When working out you should have a routine that encompasses your total body resting your muscles in work out patterns. If you work your triceps you need to work your biceps the same day to ensure the elongation of both, breakdown, and rebuilding. The following day just stretch the muscles to prevent shortening and withdrawal to prevent soreness and the distribution of adrenalin on top of the muscle. After working out try entering a sauna to relax the muscles to help with prevention of soreness and working the adrenalin back into the muscle and prevent it from settling on top of the muscle. If you’re going for a lean muscle work on higher reps with lighter weight this can be done every day if no muscle failure is reached. If you’re working on body building higher weight lower reps and surpass muscle failure to breakdown the muscle and rebuild over the following day and two nights of rest before doing it again. Remember do arms and upper, legs and lower consecutively if you miss a day just pick up where you left off, eat protein and crabs to body build.
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Last edited at 12:58PM on 8/25/2012
you should work out your different muscles every other day. Do your pushes on one day ( chest and tri-cepts and your pushes on the next day eg.. back and bi-cepts the next day. If you alternate pushes and pulls you will give your muscles the time needed to rest in between days.
mark1966, and northlax are definitely correct. You should also keep in mind, when you work your chest, your working your tri's and when you work your back, your working your bi's. I mean, when you do bench presses to work your chest, your working your biceps, and when you do things like row's for your back, your working your biceps.
Never hit the same muscle group two days in a row or if you still are sore from the previous workout. I recommend working out bi's and tri's using complex movements like dumbbell bench press and dips for triceps and various widths and hand positions on pull ups or chin-ups for biceps. I've had the best results doing this. Usually it takes two to three days for full recovery. If you can't do pull-ups or chin-ups, there are a couple techniques you can try to build yourself up to it.
3-4 days a week. If very advanced then 5 but no more than that. If you work them too much then you are going to be burned out in 3 years or so, which means your muscles are going to be getting weaker instead of stronger. Also be careful about how much you do in one day because you can really hurt yourself. I HOPE YOU FOUND MY ANSWER HELPFUL! :)
From what I've learned from my instructors you should give your muscles time to rest after a work out so it would have time to grow. So working it out every other day should be just fine. Claim for Injury - http://www.accidentsdirect.com/no-win-no-fee.aspx