- Mar 23, 2011
If you train legs twice a week they will not get sufficient rest for growth. Train them once every 6 or 7 days, no more.
I am surprised that so many here advocate 2 a week, since 95% of your top competitors abandoned that frequency in the 70's.
Training a bp twice a week will skyrocket your cortisol levels.
First of all, I was unaware that cortisol understands how many times per week you train a certain bodypart. I was under the impression it was a systemic adrenal response to intense, acute exercise. Are you saying that LESS cortisol is produced by lifting 4 times per week but never the same bodypart twice, than if I trained just twice per week but did squats both days? You realize this entire discussion started by you saying that squats twice per week was too much with too little rest. So please don't start saying that ANYBODY recommended hitting EVERY bodypart twice per week.
I apologize for ignoring you. Some of the points you raise were addressed in my response to CBS. You say there are innumerable athletes benefiting from twice a week training. I am just telling you what most high level bodybuilders do. For every one doing 2 a week, there are dozens doing once a week. The issue of cortisol was unpacked whn I explained how a 2 a week program will require so much training volume that cortisol will be out of control.
You cannot simply change the subject of the debate in order to save face. We are way too intelligent here at TID to be fooled by or accept such a tactic.
Your incorrect assertions, as shown in bold above, are what brought about this debate. Again, I implore you to explain how training LEGS twice per week, or even more, is detrimental to building a round butt? This thread is not about anything other than the OP's desire to build a round butt. The advice given was by powerlifters, olympic weightlifters, bodybuilders, and general gym rats, and the consensus is squatting often. Then you come in and say that is wrong. Now you want to change the topic to entire body building and specific to the sport of bodybuilding.
Again, there are many many examples given of athletes with overly developed glutes, who got them using what you claim to be inferior regimens. Please back up your ORIGINAL statement.
As for the cortisol, again, you mistakenly assumed (or intentionally, in order to avoid embarrassment) that anybody is recommending a split that hits every muscle group twice per week at high intensity. You are arguing with yourself until you address the assertion in the context it was made, that cortisol levels skyrocket because of training "A bodypart twice a week". That's not how it works. If you have your doctorates degree, maybe you can teach me something (that all of the literature will clearly refute).
You just can't seem to grasp the debate here. Please see above for clarification.
Consequently, training a bp twice a week is a recipe for getting smaller .
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