A Guest Post by David Williams from A Lean Life If you are like most people who have an interest in fitness and well-being, you have likely wondered “How many days a week should I lift weights?” This is an important question and one that is often misunderstood. And like many things related to fitness, it is a personal decision based on your fitness goals. So to answer this question, you first need to clarify and identify your fitness goals. If your goal is to become a competitive bodybuilder, that will likely require four or more days a week in the gym. However, if you are living a normal, working life and trying to get fit and lean, then two days a week are all you need in the gym to achieve your fitness goals.