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davise

How many people here train less than two times a week ie 3 times every two weeks ie M - F- W - M etc?

I've been doing a lot more martial arts training and honestly, I don't feel like I'm recovered. At the end of my HIT workout (8 sets total body) I do run 11/2-2 miles because I'm in the reserves and get tested on it.

Would running 3 times every 2 weeks be enough to prepare me for the run (taking into consideration all the other activity I do)?

Is 3 times every 2 weeks enough HIT wise to still make gains.

I'm happy with what I've accomplished and have gotten above average results, but with life, work, working out and training in martial arts I am getting burned out and feel like I need to reduce my training to 3 times every 2 weeks.
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spud

davise wrote:
How many people here train less than two times a week ie 3 times every two weeks ie M - W - F- W - M etc?


Wouldn't 3 times every 2 weeks be something like Monday, Friday, Wednesday?

I remember reading on this site a few days ago whilst looking through the archives that 3 times every 2 weeks is the lowest frequency that Dr Darden has recommended anybody train at.

I have never gone below twice a week myself.
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kevindill

Maryland, USA

Listen to your body. If you need more rest take it. There are many people who only train HIT once a week in combination with other activities and sports.
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NATUREBOY

Yes, I exercise Monday and Friday one week and Wednesday only the following week. (M,F,W,M,F,W...)
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davise

Spud...I caught that and edited my post. I meant to type M F W M F
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davise

Natureboy....are you getting good results from your weight workouts? Do you feel like you are in good shape? Just curious as I haven't trained this low a frequency.
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spud

davise wrote:
Spud...I caught that and edited my post. I meant to type M F W M F


No worries.

I did try training once every 7 days on about 8 or 9 exercises but it didn't work.

I got "flat" as many people call it.

It felt like I wasn't training at all.

Twice a week is much better for me.

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NATUREBOY

davise wrote:
Natureboy....are you getting good results from your weight workouts? Do you feel like you are in good shape? Just curious as I haven't trained this low a frequency.


Yes, training once every 4-5 days works just fine.
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Crotalus

I tried that , but the workouts were just too far apart for me. What I did do at times was workout one day on and two days off ; Mon,Thurs,Sun,Wed,Sat etc etc

This worked well as far as recovery but then became a problem fitting 'neatly' into my schedule of other things. I always seemed to go back to Mon & Thurs when doing a full body routine or split between pushing and pulling movements. Three times a week works for me only if I'm splitting the routine three ways ; which is what I'm doing now with JREPS .
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davise

Spud I agree, once a week may be too little but on this schedule you workout every 4 - 5 days, not once a week. If all I was doing was weight workouts I would workout more, but with my additional athletic endeavors I burnout.
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elecjet

New York, USA

Crotalus wrote:
I tried that , but the workouts were just too far apart for me. What I did do at times was workout one day on and two days off ; Mon,Thurs,Sun,Wed,Sat etc etc

This worked well as far as recovery but then became a problem fitting 'neatly' into my schedule of other things. I always seemed to go back to Mon & Thurs when doing a full body routine or split between pushing and pulling movements. Three times a week works for me only if I'm splitting the routine three ways ; which is what I'm doing now with JREPS .



Where can you find the jreps i have been hearing a lot but not sure where to go for it. Just want to see what its all about.
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davise

I wonder how athletes balance their weight training with their skill training. Football teams that practice HIT actually do a lot of volume when you consider the amount of time they practice their football drills and plays even though they may spend little time in the weight room.
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Crotalus

Elecjet :

exercisecertification.com/books/Library/JReps.html

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Buy the book , definately worth it. And the service is great. I expected to wait two weeks since it was comng from Canada , and it was at my door in two days.

It's like doing 'Stage Reps' to give you an idea of how sets are performed. I know Brian won't appreciate me comparing the two but that will at least give you an idea.

This has been a great change from the way I was training for many years. Took me a few weeks of workouts to get the rep zone order, resistance and reps right for myself, but when I did my workouts have be killers.
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kevindill

Maryland, USA

davise wrote:
I wonder how athletes balance their weight training with their skill training. Football teams that practice HIT actually do a lot of volume when you consider the amount of time they practice their football drills and plays even though they may spend little time in the weight room.


It depends.

Remembe tho, at the college and especially at the Pro level, you've got guys with above average recovery and gentics. Also, for the most part hypertrophy is far less of a concern than strength, conditoning, and injury prevention/rehab. Its not unusual to see a 3 day a week upper-lower split consisting of 14-20 exercises each in the off season. During the season, one full body plus alternating upper- lower is also common.


KD
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