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im a beginner to weight training and have just started using squats in my routine. i squat only once a week as it takes me the full week to recover.

am i doing too much being a beginner or should i keep squating just once a week? i usually do 3 sets of 8-10 sets. as iv said im only a beginner and dont know if im doing more harm than good.

thanks in advance

No yur not doing too much

Adding another lighter session might not be a bad idea - you’d probably work out the soreness more quickly and you’d be getting more form practice.

I usually take a while to recover from them as well. I think it’s just because you always use your legs to walk so they take longer to recover than the rest of your body.