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How often should I do strength training?

Aim for a minimum of three 10-minute sessions per week. You may want to devote a larger percentage of your workout to strength training as you get older.

Studies show you should perform 2-3 sessions of weight training a week with 24-48 hours in between sessions that work the same muscles. For example if you do an upper body workout on Monday do not perform another upper body workout again until at least Wednesday. Most health experts recommend performing workouts that focus on all major body parts each session to ensure you develop the entire body equally.

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