It’s Tuesday morning. And I’m about to give you the green light to NOT work out.
Yup. I get the question all the time, “Should I work out every day?”
While I appreciate the enthusiasm, the answer is almost always…NO.
In our training programs, we keep the workouts to 3 days per week of full-body strength training routines. In other words, we don’t do a day for arms, a day for legs, a day for shoulders, etc.
We train our entire bodies with a steady dose of compound movements like:
The exercises we meticulously choose have a huge advantage over others…they train multiple muscle groups at once.
In spite of what the BS products out there will tell you, nobody has uncovered a more efficient strategy for building strength and promoting fat loss.
Lemme put on my physical therapist hat for a minute and throw a little science your way to help explain:
Muscles are broken down during a workout.
When you introduce resistance like dumbbells, barbells, bands, or bodyweight, they tear (in a great way). And become weaker.
The 24-48 hours after training is when your muscles kick into survival mode. And grow back stronger to prepare for the next resistance.
That is why we don’t train the same muscles every day. We need to give them a chance to grow back stronger before we break them down again.
So, if you’re doing the math, 2-3 days of strength training means you have 4 or 5 days to rest and do nothing, right?
They are “rest” days. NOT “cheat” days.
While I’d never tell you to stop binge watching Netflix, tomorrow we’re going to talk about making the most of the days we’re not lifting heavy weights.
Your “rest” days can be just as important as your workout days.
That is why we purposefully map out each day of your month in the 18STRONG App. No guessing. No “is this right?” You just simply follow the proven formula.
You’ve got this,
PS – I don’t want to give away exactly what we do on our rest days, but here’s a little taste: Active Recovery.
If you can’t wait until tomorrow to uncover what golfers do on their “off” days to really get their bodies dialed in for their next round, I highly encourage you to start your free 7-day 18STRONG App trial.