How often should I come to the gym?


When your only tool is a hammer, everything starts to look like a nail. As you’re probably painfully aware, my favorite tool in the gym is anti-glycolytic training.

One of my favorite aspects of AGT is that it leaves you feeling fresh and energized rather than tired and sore.

Last night I was watching something on TV about a therapist who worked with workaholics. He tried to talk to his patients about a metric for how hard you should work. Some people love working hard, even to the detriment of other parts of their life, so you can’t make a hard-and-fast rule about what’s the proper number of hours to work.

The metric that seemed to resonate with the most people was that you don’t want to work so hard that it interferes with future work. That is, you may love working 18 hour days 7 days a week, but if that much work burns you out that you need to take the next two months off sick, then you’re doing it wrong.

When I heard that, my mind went to exercise. How much and how often should you train or practice? You don’t want to train so much that it interferes with future training. You shouldn’t always be feeling like you’re recovering from something.

This is why I love the AGT approach and the variability that we put in the program. If you follow the spirit of our daily program you should be able to train more or less consistently without getting to the point that it interferes with your future training. You don’t need to plan rest days. Of course, take one if you’re not feeling great or if other stresses in your life line up to conspire against you. We don’t want to add to your stress!

Michael Deskevich