WHAT DOES IT MEAN?
How often you train in general, or how often you train a specific body part. For instance, if you shift from a four-day legs/shoulders/chest/back split to a two-day full-body training plan, you’re actually upping the frequency of your legs training, despite going to the gym less.
WHY SHOULD YOU WORRY ABOUT IT?
“It can be the best way to break through a plateau,” says trainer Geoff Clement of Pure Fitness gym. “If you’ve stopped making gains on your squat, or your chest won’t grow, adding another session for your lagging body part rather than piling in extra sets on one day won’t help.” Experienced bodybuilders often use the lowest-frequency training: they’ll often smash a single body part with high-volume, low-tempo work once a week, and then allow it to recover for six days before training it again. If you’re a beginner or intermediate lifter, though, two or three sessions a week might be more beneficial.
Up your training frequency for pull-ups by doing them every day. Record your best all-out set, and do half of that four to five times throughout the day. Re-test after two weeks, and watch your max improve.