For those who usually workout in the traditional manor of applying specific body parts to each workout, you might try something new that can mix up your program and might even get you better results! It has been instilled in our brains, that when you are on a weight training program you work body parts each day, training each body part once or twice a week. So you might choose to train legs and shoulders, then back and biceps, then to end the week, you go with chest and tri’s while mixing in some ab work each day. But what if you trained everything everyday? Studies have shown that you can improve your results in building strength and muscle size, and burn through more calories while training the entire body more often, with less volume daily. The result of this type of training is that you will increase your total volume each week for each body part trained. Recieve individual support on what is right for you from an online personal trainer.
So what about addressing the issue of rest and recovery? If planned correctly, you will be able to optimize your workouts, results and recovery. The idea is to do something different everyday. For instance, instead of working your legs only on Monday for 20 sets to utter exhaustion and then resting them for 5 days, you would work 3-4 sets everyday, choosing different exercises each time. The exercises would be in multiple planes of movement, some weight bearing and some non weight bearing. So that same leg workout might be spread over 5 days and have squats, lunges, deadlifts, leg press, and lateral lunges in 5 different workouts.
The benefits of this type of workout are that you can increase strength, muscle mass, and work the entire body everyday, allowing you to mix up your program with more full body exercises. If you happen to miss a workout during the week, you still will have worked each body part 4 times. You can still get the recovery and stimulation your muscles need with a lesser daily volume and a lesser rest cycle while working the muscles differently everyday and increasing your total weekly volume. At the very least, it’s a great way to add a change of pace to your workouts and keep you fit for life!