How many days a week should you workout for the best results? There’s no magic number that applies to everyone unfortunately.
I workout every day, three times a day
– Ray, Online Comment
I workout five days a week, 2 hours per day
– Carlos, Online Comment
For me, 6 times a week, 90 minutes a day is best
– Farouk, Online Writer
There are multiple variables that go into how many days a week one should work out.
- What’s your goal? Are you looking to just get back into shape or become a body builder?
- How many hours of sleep are you getting per night?
- How old are you? What’s your body type? Do you gain/lose weight easily?
…and much more.
One thing I’ve found for many people is that the number of days they workout directly correlates with their mood during that week. The more they get a workout in, the better they feel both mentally and physically. This is something that’s been researched many times.
How Many Days A Week Should You Workout For The Best Results?
Just like some need less sleep to function, others need to only workout 3 days a week, at no more than 30-45 minutes to get the same gains that others would need 4-5 days a week to achieve.
So while their is no set number of days that any one person should do, to maintain a healthy lifestyle, three days a week of relatively moderate to intense workout is what is recommended.
Finally, keep in mind that no matter what, your diet is by far the biggest factor in your success at the gym. The fuel you’re putting in your body is what’s going to make the biggest difference, all things being equal.