Below are four factors that influence one’s ability to train more often.
While these may vary from person to person, the 4 factors are some of the most important to address when determining training splits and training programs.
1. your expectations
Your level of expectations for your training can determine the amount of work you put in.
The better results you expect, the more time and training sessions you will need to complete to master technique, build strength, rhythm, and allow the body to respond to the stress of training over an extended period.
While this may also depend on your current skill levels and injuries, it’s important to remember that, like anything else, the more you want to succeed, the harder you have to work.
Be sure to review the Training Frequency Recommendations section below for a more concrete understanding and answer on how many days a week you should train Olympic weightlifting.
2. current skills
For some lifters who are simply looking to maintain their current powerlifting ability, or just aren’t too concerned about competing, they can train less frequently.
Conversely, an advanced lifter who wants to continue to compete at higher levels will often need to train every day of the week (or at least 5-6 days with double sessions per day) to address strength limitations, refine techniques and work to prevent injuries with props and corrective training.
For beginning and intermediate lifters, the emphasis on technique training is greater, meaning the more they can train (based on recovery and time constraints), the better, as they’ll be able to accumulate more lift time. barbell training. to learn the months and fix glitches faster.
As with all training, recovery is a necessary process that allows muscles, connective tissues, and the nervous system to rest, recover, and adapt to training stimuli. Without extensive recovery, the body will often suffer from injury and reduced performance.
There are a host of factors that can influence recovery including sleep, nutrition, hydration, work or personal stress, training age, chronological age, amounts of weight lifted, supplementation and the programming (the type of program and the methods used) .
While this is a very broad topic, it is important to remember that there are times in training where the coach/program is trying to beat the lifter or body, in the hope that once recovery is applied , they will be able to do it. adapt and progress.
For more information on recovery, be sure to check out this article on how we at fitbod determine recovery status in our training app.
4. ability to train (time)
One of the most obvious factors dictating your ability to train more often is the amount of time you can spend training in any given week. daily training requires not only time in the gym, but also time to prepare meals, sleep, stretch, and recover.
Many people will often think that 6-7 workouts a week is better than 4-5 workouts combined with good nutrition and rest. If you can’t commit to eating well, sleeping, and allowing for recovery when you train 4 days a week, chances are you need to focus on that before increasing your training to more than 5 days a week.
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