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48 or 72 Hours of Rest?


#1

My question is a simple one. I was wondering what has yielded better results, 48hrs rest or 72hrs rest?.

I know everyones body responds to physical strees differently depending on how active they are after a weight training session and what not.. I always feel stronger when I wait three days again before working out.. but is this going to equal more gains by resting more? I train in a variety of different fitness activities that are fairly strenous..

I do a total upper body workout in one shot and a total lower body in one shot... mainly because I have other commitments that make it nearly impossible to isolate muscles on different days.. besides I train more sport specific than for looks... although I would not mind the looks that come along with good fitness.

Sorry for the ramble.. thanx guys


#2

What results are you after? Size or strength?

If size....I've found 24 hours best...especially with the Waterbury Method. M-W-F-Su-T-Th-Sa... you get the idea.


#3

Can I have a healthy mixture of both? :wink:

I train for grappling competitions and want to put on lean size while bieng cut and strong.. is this something the tooth fairy can bring me? haha..


#4

Then I think the Waterbury is what the toothfairy has ordered.

Ya gotta wonder about those grapplers who want a fairy to visit them in their bedroom bringing "gifts"......


#5

lol, true.. where can I find more information about this "Waterbury"?


#6

Do a search on this website for "Chad Waterbury".


#7

Uh, that's 48 hours... 48 hours has gone by between Monday morning and Wednesday morning, etc... However, I agree that this is a very effective rest interval for recovery just as Waterbury programs themselves are very effective. When leaning out, I will sometimes feel the need to take an extra day. So, maybe I'll lift Monday afternoon and then again on Thursday. But typically, I have an offday between every lifting day (48 hrs of recovery).


#8

It depends on the intensity and volume. When I was getting strong enough to do pullups I would train static holds and negatives 5 days/week.

beef


#9

Thanks for the correction. Had a bit of a mathematical brainfart.....happens once in a....ahh hell....it's happening all the time now.


#10

Honestly I have never seen a schedule (non drug user) which tops Mon-Wed-Fri. That would be every 48 hours with an extra day after Friday.


#11

hehe. No problem


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