Rest Period For Weight Training 24 or 48 Hours??

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2008/10/06 13:28:38 (permalink)

Rest Period For Weight Training 24 or 48 Hours??

I recently read that you should wait 48hrs between sessions. I have always waited 24hrs. I want to get the best and quickest results for my work so what is the correct waiting period? I would like to train my entire body 3 times a week.

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post edited by nlwilliams60 - 2008/10/06 13:29:31
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    Mandolyn
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    Re:Rest Period For Weight Training 24 or 48 Hours?? 2008/10/06 14:58:48 (permalink)
    I think it depends on how much you lift and if you have muscle soreness. If you do have muscle soreness I would wait an extra day. If you are using lighter weights then I think it is fine to go two days in a row. ( or 24 hours between) But I know if muscles are sore you should rest them at least one full day.

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    Re:Rest Period For Weight Training 24 or 48 Hours?? 2008/10/07 11:11:45 (permalink)
    The phrase, 'a day of rest' can be confusing. Rule of thumb is to take a full 'day' off, not just a 24 hour period. If you are weight training on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, you are using light to moderate weight levels and working out close to the same time each day - you should be fine. Some studies say that when using very heavy weight or doing very intense cardio, you should wait even longer, 72 hours to recover. Just as sleep is important for your overall body to recover, 'rest days' are needed for muscles to recover, actually boosting results.
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    Re:Rest Period For Weight Training 24 or 48 Hours?? 2008/10/07 11:14:40 (permalink)

     Rest and Recovery this refers to the amount of time between sets and between training sessions. As you increase resistance, you'll need longer periods of rest, so your muscles can recover. Rest for at least 30 seconds between sets and for 24 - 48 hours between training sessions for the same muscle group.

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