Workout routine and recuperation

by jon larsen
(new jersey)

Question:

Is my routine allowing me to recuperate enough?
Hi, my name is jon, I am 52 years old, always been a closet bodybuilder. At this point I only train chest and arms maybe a little shoulders.

My routine:

Day #1 chest and alittle delts

Day #2 rest

Day #3 arms 2triceps 8 sets, 2bicep excersises about 8 sets

Days 4 and 5 I rest

Then I start the cycle over.

O for chest I do 2 maybe 3 movements 10 sets and delts 6 light sets.

Am I allowing enough rest time between bodyparts to recup at this age or stage in my life?

Somtimes I dont get a good arm pump on arm day and sometimes my arms look tired and small. Can you help?

Answer:
Yeah you're definitely getting enough rest days. You could probably intensify it even more, and still be okay.

Throw in some back exercises, and leg exercises to give you a well rounded physique... just a personal suggestion.

About getting a bump: When you fuel your body with good amounts of protein and carbohydrates 1 hour before your workouts, you get better pumps. The reason for this, is that the muscles have more energy to work with.

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