I started my first day of kettlebell workouts this week which were based on Pavel. My trainer is certified by Pavel. The gym is more personal and works one on one a lot because it is small and growing. My trainer has instructed me to come twice a week at least. He prefers three times a week. The workouts are 45min-1 hour, and they seem intense. I feel like I shouldn't workout hard 2-3 times a week because it will take a toll on my body over time. My goal is have biggish, toned muscles but not too big. I am 21 year old male weighing 170 pounds with 16% body fat (I have a little high homocysteine levels if that matters. My doctor thinks it is from red meat. Idk what it is.). My questions:
1. Can I workout once every 2 weeks and expect results within 6 months?
2. What about results working out once a week?
3. Should kettlebell workouts be done in under 20 minutes like body by science?
4. I 2-3 workouts a week really going to hurt my body over time?
5. Are kettlebell workouts alone enough to get what I want in the fastest way.
6. Any recommendations or advice
I always feel like I am working out the wrong way, and I hear so many different methods. From my perspective, it seems like the guys with biggish muscles are in the gym almost every day lifting a lot, but then people on this podcast/blog/website talk about once a week and recovery a lot. I have tried body by science workouts, but it did not seem to work at once a week. My machines weren't exactly like his though. I could only do about 3-4 reps of 75% of my max, and it rarely last a minute. I am not an exercise guru, and anything would help!
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