Weight Training, How Many Times Weekly?
Updated: Aug 9
While too many individual factors come into play for me to get super specific about overall exercise frequency needed, weight training consistency is the opposite. I can get pretty damn specific here.
If it isn’t obvious enough, weight training consistency in this case will refer to how often and how many times we weight train per week.
My recommendation is: the majority of the population should weight train 2-4 times per week, and never more than 5 consecutive days in a row.
Some people can get away with 6 (although few truly need it) However, for most of the people, most of the time, you’ll get your best results with either 2 or 4 total weight training workouts per week.
This is based on the fact that the majority of the most highly proven and sofiticated designed workout programs in existence are all built around doing 2 or 4 weight training workouts per week.
The same goes for having no more than 5 weight training workouts on back-to-back days.
These recommendations appear to create the sweet spot in terms of allowing for optimal recovery, and when recovery is at its best, your results will be at their best too.