View Poll Results: How long is long enough? (not including cardio)
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11-29-2005, 07:35 AM #1
Opinion: How long is long enough?
Ok guys; a topic that got an argument started with some friends. Let's see what you all have to say.
Here is the question: How much time do you need to really get a good workout? (Assuming a perfect day at the gym).
11-29-2005, 07:58 AM #2
I try to keep all workouts to 60 minutes. Sometimes it runs longer though.
11-29-2005, 08:05 AM #3
hour, hour 15mins tops, if the people you arguing with spent 3-4 hours in the gym thinking this will lead to more hypertrophy, tell them they can forget it…
11-29-2005, 10:08 AM #4
Get in gym, get out and show off those muscles. Hour normally but sometimes it runs over, just stay away from all those people trying to visit.
11-29-2005, 10:36 AM #5
The "social lifters". Fun distractions aren't they?
11-29-2005, 10:40 AM #6Originally Posted by LAGMuXle
11-29-2005, 10:42 AM #7
11-29-2005, 11:10 AM #8Originally Posted by LAGMuXle
11-29-2005, 12:06 PM #9
11-29-2005, 12:12 PM #10
60minutes Is Plenty...but It Does Go Longer Somethimes
11-29-2005, 12:14 PM #11
45 minutes Cardio
60 Minutes Lifting
I personally think anymore time that that I am wasting time working my jaw muscles (be nice, I mean talking).
there is a guy in my gym, he is a great dude but he spends 3+ hours everyday at the gym. I normally go in at 5am but T&Th I sometimes go in at 8am to do Cardio and this guy gets there and he racks some weight and walks around and talks.. then he does a set and then goes and sits down for 10-15 minutes and comes back and changes the weight and does another set.. then he will go into the gym office and talk for 15-20 minutes and he does this his whole workout.. I get my cardio done in 45 and he only get 3-4 sets done.. I have gone back a few hours later to tan or pick up a drink and he is still there.. I give him a hard time saying dude you need to not rest between sets as your body it getting cold and it is not good for you.. He just laughs and says "well I need to get my 3 hours in" WTF?? It is not like he goes anywhere after the gym he says he just goes home and sleeps.
Oh well just thought I would share that story but I am not sure why.
60 is plenty but I am a small dude so it does not take much for me get tired out.
Thanks for the link >> http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/par10.htm funny stuff
Ps, when I read the title of this thread I thought it was going to be about your manhood.
Last edited by oldman; 11-29-2005 at 12:16 PM.
11-29-2005, 12:53 PM #12Originally Posted by JR.SHRED
11-30-2005, 03:37 PM #13
I prefer 45 minutes to 60 minutes.
11-30-2005, 09:28 PM #14
I don't think it's cut and dry.
I can hit delts effectively in 15-30 minutes.
The same isn't true for Legs...or back.
Some pros train for 30 minutes...some an hour...some two.
The old-school Bodybuilders and Strongmen trained for 2-3 hours.
Who's to say what they did didn't work?
I think it's relative to the individual.
Not that i'd advise someone to be in the gym for 3 hours... 1 hour for the most part, is plenty of time imo.
But i'd be a hypocrite if i advised anyone on short sessions...when my training session average two hours in duration.
12-01-2005, 03:00 AM #15
I do an hour and fifteen minutes. If I am feeling great and didn't notice the time this could be 1:30.
As soon as I puke or my intensity goes down, I leave.
12-01-2005, 11:33 AM #16
45-60 min is just enough time to demolish your muscles.
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