Thread: Lifting more than once a day?
06-04-2005, 12:19 AM #1
Lifting more than once a day?
Iíve been following a set routine, basically one muscle group every MTWRF except for legs. My workout typically takes about 30-45 minutes, sometimes less.
How many hours can I put in at the gym? Iíve just havenít been able to induce any DOMS. My question is that if youíre not sore and feel 100% is there any downside to working out for a longer period of time with more sets until you are?
Sorry if my question isnít completely coherent, itís almost bedtime for me.
06-04-2005, 01:20 PM #2
Imo, 30-45 min workouts are perfect. especially if you are natural. I bet you dont need more sets. maybe just more intensity. Read some things on low volume workouts. i am not asking you to agree with the programs at all, but just to acknowledge the fact that 1 set with 2 rest pauses ( i am on dc) is enough to make us sore and come back stronger. And more sets might be detrimental instead of positive. How many do you do now?
06-04-2005, 01:58 PM #3
My intensity is ok, could be better but I dont want to scare all the people in the gym. I do around 2-4 sets, with about a minute rest between.
Im thinking about giving it a try for a few weeks and see what happens.
06-04-2005, 02:56 PM #4
it's all about quality, not quantity. Intensity is key. but yes after about 45-50min cortisol leels begin start rising dramatically when weight training
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