Rest Your Way to Rock-Solid Results

One of the most unexpected trends to emerge from the world of muscle building has been the concept of training harder, but resting longer between workouts. Bodybuilding legend Mike Mentzer was a huge proponent of this, and many other top competitors have followed this philosophy, as well. Not that we all aspire to look like pro bodybuilders, but if you’re really hitting it hard, you will want to take three, four or even five days off before training a particular body part again.

This might seem like a painfully long time to wait between sessions, but your body will really make use of the extra time to rebuild. After all, it’s away from the gym that your muscles actually grow. In fact, I’ve made my most dramatic gains on a regimen that involved working each muscle group every fifth or sixth day. (Again, this is with super-intense training on a Building cycle where you’re sore for several days afterward.)

Do you need to take an extra day or two off here or there to get better results?

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About Bobby Rock

Bobby Rock is a world renown drummer, the author of seven books, and a recognized health and fitness specialist with certifications in exercise, nutrition and meditation. He has recorded and toured with a variety of artists, released three CDs as a solo performer and is recognized as a top drumming educator. (He is currently touring with rock icon, Lita Ford.) Through speaking, writing and activism, Bobby remains committed to a number of animal and environmental causes. Bobby lives in Los Angeles.
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One Response to Rest Your Way to Rock-Solid Results

  1. Despina says:

    Hi Bobby,
    Is it bad if your muscles are too sore? Like for example i had a really hard work out on my legs and it took me forever to walk up and down the stairs for a few days? Is that a bad thing or is it a sign that what ever i did is working?
    Thanks :o)

    Despina

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