Rest time

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  1. rupy

    rupy Orange Belt

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    How long should I rest the previously worked muscles after I have hit the gym? Usually I wait until my muscles aren't sore anymore before targetting them, but this can sometimes take 4 days and even 5/6 with my legs.

    Is when the muscles are no longer sore the right time to hit them again (ie, they have finished repairing)
     
  2. deadpool

    deadpool H***an Chop!!

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    If the muscles are still sore, I say, you might still needs some rest. There's also active rest, which is lighter workouts to promote recovery, otherwise, just rest.


    Also, why are you still sore at 5-6 days out. I only get that sore after taking a layoff/break. What type of workouts are you doing? What's your diet?
     
  3. rupy

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    I usually gym twice a week, don't really have a diet per se but I try to eat well, 4/5 meals a day with multi vitamins, little/no junk food etc...

    Its only really when I do squats that it takes 5 days for my legs to feel fresh again though, everything else is generally good to go in 2/3 days.
     
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    people always say you should have at least 1 rest day in between weight sessions,but what if you work out and feel fairly fresh the next day.is it o.k. then to train 2 days running?
     

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