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Legs, Back, Biceps

erikayvonne09erikayvonne09 Member, Premium Posts: 14 Member Member, Premium Posts: 14 Member
Training the three all in one day, for example on Monday then on Friday again. With the Chest, Shoulder, Triceps on Wednesday and Saturday. Is that okay? Or am I at risk for injury or diminishing gains?

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  • CherimooseCherimoose Member Posts: 5,145 Member Member Posts: 5,145 Member
    It's most likely ok if it's a proven program designed by a professional. If it's self-designed, maybe, maybe not.
  • Dogmom1978Dogmom1978 Member Posts: 232 Member Member Posts: 232 Member
    Well, technically, you will be working out the same muscle group 2 days in a row which is generally not advised. But it depends on the intensity level also. I try to go low rep, high intensity so I could never do the same muscle group 2 days in a row as I need time to recover.

    Your biceps and triceps are secondary on chest and probably shoulder exercises (I don’t specifically target my shoulders, so not 100% on that) that’s why I say you’ll be working them out multiple days in a row.
    edited August 3
  • erikayvonne09erikayvonne09 Member, Premium Posts: 14 Member Member, Premium Posts: 14 Member
    Dogmom1978 wrote: »
    Well, technically, you will be working out the same muscle group 2 days in a row which is generally not advised. But it depends on the intensity level also. I try to go low rep, high intensity so I could never do the same muscle group 2 days in a row as I need time to recover.

    Your biceps and triceps are secondary on chest and probably shoulder exercises (I don’t specifically target my shoulders, so not 100% on that) that’s why I say you’ll be working them out multiple days in a row.

    Thanks! So probably I can get away with my monday and wednesday schedule but not the friday and saturday since it's two consecutive days.
  • unforgettable2010unforgettable2010 Member Posts: 93 Member Member Posts: 93 Member
    Dogmom1978 wrote: »
    Well, technically, you will be working out the same muscle group 2 days in a row which is generally not advised. But it depends on the intensity level also. I try to go low rep, high intensity so I could never do the same muscle group 2 days in a row as I need time to recover.

    Your biceps and triceps are secondary on chest and probably shoulder exercises (I don’t specifically target my shoulders, so not 100% on that) that’s why I say you’ll be working them out multiple days in a row.

    Biceps are not a secondary muscle to chest exercises. Only triceps. Biceps are secondary on back exercises. That’s why in a Leg/Push/Pull program tri’s go with chest and bi’s go with back. Tri’s are also secondary during an Overhead Press. Generally any other shoulder exercise targets deltoids and traps.
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