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2008/05/10 21:12:07 (permalink)

How long?

How long shold a weight session last?

I've heard between 45mins, to an hour is optimum, but some of these routines I've seen on here, and read in mags must take more like 1hr 30mins, and thats keeping rest minimal, and what if you want to squeeze in a quick 20 mins of fat burning cardio? tthats taking you closer to 2hrs.

Is training for 2hrs ok, or is this gonna stop growth?
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    Mad Manic
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    RE: How long? 2008/05/10 22:25:07 (permalink)
    My sessions are usually 1 hour 45 mins or so, sometimes up to 2 hours long and I gain fine. Personally I never bought into the short sessions ideas but that's just me, I feel that my muscles really need to be worked to get the best growth out of them.

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    RE: How long? 2008/05/11 11:03:34 (permalink)
    there is no set time limit.

    it takes as long as it does to get the job done.

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    RE: How long? 2008/05/11 11:23:03 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: stephen77

    there is no set time limit.

    it takes as long as it does to get the job done.





    yep, sometimes im there 45mins some times 1hr30mins depends what workout im doing or if i gotta squeeze it because of work. make sure your fueled up with enough food if your there for a while

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    RE: How long? 2008/05/11 19:05:08 (permalink)
    however long you need, is long enough!
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    RE: How long? 2008/05/11 21:07:05 (permalink)
    I think its all down to rest time, I could easily be in the gym for 2 hours...but I bet a good percentage would be resting and chatting...doing 5x5 for about 40 mins with 2-3 mins rest between pretty much fooks me!!
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    RE: How long? 2008/05/11 21:09:06 (permalink)
    I personally feel any more than an hour of weights and youre intensity is going to suffer.
    Short, sharp and sweet for me 45 mins to hour max

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    RE: How long? 2008/05/11 21:26:40 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: strikalite

    I think its all down to rest time, I could easily be in the gym for 2 hours...but I bet a good percentage would be resting and chatting...doing 5x5 for about 40 mins with 2-3 mins rest between pretty much fooks me!!


    you make out that resting is a bad thing.
    nothing wrong with resting and if you want to chat while you rest no harm in that.
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    RE: How long? 2008/05/12 10:15:57 (permalink)
    nothing wrong with resting and if you want to chat while you rest no harm in that


    Ditto! You do what you need to to do, in the time it takes to do. The time in the gym will take care of itself.

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    RE: How long? 2008/05/12 10:19:33 (permalink)
    45 minutes to 1.5 hours for me... depends on what movements i'm doing.

    If its legs or back i will take my time as i take 1 minute rest minimum between deads/squats

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    RE: How long? 2008/05/12 10:28:05 (permalink)
    as i take 1 minute rest minimum between deads/squats



    Minimum? I don't have that short a rest between tying my shoe laces

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    RE: How long? 2008/05/12 17:42:57 (permalink)
    I usually spend about 45 minutes to an hour with the weights

    Sometimes a little longer, depending how much faffing around loading and unloading plates there is to do
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    RE: How long? 2008/05/12 18:25:42 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: MMA Guy

    45 minutes to 1.5 hours for me... depends on what movements i'm doing.

    If its legs or back i will take my time as i take 1 minute rest minimum between deads/squats


    how many sets are you doing for your back and legs if your only resting a 1 minute between sets and it may take you up to 1.5 hours?
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    RE: How long? 2008/05/12 21:34:29 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: stephen77


    ORIGINAL: strikalite

    I think its all down to rest time, I could easily be in the gym for 2 hours...but I bet a good percentage would be resting and chatting...doing 5x5 for about 40 mins with 2-3 mins rest between pretty much fooks me!!


    you make out that resting is a bad thing.
    nothing wrong with resting and if you want to chat while you rest no harm in that.


    IMO if you're in the gym for 2 hours you're either doing too much volume or you're having too much rest time!

    40-60mins still gives you ample resting time between sets..
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    RE: How long? 2008/05/12 22:04:43 (permalink)
    short and sweet 30-45 mins for me. rest periods are only short enough for my training partner to do his set. i dont fcuk about in the gym lol.

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    RE: How long? 2008/05/13 07:44:16 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: stephen77


    ORIGINAL: MMA Guy

    45 minutes to 1.5 hours for me... depends on what movements i'm doing.

    If its legs or back i will take my time as i take 1 minute rest minimum between deads/squats


    how many sets are you doing for your back and legs if your only resting a 1 minute between sets and it may take you up to 1.5 hours?


    1 minute minimum... in other words i dont rush

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    RE: How long? 2008/05/14 08:37:30 (permalink)
    Short Sharp and intense for me. I do two body parts per session one large one small .
    ie. Chest and Biceps.

    I then do 45 mins to 1 hour traing time. I find that if i do a couple of warm up sets per body part and then the rest of my sets are taken to complete failure.

    I find that Im totally done in between 45 mins to a hour and i couldnt really do any more to be honest.

    So for me its around the 45 mins mark.

    I take approx 30 mins over a large body part and 15 mins over a small body part.

    I dont really count sets I just do as many as I can in the 30 mins time space. Depending on my energy levals for that day I can do anything from 8 sets to 14 sets per body part.
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