serious question about weight lifting?
is it bad to do upper body weight training and lower body weight training in the same workout?
please explain your answer
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
Not at all. I wouldn't recommend doing every muscle in your body 100% in one day, but doing chest and tris (like bench) and legs (like squat) in the same day doesn't do any harm. Core workouts use a ton of different muscles, upper and lower. If you're asking if you can do the exact same workout every day, you'll plateau in no time and you won't get decent results at all.Source(s): Experience
- 1 decade ago
It won't really hurt you. But the issue is that if you do a lot of training then you will lose endurance and strength throughout the week. The reason you normally target one muscle group a session is because you tear your muscles when you stress them through working out. If you work upper and lower, then you won't be able to efficiently work out the other half that week. If you only casually work out it's not an issue. But for those of us that try to do it at least 3 times a week, many do more, then you want a specific purpose for you time in the gym.
Remember to balace it out throughout the week. Get a good workout plan for all the muscle groups, and balance them throughout the week. Otherwise you won't get teh best results you can.
- 1 decade ago
There's nothing wrong with weight training for the upper body and the lower body during the same workout. It should be fine given that you give yourself adequate time to rest. For instance, wait two days later to do another workout.