How is 1 hour > 3hours
- 04-21-2009, 02:57 PM
How is 1 hour > 3hours
I used to do 2-3 hours in the gym with jack3d i was pumped. But after reading around here a bit people say 1 hour is optimum due to cortisol setting in. Just wondering whether its that big of a deal at a yound age. My workouts vary on intensity depending on whether i got any pre-workout supp.
- 04-21-2009, 03:04 PM
The timing ur talknig about strictly only deals with the actual time you are participating in working out so the water breaks and stretching and so on doesnt count. Cortisol is released at a young age as well as in older adults and to be honest probably has an earlier onset than older adults (this is assuming you are younger than 18, if you are over 18 the general rule of thumb is one hour). As for cortisol and catabolic effects, it really depends on what your goals are, for example if you wanna just lift to get stronger and there isnt a lot of emphasis on hypertrophy (increased muscle mass) than going into the cortisol release period isnt that bad. If you are trying to increase your muscle size you want to stay away from going over an hour (thus releasing cortisol).
- 04-21-2009, 05:25 PM
If you can lift for 2-3 hours you are not pushing yourself hard enough. Resting too long or using too light of a load so that you can do an enormous volume of sets.
Rule of thumb: if you're not beat after an 1hr - you're not training hard enough. Regardless of age. Only exception is for guys on cycle, sometimes.
04-21-2009, 06:31 PM
yea dude im usually out within an hr
bench set of 20,5,3,2,1,1 till max
DB Bench 3-4 x 5
CG 3-4 sets of 10
shoulder Press 4 x 6
rear delt flies 3 x 10
Curls 6 x 8
and im out in a lil over an House sweating like a bitch and drenched in sweat i kno i put in work i dont even wanna be in the gym after all that.
04-21-2009, 06:35 PM
i gotta do two-a-days now, cardio in the am for an hour then iron in the afternoon.
04-22-2009, 01:35 AM
04-22-2009, 01:48 AM
The length of time you spend in the gym doesn't elicit any better results, it's the intensity you train at (much like what Resolve said above).
Training is destructive in nature, it damages your body. The only way to adapt and grow following this, is to rest and recover.
Do the minimal amount needed to elicit the training response and go home and GROW.
04-22-2009, 08:39 AM
04-22-2009, 10:13 AM
I think everyone has already told you great advice so far...I just wanna say there is no way I could train for 3 hours, even if I wanted to, unless I had insane rest periods and did all my workouts combined in one day...and then my intensity would suffer
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04-22-2009, 11:09 AM
Resolve killed it, reps
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