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Rob Reynolds
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2015/01/24 18:38:34 (permalink)
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If you had time and nutrition, would you train for 4 hours daily?

If you had time and enough nutrition to train for 4 hours daily, would you do that?
 
I am one of the lifters who have always supported training volume over training intensity. I would definitely train for about 4 hours daily, marathon training gives a sense of achievement which makes you aware of the fact that you have strength, stamina and energy to achieve that feat.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Re: If you had time and nutrition, would you train for 4 hours daily? 2015/01/24 19:31:08 (permalink)
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Maybe, if it included plenty of low intensity cardio time, like two hours lifing in the morning and two hours on the treadmill in front of the TV in the afternoon or evening. Wouldn't be wasting time training for marathons though. Coming from someone who's done his fair share of distance running, a marathon has nothing to do with strength, not that much to do with stamina or energy (no more than running 10k) and mostly just about conditioning your feet, legs and hips to take the abuse without getting blisters, joint pain, muscle cramps etc.
 
For cardiovascular conditioning you want high intensity cardio. For fat loss with minimal impact on muscle mass or strength you need diet and some low intensity steady state cardio that burns off the calories while wearing you out as little as possible. Running marathons saps muscle mass, strength, energy, gives you pains and the only thing you get in return is the ability to run marathons, no carryover to anything whatsoever.
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Re: If you had time and nutrition, would you train for 4 hours daily? 2015/01/24 19:35:15 (permalink)
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What would be the benefits associated with said 4 hours of training, basing this on your volume over intensity statement?
If I had the time, money, nutrition and said supplements to train 3x per day for 45 minutes at a time, 6 days a week I would.


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Re: If you had time and nutrition, would you train for 4 hours daily? 2015/01/24 19:37:50 (permalink)
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If I had the time, money, nutrition and said supplements to train 3x per day for 45 minutes at a time, 6 days a week I would.

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Re: If you had time and nutrition, would you train for 4 hours daily? 2015/01/24 19:41:42 (permalink)
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Highly unlikely, and it'd be goal dependant, the only people I could imagine would train 4 hours per day would be marathon runners, or those performing low intensity training, cardio, crossfit, isolation exercises.

Start training with max efforts on squats, deadlifts followed by HIIT and you'd be burnt out pretty quickly, at 4 hours per day.

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Re: If you had time and nutrition, would you train for 4 hours daily? 2015/01/24 19:50:21 (permalink)
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Well in reality there's no need to do that much max effort work even for strength training. I believe the best muscle building workouts you can do would be like Arnold and his crew did in Gold's back in the golden years - train every day, each muscle 2-3x per week, 40+ set workouts, moderate intensity (10+ reps) the vast majority of time (which is the key to pulling off that workload) and a bit of heavy work on the main lifts. Take your time to recover fully between sets and you're looking at 2-3 hours workouts.
 
That's how I'd train if I won the lotto lol
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Re: If you had time and nutrition, would you train for 4 hours daily? 2015/01/24 20:12:11 (permalink)
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If I had the time, money, nutrition and said supplements to train 3x per day for 45 minutes at a time, 6 days a week I would.




sounds good to me that , am cardio , bodypart 1 midday , bodypart 2 pm
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Re: If you had time and nutrition, would you train for 4 hours daily? 2015/01/24 20:19:18 (permalink)
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i'd only want to do some sort of sport based training for that amount of time, so it would probably fall under practice rather than training

  




 
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Re: If you had time and nutrition, would you train for 4 hours daily? 2015/01/24 20:25:56 (permalink)
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My desire to train 4 hours daily comes solely from the fact that I have a lot of free time in my hands and training in the gym helps me beat boredom and depression. So I would definitely train for 4 hours daily.
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Re: If you had time and nutrition, would you train for 4 hours daily? 2015/01/24 20:26:49 (permalink)
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whydont you look for a hobby you can do ?

  




 
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Re: If you had time and nutrition, would you train for 4 hours daily? 2015/01/24 20:28:17 (permalink)
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whydont you look for a hobby you can do ?




Bodybuilding is my hobby and the fact that it takes most part of the day makes it even more suited for my type of person. I can't think of any much hobbies that take so many hours of the day.
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Re: If you had time and nutrition, would you train for 4 hours daily? 2015/01/24 20:28:17 (permalink)
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whydont you look for a hobby you can do ?




Bodybuilding is my hobby and the fact that it takes most part of the day makes it even more suited for my type of person. I can't think of any much hobbies that take so many hours of the day.
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Re: If you had time and nutrition, would you train for 4 hours daily? 2015/01/24 20:40:35 (permalink)
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Living narrow is not healthy for your mind.
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Re: If you had time and nutrition, would you train for 4 hours daily? 2015/01/24 22:02:15 (permalink)
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Most pro athletes exaggerate or embellish their training schedule. The only physical sports that need that kind of time is probably cycling and swimming. When Olympic athletes say they train 6 hours a day, only about 2 hours is actual training and most days it is less than that, the rest of the time is surely warmups, stretching, massages, technique, coaching discussion etc etc.
 
Marathon runners would rarely run more than 2 hours a day in training , at their pace that is more than 20 mile a day! 
 
 
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Re: If you had time and nutrition, would you train for 4 hours daily? 2015/01/24 22:27:38 (permalink)
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Not unless it was my job and I was paid handsomly and/or enjoyed it.
 
As it is I'm happy with the effects of 3x1 hour training. I have other more important things in my life to get on with.
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Re: If you had time and nutrition, would you train for 4 hours daily? 2015/01/24 22:53:08 (permalink)
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hankpym
Most pro athletes exaggerate or embellish their training schedule. The only physical sports that need that kind of time is probably cycling and swimming. When Olympic athletes say they train 6 hours a day, only about 2 hours is actual training and most days it is less than that, the rest of the time is surely warmups, stretching, massages, technique, coaching discussion etc etc.
 
Marathon runners would rarely run more than 2 hours a day in training , at their pace that is more than 20 mile a day! 

Elite level olympic lifting is very time consuming because they spend most of their time training singles through triples with very long rests between sets. It takes forever for them to get any volume done. Also because olympic lifting depends so much on technique rather than brute force it's always best to do the lifts as fresh as possible, very long workouts are not desirable. So they'll do very little volume per session, but train with very high frequency.
 
An elite level, competition prep weightlifting regimen might be 10 sets of 1-3 reps of snatches in the morning, 10 sets of cleans in the afternoon and 10 sets of jerks in the evening. At the end of they day they only did 30 sets, but they spent half their day in the gym.
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Re: If you had time and nutrition, would you train for 4 hours daily? 2015/01/25 02:52:46 (permalink)
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Absolutely no chance, what a waste of time
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Re: If you had time and nutrition, would you train for 4 hours daily? 2015/01/25 09:03:29 (permalink)
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sillynarbie


Not unless it was my job and I was paid handsomly and/or enjoyed it.


 


As it is I'm happy with the effects of 3x1 hour training. I have other more important things in my life to get on with.







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This is pretty much as I train and I'd derive little or no more results from training for 4 hours. That would make training an obsession and for aesthetic goals its just not required.



If you have 4 hours free then it would be best spent in other endeavours like making money, other hobbies, education or family in my humble opinion.
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Re: If you had time and nutrition, would you train for 4 hours daily? 2015/01/25 09:53:07 (permalink)
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Absolutely no chance, what a waste of time


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Re: If you had time and nutrition, would you train for 4 hours daily? 2015/01/25 09:56:09 (permalink)
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as above - no chance.
 
play football for 4 hours a day though? sign me up.
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