We obviously work muscle groups everyday with activities of daily living. However, if you are performing resistance exercise approx. 12RM or fewer (reps/higher resistance) the research is clear that at least a 48 hour recovery is imperative to allow for healing, cellular repair and repacking glycogen replenishment.
Hello Todd Faust,
Good thing you ask this question, huh? If you are working out at a high intensity, you definitely want to wait 24 to 48 hours before working the chest again. Do not forget that you are also working other muscles, not only the chest, which are smaller to help stabilize and those may become overworked, causing injury. I see all the trainers are in agreement with this one. Do not worry, we remain strong with daily physical activity as well…look at the farmers.
Natalie aka NAPS 2 B Fit.