Lifting weights is vital for strength and bone density, and also is one of the best things we can do for weight loss and maintenance. When we get a challenging workout in, we need to make sure we give the muscles enough rest to repair and get stronger. Many want to lift everyday but when we need that day off in between it makes it a little challenging. Depending on what your goals are, you can break down the muscle groups you are training to be able to lift everyday. Alternating upper and lower body is an obvious way to do this. Legs one day, chest and back the next makes sense. We can even break it down more, to chest/shoulders/triceps one day, back/biceps the next and legs on a third. This allows you to really focus on the specific groups. Many who aren’t looking to build and want to become stronger can do full-body workouts and take a day off in between.
Make sure you get the weight training in but rest is very important!