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  1. KingGargantuan

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    how long does it take you for each session/workout?

    I did day #2 last night and it only took me a little over 1/2 hour. That seems too quick to me.
     
  2. milani

    milani "The best activities for your health are pumping a

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    Day 2 is a lighter day. It takes me @ 45 minutes, but I take @ 2 minute breaks between sets. I use the rest of the hour to do some abs/hypers/etc...

    Days 1 and 3 are about an hour or hour 15, depending on the breaks, which can go from 2-3 minutes during heavy sets...
     
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    monday 1 - 2 hours, depends
    other days, 1 hour

    you probably need to go heavier?
     
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    I try to keep it under an hour but it usually goes over by a few minutes.
     
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    so next may you'll be doing #3?
     
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    Day 1 & Day 3: 45min-1hr
    Day 2: 30-45min
     
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    It takes you 3 minutes to get ready for another set. :eek3: I usually force myself to sit there for a full minute. I guess I need some more weight on the bar.

    My days usually all take ~1hr.
     
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    this is the shortest time between workouts in a looooonng time.

    i did workout #1 July 1st. :mamoru:
     
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    most likely, yes. I'm just getting back in so I'm starting light so I don't hurt myself. :noes:
     
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    about an hour for each day. And usually day #2 is the hardest day for me & i dread it.

    1. because i usually do it on a wednesday & i find it hard to eat enough on the two days prior (workdays! :mad: ). So my energy is low.

    2. I do more than i have to. It says light squats 4x8... i probably use heavier weight than i should. I do 2 styles of shoulder press (3-4sets standing barbell & 3-4 sets seated dumbell). Plus i also do 4 sets of dips.
     
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    that's another thing, i'm wondering if i can add extra exercises to areas I feel are lacking (shoulders, traps, triceps) or will it hurt me overall?
     
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    i'm not the right person to give you advie. but hell... i'm progressing well so far. :bateman:
     
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    usually takes me 30-45 minutes. sometimes more if I get tired.
     
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    I asked christopher's a similar question and he said it should be fine, just play it by ear
     
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    I take about 50 minutes and on day 2 after I've done my pullups and dips I'm wasted and never want to put anything else in. I guess you could if you wanted to but maybe you should just lift heavier on everything else if its too easy.
     
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    milani "The best activities for your health are pumping a

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    Wednesday is a good day to add hypers, abs, or any accessory exercises, since it is a lighter day.... YOu know your body better than us, so do what feels right...
     
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    You are the one with the spreadsheet of the "Christopher's Routine"?? Think I could get that from you??? The link in the archived thread is dead :hs:
     
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    disblohs I can't shake this little feeling I'll never get a

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    i have it if you need it. hit me up on aim: disblohs
     
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    ware_ru I know, I know, I'm amazing

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    Do you mean that over the course of some weeks, the 3-minute resters were stronger overall? 'Cause if you're talking about them finishing better during the single workout, obviously they will... they've had more time to rest.
     
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    If you did it in half an hour you were doing cardio :X
     
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    Same here, I always wonder if it's too fast.
     
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    I feel really stupid asking this but I'm interested in starting up this routine. I'm wondering if it makes any difference (in some sort of bad way) if I follow this program but instead do it on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. The football lifting schedule for summer is pretty dumb imo, and those are the days that I have to go in. If this is a problem, is there any way I can switch around some of the lifts to make it more efficient for this schedule?
     
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    you guys finishing it that quickly should up the weights a little i think....

    alacrity, that should work fine mate.
     
  24. milani

    milani "The best activities for your health are pumping a

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    You may really want the day of rest between days 2 and 3, but you could probably get away with it, since day 2 is a lighter day. This routine would be fine for football training, since it is a modified version of a workout from a football strength training book...
     
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