You should generally aim for 3 days of recovery before training the same muscle group again. Of course, that's also dependent on other factors. Even so, you wouldn't want to make it a weekly ritual. Otherwise, you are going to hit a plateau and run into overtraining at some point.
I'm after some advise for exercises to lose weight and to just generally get into shape. Due to a pain that i get in my knees i've had no luck finding any kind of exercise that i can do regularly. In the past i've bought an exercise bike, a cross trainer and twist steppers, and had to sell them all because i just couldn't use them due to my knees.
I'm really unfit, and whilst i've always been very unhappy about it, due to my knees i've just had to put up with it, but i'm at a point now that i'm really sick of it and want to get into shape. Also my son's nearing the age where i'd really like to be able to take him to the park and kick a ball about and stuff.
I don't really need advice on muscle toning and the like, what i'm after is suggestions for low impact exercises that can aid weight loss (with a healthy diet of course).
EDIT: Actually low impact isn't what i really mean, rather something that wouldn't require constant bending at the knees.
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Re: Workout/Staying in Shape Thread
How many excess calories do you guys consume per day while bulking? (% if that's how you calculate) My body's relatively efficient with muscle mass building, so my week would most roam around the areas of 0 - 300 excess calories. Cut down to -300 once per week b/c my nutrition isn't as clean as I like. Seems to be working well at the moment.