Q&A for men Workouts, Fitness Guides & Programs

The most comprehensive free workout hub to help you get in the best shape of your life.

More Q&A Articles

Most Popular Workout Guides

Check out our complete plans

Athlean-X AX-1 Program

AX-1 Training Program

Fat Burning, Muscle Building, Athletic Training

Athlean-X Jacked Program


Dumbbell Only, Home Muscle Building

Athlean-X Total Beaxst Program

Total Beaxst

Total Body Split, Extreme Muscle Building


Frequently Asked Questions

No, you don’t need to work out every day to build muscle. In fact, in order for your muscles to grow, you need to take rest days. Muscle tissue is regenerated and grows during periods of rest.

It’s not necessary to spend hours in the gym to build muscle. A good workout length for a strength training session is 30-45 minutes.

To increase muscle mass, it’s important that you set goals and follow a training plan. Don’t worry as much about how many reps you do, and instead focus on quality. Using intensifiers to increase the intensity of your workouts, focusing on the mind-muscle connection and allowing for sufficient recovery will help you to build muscle faster.

The best type of cardio training to lose weight is a HIIT workout comprised of several exercises is the best way type of exercise to burn the most fat in the least amount of time. However, it’s important to do regular strength training workouts as well, because muscle burns fat not only while you’re training but also while you’re at rest. The more muscle mass you have, the higher your metabolism will be and the more fat you will burn.

If you are working to build muscle, you should rest each muscle group for at least 24 hours prior to training it again. Depending on what type of training split you are using, this may mean you’ll take 1-3 rest days per week. For example, for a full body split, you’ll rest every other day. For a Push Pull Legs split, you may rest as little as 1 day per week if you are doing a 6-day split.

How often you should exercise depends on what your training goals are and what type of training split you are using. Typically, people strength train 3-6 days per week. Sometimes on rest days, people may do other types of training like cardio or sport-specific training or drills.

There is no scientifically proven best time of day to work out. The best time of day to work out is the time of day that you are most likely to stick with.

A good workout length for a strength training session is 30-45 minutes. More than that, and you risk overtraining and injury. The same is true for cardiovascular workouts.

It is always a good idea to warm up your muscles before your workouts to help prevent injuries and improve your performance during your workout. Dynamic stretching for 5-10 minutes prior to your workout is the best type of warm up.

You should do both strength training and cardio if you are looking to build muscle and burn fat. Strength training will help you to build muscle and burn fat because muscle burns calories even while you’re at rest. Cardio is great for fat loss as well as for cardiovascular health. It’s best to alternate strength training and cardio days rather than doing both on the same day.