A lot of workout programs designed for ordinary people like us proposes a three times a week frequency for workouts, such as:
Monday — Wednesday — Friday
Tuesday — Thursday — Saturday
Wednesday — Friday — Sunday
If we would analyze the pattern — it suggests that we should workout 3 times a week and with a 1-2 day(s) rest in between workouts.
If you’re going to work during the weekdays just like me, you have to make time for those 2 or 3 workouts even during a busy day.
What if I told you that you can still train 3 times a week even if you have to only do one workout during the weekday? I guess you already kind of predicted the answer.
The days we could workout will look like this:
Wednesday — Saturday — Sunday
Sometimes I can substitute Tuesday or Thursday for Wednesday, just in case I’m not available to train on that day.
During Wednesday’s (or Tuesday’s/Thursday’s) workout, I can do a whole body workout, but sometimes I just perform an upper body workout.
When it comes to the weekend training days, I’ll perform a split. Which is either an upper body lower body split, but a pushing exercise/pulling exercise split is also possible.
The workout that I outlined above is a little bit unconventional, but it works for me. Will it work for you? My answer is … I’m not sure.
The reason is everybody is different. Some people especially those that are still beginning their fitness journey may find out that working out on two consecutive days tiring, but still it depends on other factors.
How will you know if it will work you? By trying it … That’s how I discovered what works and doesn’t work (for me) during my almost four years of training.
I hope you like my fitness tip. Good Luck on your fitness journey!