Discussion in 'Fitness & Nutrition' started by Mitchj, Mar 2, 2007.
Supposidly if you go over the hour, without replenishing/resting, your being counter productive.
When it's just me, I never manage to lift for over an hour. By that point I'm completely drained and I don't have a super long routine with a ton of volume.
One of those axioms of the gym... never sure about this one. Take a look at this training template from the Bulgarians:
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
09:00-10:00 am: Snatch
10:30-11:30 am: Clean and Jerk
11:30-12:30 pm: Clean pulls
05:00-06:00 pm: Clean and Jerk
06:30-07:30 pm: Snatch
07:30-08:00 pm: Front Squat
08:00-08:30 pm: Snatch Pulls
Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday
09:00-10:00 am: Snatch from the hang
10:30-11:30 am: Partial Jerks
11:30-12:00 pm: Back Squat
12:00-12:30 pm: Power Clean
12:30-01:30 pm: Snatch and Clean Pulls
This is certainly for elite-level athletes, but they train with 2 & 3 hour sessions every day.
There were articles on T-nation where the coach believe that by keeping your workouts under 1 hour your gains would be better.
This works because in between workouts they have adjustments, message, ice, heat, food, rest and a shitload of drugs!!!
drugs are good....
i don't' know about counter productive. but you're getting deep into the world of the law of diminished returns.
really depends on how much rest you get between sets the volume you're doing and how heavy your lifting. If your doing one med-heavy set every 15min, than working out for more than an hour really isn't going to be very bad at all.
Totally depends on what you're doing, what your intensity level is, what you're taking in during the workout, etc.
And why would lift lift during more than 1h ?
i lift for about an hour and a half is that to much? but im also doing 2 muscle groups a day
SO glad I'm not Bulgarian
I wish I was....that'd be an awesome way to spend your days.
As some have said... its more a case of diminishing returns if anything.
Other factors as well to consider...
there was also this other recent article that said don't fully believe in the < 1 hour workout. it all depends on the individual and program.
Unless I am training with a partner I am usually done lifting in an hr or less depending on what day it is. I've got timed rest periods for my work sets so that has kept me from dicking around and extending my time at the gym.
The main reason to stay away from prolonged workouts is due to an elevation of cortisol levels. Cortisol is the catabolic hormone in your body responsible for the breakdown of muscle tissue.
If you are lifting for over an hour you are dicking around too much
ok, what if you like an hour of cardio then lift? is that being counter productive too?
Oh shit, I've justed lifted for 60:01, I guess I just negated all my workout. Damn atomic clock within my muscles.
pff who needs 1 hr workouts all i do is 8 minute abs, then 5 min of tae bo with my man billy blanks and i'm swole as hell
If im working out strenously i try to get out within roughly one hour.
If iv been resting for time between sets, 1 hour to 1 hour 10.
No longer, i need to get home to get some food into me.
If you're that worried just bring a shake with you to the gym... drink after about an hour and make sure its full of sugar + protein
Meh, my heavy bench days take close to 2 hours. I've always had good results by taking long rest periods. I do the short rests for supplemental exercises.
Other days are about an hour and a half. I wouldn't over think it. I do believe that many gym rats would get better results cutting down to a 1 hour workout because they're overtraining to begin with.