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Should I work out every day?

So I get this question ALL the time,

“Should I work out every day?”

If you have read any of my stuff in the past, you know the answer is never just a simple yes or no.

It’s way more complex.

So let me try to dissect it here:

1) Know the reason you are working out: I know many people who work out as much for the mental benefit as they do the physical one. This isn’t good or bad, it just changes the game a bit. In other words, I can give you my best advice from a physiological perspective but if the ‘benefit’ is above the neck, that’s a bit out of my field of knowledge.

2) What type of workouts are you doing? If you are someone who trains body part each day, you will be able to go to the gym much more frequently. Old school body building may be one day of chest, one day of arms, one day of back, etc….With this type of protocol, you can afford to go way more often as each body part has extra rest.

3) Do you ‘red line’ it each time? Some people go to the gym and don’t feel like they got a good workout unless you have to peel them off the floor because they are so tired. This is red-lining it. If you do this, going to gym each day will eventually cause injury.

Are you someone who works out every day? What type of workouts are you doing?

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Justin Rabinowitz

Dr. Justin Rabinowitz is one of New Jersey’s Leading Chiropractors and Strength and Conditioning Specialists.

Dr. Justin graduated with his Doctorate from New York Chiropractic College in 2012 and received his designation at a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist soon after. Upon graduation, Dr. Justin worked in a private practice until opening his own private practice in 2015.

Dr. Justin has worked with high level athletes in many settings including Rutgers University and CrossFit Regional Games. During his time in private practice, he has focused on caring for patients from professional athletes all the way to Fit Moms and Dads.

Dr. Justin is an avid sports fan and enjoys playing tennis and weight training.