Is this true?

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  1. Lupie

    Lupie I'm a virgin slut.

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    "A beginner's workout often takes more time than those of an intermediate or advanced workout. The reason for that is because beginners do full body workouts, which obviously take more time than splits. However, an intermediate and advanced bodybuilder must spend more time in the gym weekly than a beginner bodybuilder.

    The reason for this is because the muscles of an intermediate or advanced bodybuilder recover quicker than those of a beginner. Their body is used to the constant intense stress of weightlifting and therefore will not respond as it once did before. That is why beginners take frequent off days so their bodies can get used to the stress."

    My weight training instructor sent me this in an e-mail, but he didn't answer my question whether I need 2-3 days of rest per week instead of my current 1-2 days of rest per week.
     
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    I believe the article is talking specifically about people who are non-athletic and coming to the gym right off of a 6 month WOW membership.


    But yes, it's true. The better condition your body is in, the faster it will recover. The more accustomed your body is to performing a certain exersize/movement, the better it will respond.
     
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    thanks for the reply :cool:
     
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    makes sense :dunno:
     
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    shit, i dunno... that seems like a pretty broad statement...

    and i don't know if a full body workout would take more time than doing a "split" workout... makes sense to say it like that, but split workouts can take a long time, too, depending on how many movements you throw in
     
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    it all depends on the intensity you hit your muscles with
     
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