Should You Only Work One Body Part Per Gym Session?
Some trainers advise that one should only do each muscle group once per session, with the rest of your body simply resting. Others suggest that it is optimal to alternate between muscles. However, many fitness enthusiasts believe that one should work each body part at least twice per week. But how much is too much?
Physical fitness is a very personal thing. What works for one may not work for another. And working out more than one body part at a time can be a recipe for disaster.
It’s easy to get caught up in the idea that you need to work for every muscle group every time you hit the gym. After all, that’s what you’re told by hardcore bodybuilders and hardcore CrossFitter’s alike. And while that may seem like the best way to get lean and muscular, it’s not always the most efficient!
We all know working out is good for us, but what happens when you work out more than one body part per workout?
Working one muscle group per exercise
Some people believe that working one muscle group per exercise will lead to better results. I don’t agree—and I am not alone. For example, some people are against the idea of having to do the same exercise for your chest, shoulders, triceps, biceps, and abs. They believe that if you work your chest, shoulders, triceps, biceps, and abs on one day, you will see better results. But I disagree with that idea.
The problem with working out muscles using a set and rep strategy is that by the time you’re done, you’re burnt out before you even get started. The solution to this problem is to switch it up! Instead of working one muscle group per exercise, you should be working one muscle group per exercise but switching up your order of working out.
Benefits of working one muscle group per exercise
When you work out, you want to make sure you’re doing all of your body parts in the right order. It’s much better to focus on the upper and lower body at the same time. If you focus on doing biceps and triceps separately, you’re going to get weak in one muscle group and burn out in the other. To work your entire body all at once, you need to practice a muscle-group-per-exercise routine.
A popular way to stay in shape is to do a single-muscle-group-per-exercise routine. This means that you focus on one muscle group at a time, doing just one exercise for that group on each of your workouts. For example, if you’re doing dumbbell exercises for your biceps, you’ll do just bicep curls for each set.
Flexibility is the key to working out
Working out is something we all want to do for various reasons. However, it can be difficult to stick to a regular exercise routine. The key to keeping exercise on the list of things we do is to make it a priority and make sure we stick to a regular schedule. No one wants to be wasting time and money and feeling like they’re constantly breaking a sweat, and that’s why we created this blog—to help you get the most out of your workouts and get the results you want.
The right way to work out is to exercise as often as you can and do as much as you can. The point of this article is that there is another way to work out: you can do as much as you can, and as often as you can, and be flexible.
Conclusion: Muscles can be trained several times a week
At the end of the day, all that matters is that you are doing what is helping you achieve your personal fitness goals. What you do for yourself may differ from what I do. For example, I train my muscles three times a week, while you may want to train them more often. That’s fine. If you are getting the same results, I am, but more often, keep doing what you are doing.