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How Many Muscles Should You Focus on Per Gym Session?

By Jason Jansen

The gym is my personal sanctuary, and weights are my prayer of choice. On a serious note, I really enjoy working out and my life isn’t the same without the gym in my life. The benefits of lifting weights are many, and my regular use of the gym improves my life in many aspects. I’m stronger, I have more energy, and it makes me a happier person overall.

Anyway, for a long time I’ve been unsure about whether I should work two muscle groups in one workout, or if I’m better off doing one per day. Many people have differing opinions on the issue, so I wanted to add mine to the mix.

The best way to determine the answer to anything is to test each possibility. This is what I’ve done in the past, as I tried many different combos.

I’d do chest with triceps, back with biceps, and shoulders with legs. I had a solid three day rotation, meaning that I was hitting up most of my muscle groups twice per week.

There are some good things about doing things this way. Very often, I’d end up working important muscles like my chest and legs twice in a week, which was great for muscle growth.

The disadvantages are the fact that the workouts will naturally be longer, and it may not be necessary to work each muscle group twice. I learned this from a little experience.

A few years ago, I decided to switch my workout routine to one that just focused on one muscle group per session. This has saved me a lot of time, and I’ve taken advantage of the extra time.

What it all comes down to in the end is how this all impacts the body. There’s good and bad to this approach. The good is that you can really get away with it, as long as you make sure you’re getting to the gym more than every other day. The bad is that if you fall behind, your muscles may suffer for it.

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Jansen, Jason "How Many Muscles Should You Focus on Per Gym Session?." How Many Muscles Should You Focus on Per Gym Session?. 30 Oct. 2009. uberarticles.com. 3 Aug 2014 <http://uberarticles.com/health-and-fitness/2-vs-1-muscle-workouts/>.

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