A quick question about rest

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Yolanda
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A quick question about rest

Post by Yolanda » Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:23 pm

I'm sure certain people recover faster than others, but I've been looking around the site and haven't been able to find anything on it:

Are there any studies done testing optimal recovery times for muscle gains?

Are there any studies like that done on advanced lifters rather than just beginners?

I vaguely remember seeing a study showing that full recovery from intense training can last almost an entire month or something along those lines.

Anyone have any information on the matter?

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Re: A quick question about rest

Post by stuward » Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:54 am

The length of time to recover from a workout is the defining characteristic of the categories beginner/intermediate/advanced. The more advanced the trainee, the more complicated the training program. Beginners should keep it simple and repeat workouts frequently.
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