Weights: Arms and legs on different days?

Seek balance when weight training. Work all of your major muscles, including your abdominals, legs, chest, back, shoulders and arms. But strengthen opposing muscles in a balanced way, such as the front of the shoulder and the back of the shoulder. Avoid exercising the same muscles two days in a row. You might work all of your major muscle groups at a single session two or three times a week, or plan daily sessions for specific muscle groups. For example, on Monday work your arms and shoulders, on Tuesday work your legs, and so on.

Last Updated Sep 25, 2018


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