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Old 04-09-2013, 11:44 AM   #264
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How much recovery time is optimal for naturals? Are there any benefits for novice lifters who follow a full body routine 2 times per week over 3 times per week?
There is strong evidence that working each bodypart 2-3x per week is more optimal than a split. Protein synthesis levels tend to return to baseline after 48 hours, so if you train more frequently you are creating a greater potential to build muscle.

You can't approach frequency training like splits though. The point is to work a muscle each day properly, not destroy it so you can't move for a week.
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