Ok, stupid question .... the day after I work out, I'm told to rest for muscle repair. When I work out I go 3/4 max capacity as long as I can. I use dumbbells when Im at work ( i live at the job site for 30 days every other 30 days).
The largest I can seem to find are 50 lb weights, so what Ive been doing my bench lift for example: 1st set one dumbbell 50 lb -40 reps ... 2cnd set 35 reps ... 3rd set 30 reps ... 4th set 25 reps ... 5th set 15 reps (repeat other side), then I move onto arms , shoulders , back..whatever and basicly do the same version at a lower weight if needed.
By the time Im done (3/4 hour)Im pretty much exhausted..I have a drink and move onto cardio ... 40 min walk .. 12 incline @ 5mph = 2.8 mile walk. When this is all done ..I'm beat , I shower and hop into bed for the night.... please remember Im over 40 and smoked for 21 years and was 317lb 5 months ago. I'm weighing in at 257lb now and want to drop another 30-40lb...220 has a nice ring, also Ive managed to kick the smoking habit 3 months ago.
My question is this: When I wake up in the morning (4am after a 7 hour sleep) the muscles I worked out the night before do not seem to be all that sore....maybe a little....but certainly no need for A535 rub lol. When I first started lifting ( 2 months ago), certain muscles did keep me up at night, but not anymore.
Do I still need to rest a day between work outs? It seems such a waste of a day. I still do the walk on the off days, but I feel like I could do more. Would this do any damage? I don't plan on entering any Mr. Universe contest anytime soon, but I do want to look at least half ass good by next March ( 21y wedding aniversity)when I take the wife to the beach.