Monday, 20 September, 2021


The minimum number of days one should work out in a week

The minimum number of days one should work out in a week

A user on Quora asked 'how many days should one workout in a week', to which many people responded. One of the most liked comments was where biologist and power lifter Helgi Briem shared, "Once a week is a bare minimum to maintain a base level of strength. It is not enough to make progress but can prevent deterioration, for example while on holiday or during a competition season in a sport. Twice a week produces slow gains for most people and is the minimum effective workout routine. For the vast majority of trainees, three times a week is a sweet spot, providing good progress with adequate recovery."

Celebrity nutritionist Rujuta Diwekar recently shared on social media that the minimum number of days a person should workout in a month is 7 days. She also added that you should have home cooked food at least 22 days a month.

Having said that, the number of days you should workout in a month varies from person to person. If you are not struggling with excess weight and your reason to workout is just to stay active, it is alright if you workout 2-3 times a week but if your goal is to lose weight, then you will have to workout for more days. Moreover, it is important to know that workout alone can never do wonders. Having a balanced and nutritious diet is of utmost importance.

Furthermore, you have to be realistic about your schedule. If you can include only 2 days of workout in a week, make the days count by including an intense training schedule. Five days a week is considered ideal for most, but finally it depends on how much your schedule allows.

                – Times of India