies
 
Sooo... you just want to work your arms and other more minor muscle groups every other day? That's the dumbest god damn thing I've ever fucking heard, and I have heard some dumb shit. The short answer is yes, you can probably do it. Why the fuck you would want to i'll never know. I mean really... WHAT ARE YOUR GOALS?!
 
If you wanna improve your arms, you got to improve your benching, SQUATTING, deadlifting, chins and overhead pressing.

onslaught61 said:
haha ok whoops. i dont do heavy lifting, less weights with more reps like about 15 for curls and such. righ t now im not powerlifting, just working on my arms and other more minor mucle groups.
 
i have my reasons..ive had back and leg injuries, and so im staying away from certain exercises. i have only been able to start exercisin the past half year, since my doctor restricted me. but anyways, my concern is not the types of exercises im doing, so i hope that doesnt stay an issue.
 
Seems to be an issue. Look, I don't know anythign about your injuries but I do know this: if it's bad for you, you'll feel a sharp pain when performing it. Knowing that, I would start squating, deadlifting, and pressing light weights and seeing what hurts and what doesn't. To regain flexibility you can start with overhead squats (which will by their very nature be light). If you feel a sharp pain, stop. and find an exercise that doesn't hurt. Training shitty movements for your arms and smaller muscle groups isn't the way to go at all.
 
Let me add to that, I know this guy in our gym who has decent arms and rarely curls but he can bench a shitload of weight and can crank out 20 pullups easily.
 
yeh well i figure i should take it slow, and gradually build up. but yea i will see what works and what doesnt thanks
 
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