Working out 3 hours a day
- 04-04-2014, 02:23 AM
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04-04-2014, 09:21 AM
Working out that long makes you reach a point of "diminishing returns". Your body will stop progressing over time, and there is some indication that you actually start seeing a LOSS in progression. No studies that I know of prove that to be the case, but there is a lot of anecdotle evidence.
04-04-2014, 09:51 AM
04-04-2014, 10:18 AM
Don't see any need for more than an hour training. You could use some of that other time to stretch, foam roll and get some cardio in.
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04-04-2014, 11:06 AM
3 hours is way overkill. Spend an hour in the gym and go outside to use that muscle doing something else functional.
04-04-2014, 11:26 AM
**** 3 hours a day. That's nuts, I use to train for 60-90min and now I train at the very most 60 min. Your body dosent need that long to destroy a muscle if your training hard and hitting failure it should really only be 1 -3 sets per muscle. I know some massive guys that are in and out in 30
04-04-2014, 11:33 AM
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04-04-2014, 09:10 PM
You better be pounding calories if you're doing 2 a days. I don't believe in the "you must only lift for 45-60 minutes max". If I want to life for 1.5 -2 hours, the. I ****ing will. And I look better than 90% of my gym. Do what you want. Eat a huge surplus if you plan to train for more than 60 minutes.
04-04-2014, 09:41 PM
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04-07-2014, 02:54 PM
Olympic lifters (US, so natty) can put in some 18 hours a week during offseason, I've seen successful powerlifters do up to 14 hours a week.
I say try it and see how it works for you. If it doesn't make you happy, stop. If it does, keep doing it. No need to be hypothetical about it.
04-07-2014, 05:28 PM
How can anyone (myself included) comment on this question without knowing (and not limited to):
Planned reduced loading periods
Movement quality and postural deviations
04-08-2014, 11:29 AM
Regardless if it's beneficial to train that long or not....who has time these days to spend 3 hours in the gym?
04-08-2014, 12:29 PM
04-08-2014, 04:36 PM
3 hours training can be done. I do it today when I work away from home to burn time. Actually I progressed. I work in the energy field. I work 12 hr shifts, sleep 5-6 hrs and hit the gym. I have many logs to prove it. No I'm not eating a ton of calories and I made crazy gains. In fact, I hit my biggest bench when I trained this way by last November 17, 2013 @ 440 lbs and broke a Masters Bench Record. It got me over a plateau. Yes, all natural, never utilized AAS or Ph's. In fact, my supplements are protein, creating, multivitamins and sometimes fat burners and test boosters. When you have this kind of time, you have to get creative. I overlapped body parts and even benched up to 4 times a week. No I'm not 20 or even 30. In fact, I'm 40. It can be done. I tend to follow people like CT Fletcher and Mike Rashid.
Lets Say you do everything that you are supposed to do. You check all the boxes. You Believe, you prepare, you work, you fight, and you know your why, and Life still catches you on your blindside..... Just remember Failure Is Never Final !!!!
04-08-2014, 07:22 PM
IMO anything over an hour is too much. Your body becomes catabolic instead of anabolic. I stick to one body part per day 45-60 mins. Very heavy. Post workout meal right after. Now if you're adding cardio in after I suggest taking post workout after lift and and before cardio to avoid the catabolic state.
04-08-2014, 07:37 PM
Just listen to what your body tells you. If you can handle it and are progressing, then go for it. If not, then don't. Pretty simple
04-08-2014, 08:48 PM
In any case, if someone is going to go over 60 or so min, then they would likely be consuming BCAAs intra.
04-08-2014, 08:54 PM
04-09-2014, 07:21 AM
04-09-2014, 08:11 AM
If your question is from less experience with your body and only taking into account, that "more is better", or the more time in the gym will equate to more progress!? No, not really an accurate assessment. Way to many lifters in great elite shape and with great elite strength, spend half that time in the gym.
If on the other hand, you have specific goal(s) that you will need to spend that much time perfecting lifts, body parts etc. etc., then higher time frames may come more into play.
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