Last week, we asked you kind folk, whether you thought Monday was actually International Chest Day. We also asked a couple of other questions, about Cheat Days, Rest Days and Hump Day.
Yes, it’s not the biggest sample size in the world (148 people answered) but as a bit of a fun guide, it’s still fairly interesting.
So here are the results, you’d best stop hitting the bench on a Monday!
Question 1: Is Monday International Chest Day?
Turns out the answer is a pretty conclusive no. Perhaps you have all become tired of waiting for the bench and have since gone on to do legs instead? Whatever the case, just under two thirds of you answered “no”, so the next time you in the gym on a Monday, expect 37.8% of people to be lining up for the bench. Everyone else will be drinking a tasty protein shake, or practising their deadlifts.
Question 2: Is Wednesday Hump Day?
This was a bit spooky. We had the exact same split on the first question as we did on this. So again, “Hump Day” is presumably a figment of the internet’s imagination.
Question 3: Is Sunday Rest Day?
This is where things got really weird. The same split, but flipped round.
But scary statistics aside, a day off is always a good idea. You can train every day, but you don’t give your body time to recover. Plus, it’s good to see your family once in a while.
Question 4: Do you believe in Cheat Days?
The Rock loves them, we love them, and you love them. 81.1% of you have said you think there is a benefit to a cheat day. Some may go for a “metabolism boost” whilst others might just want to have some ice cream from time to time. Either way, nice to see that most of you can relax.