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How many days per week should I resistance train?

The number of days per week that you should resistance train depends on multiple factors including, but not limited to, your lifestyle, fitness goals, resistance training experience, and your schedule. Due to other obligations, it can be a real challenge for many people to resistance train more than 2-3 days a week, and that is okay! For most exercisers, 2-3 days a week of resistance training will be adequate to continue to see improved health and strength benefits and body composition change. The key with any resistance training program is to maximize the time that you can commit to your workouts to ensure that you are getting the most benefit out of every session as well as to develop a realistic plan that you can stay commited to. Consistency is one the most important factors when it comes to benefitting from an exercise program.

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