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High Frequency Training

Would bench pressing two times a week be considered high frequency? Also, should I do pushups everyday or just the day I work upperbody?

[quote]semper_fi wrote:
Would bench pressing two times a week be considered high frequency? [/quote]

No, training a movement twice a week is generally considered the ‘best’ way to stimulate growth. (Everyone’s different, but twice-a-week is a good rule of thumb for most movements)

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Also, should I do pushups everyday or just the day I work upperbody?[/quote]

Depends on how hard you’re working upperbody. In general, doing more of any movement can’t hurt, but if you’re really sore after your normal chest-day, I’d skip it.

Keep in mind, if you’re doing more ‘Pushing’ movement, you’ll need to also add ‘Pulling’ movements to keep your shoulders balanced. Do some more rowing, chin-ups, pull-downs etc. You should do one set of pulls for every set of pushing. Similarly, you should be able to row as much weight as you can bench.