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?