What's the optimum rest period between working muscle groups?
July 18, 2007 8:55 PM Subscribe
In regards to weight training and rest periods between working muscle groups...
posted by Octoparrot to Health & Fitness (8 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I'm looking for information related to rest periods between working the same muscle groups. I continue to get conflicting information such as:
-Wait 7 days minimum between working the same muscle group.
-Wait a minimum of 48 hours.
-If you're not sore, work it again whenever you feel like it.
-Work abs or calves every day, wait on all other muscles (for the life of me I can't understand why you would do this except to keep the muscles tight for appearance).
This is for my own personal fitness goals. I am 25 and am in extremely good physical shape (run 20+ miles per week, lift 4 days a week currently with 1 week rest periods between muscle groups except abs).
I'm really looking for scientific studies as much as possible but anecdotal information is appreciated.