This brings up my own training frequency question:I've been training 3x per week for a little over a year. I tried moving up to 4x per week last month, mainly because I've been 'training' some family members at another gym once a week and I figured I could add another workout. I hear talk of people adding a 4th day, then a 5th day and then 2-a-days, etc...4 days x week left me wiped out and feeling stretched too thin. I was also pretty busy for the 6-or-so weeks I tried it, so that could have contributed to me feeling lousy.
My gym is over a half hour away and I usually wind up training for a long time--like 2 hrs. I feel like it's not worth it to drive there if I'm not going to have a full training session. I can train at a closer gym, but only non-Oly stuff because it's just a regular neighborhood gym with octagonal metal plates and men's bars.
That brings me to my questions: 1) what is the purpose of adding more days/week? 2) If you add more days should you also shorten your workouts? 3) does any of this matter if you're 28 and without anything like Olympic ambitions and just training for the love of it?
I ask because I have a lot more free time right now and I can train as much as I want. However, after trying to add another day and finding it unpleasant, I wonder if I should just stick with good ol' 3x/week.
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