Before we get started, and I wanted to propose a little something to you, the beautiful people. How often do you look around your gym and really see people who look like they work out? Not to mention they’re never putting up any sort of impressive weight. Or, if they may have one feature, they don’t have the other. Or perhaps you yourself aren’t reaching the goals you’d hoped. Well, I have a suggestion.
Hitting a body-part twice a week. Think about it, how often do you really know of someone who does their body-parts twice a week? Hence why you’d never even know someone worked out with their clothes on, or hell, even off.
For quite a while now, the magazines and online articles have been telling us about OVER-TRAINING! Oh no! Look, I’m not gonna say over-training is bullshit, but it’s about as close as you can get to bullshit without it being so. Your body is a pretty powerful machine, and you seriously think that working out for an hour 5-6 days a week is gonna take it down? Especially when you’re eating properly and getting enough rest? That’s an absolute joke. Even funnier is the thought that training your chest on Monday, and waiting SEVEN DAYS is gonna yield any worthwhile results. Of course, the genetic freaks, and the guys on the juice can see results from this, but most of us can’t. Again, think about it, do you really believe that working out your chest for an hour, once a week, is enough to make it grow? Absolutely not. Your body is a tough bastard, it can handle the load.
When I started Arnold’s Blueprint back in May of 2014, it absolutely changed my life. It made me realize that the old time bodybuilders, the guys who were the strongest, and looked the best, and are living longer than bodybuilders whose reign was that of the late 90’s to the 2000s, had it right. I began making magnificent gains in both size, density, and strength. It made me re-think everything, and look at it from a logical stand point.
You ever shook the hand of a guy who does construction? It’s like a vice grip, because they’re constantly in use of those muscles. 10 hours a day, 5-6 days a week. Now, if all this over-training crap were as easy to fall into, then wouldn’t they be weak as a baby? No. They just get stronger. Your muscles don’t shrivel up and die. Look at guys in jail, all they do is workout, and they’re doing fine. People who train for the Olympics workout 5-6 hours a day, 6 days a week, and only get better.
If what you’re doing is working for you, then by all means, continue to do it. I’m not saying that any method is wrong, because everything works for someone, but I am saying that for the majority, more frequent training could yield much better results. If you’re currently doing a 3-5 day routine where you only work a body part once a week, then I’d advise you to look into an upper-body/lower-body split, or a push/pull/legs split, that has you working each body part at least twice a week. Most of these won’t be 6 days a week, so don’t sweat that if you don’t have the time. But I would take a look, because you probably have a huge well of untapped potential.
Alrighty, let’s get it.