joe <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>The question is: would my delts/traps recover faster since they are the only
>muscles my body needs to repair?
Interesting question. Maybe a little. The lack of other
muscles taking protein etc. out of the bloodstream might
keep the concentration of those a little higher, which
should push the chemical reactions along.
>Or, are their recovery times pretty much
>constant whether I'm working other muscle groups at the same time or not?
>Any idea how much I could decrease my recovery time?
They grow when they're resting. The workout is just there
to tell them why.
>P.S. I'm mostly and ectomorph hardgainer, so I lift heavy, with low reps.
Eat, and mix up the heavy/low-rep work with light/high-rep*high-set work.
Get both your type-II and type-I fibers growing.
I did an 8x8 workout (8 sets of 8 reps at 50% of 1-rep
weight with 15-20 second recovery between sets) on just my
delts and biceps yesterday, and last night lying down in
bed I felt my delts bigger than ever and today my biceps
are sore for the first time in weeks.
"And tomorrow is gym day."