The 48-Hour Rule

If you’re currently lifting weights or doing any kind of resistance training of note, don’t forget: Any given muscle group (except calves and abdominals) will need at least 48 hours to recover between workouts. Many enthusiastic novices train the same body parts everyday, thinking that this will garner better results. Actually, the opposite is true, because they are not allowing the body ample time to fully rebuild the muscle fiber that was broken down during their last session. So, since you actually make your gains away from the gym, wait at least 48 hours before you hit that same muscle group again, and even longer if you’re really hittin’ it hard.

As mentioned, calves and abs are a different story because they’re comprised of a different type of fiber. Still, I like to have a day of rest between calf and ab work, as well, especially if they’re still sore from the day before.

Until next time…

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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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2 Responses to The 48-Hour Rule

  1. Despina says:

    hi Bobby,

    Is it bad if your leg muscles are sore and it takes you like 5 minutes to up or down the stairs from pain? lol I recently started working out with a trainer for the first time and he has been kicking my butt and sometimes I feel like i can’t move. Is it ok to feel that way?
    Thanks,
    Despina

  2. your neice's victoria and sarah! says:

    YO homie. i miss you =). that looks exactly like meme’s corn bread. you had good replys on youtube you should check them out!! k so you will probably be getting a phone call from me soon. but i had this cool dream bout the nelsons and u took me to meet them!! it was amazing. i listen to love and affection almost everyday. lol oh and this was vicky that had that dream. ❤ and sarah says dont forget to read the rest of the twilight saga. WE LOVE YOU!

    =)

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