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How many times a week should weights be done?


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Personal Trainer
4/20/2006 5:58:25 PM
For general improvements in strength and muscle tone, a guideline to weight lifting is 2-3 times/week. Try to avoid working the same muscle groups 2 days in a row, i.e. upper body on Monday and again the following day. I'd recommend alternating your workouts so that the same muscle groups are not worked on 2 consecutive days, or do a whole body workout every other day.

Try for 1-2 exercises for each muscle group. Start with large muscle groups first and work down to smaller muscle groups. Also, do exercises that work more than one muscle group (such as the bench press - pecs and triceps) first, and exercises that isolate one muscle group (such as arm curls) last.

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