The waiting period between your workouts of certain muscle groups may be longer, or shorter, than yout though.
Have you ever wondered how long you need to give yourself in between workouts? We all have. I always wondered when it would be ok to train a muscle group without damaging or overworking it so I did a lot of research and found one unique fact that I was unaware of.
I found that the typical recovery time between training periods is 48 hours to allow the muscle to adequately heal. What I didn’t realize is that its different for women. Women can in fact train within 24 hours, which was unique to hear.
Men have more testosterone and therefore move wore weight, which leads to an increase in the muscular degradation, as well as the depletion of the nervous system. So due to men having more testosterone and more strength, we beat our bodies up a little more than women do when strength training.
Women on the other hand can, in their own relative manner, do a great deal of work without degrading the muscles and nervous system to the same extent as a man. This allows for a faster recovery speed and ability to do more work more often.
So when it comes to deciding how long you want to wait in between workouts, you can determine the time based on either your gender, or how intensely you train the muscle group. Guys, just go easier on the muscle and you’ll be able to train more often. I for one enjoy a really hard workout and taking 48 hours to rest. The choice is yours.
Anthony Trucks is an IYCA-certified trainer who covers weight training for SportStars.