On a rainy saturday I did my normal 1hr workout. My friend came in as I was about to leave since I had nothign better to do I stayed and spotted for me for his hr workout.
I noticed this huge older guy training people. I’ve seen him around before but never really noticed how long he was in the gym. So it’s been 2hrs in change now as he was there before I came to the gym.
Being a crappy day out I decided to talk to him see if I could learn some stuff. The thing I was most curious about was the 2hr+ plus workouts he was having everybody do. These people were big.
So I asked and told him how I read you should do short workouts consisting of about an 1hr. The guy let out this barreling laugh. Then was like seriously these magazines and online sites tell people what they want to hear. A hour long workout is very good especially if you don’t have time for anything else but if you can do more you should learn to do more you’ll get bigger benefits. I have some guys who train up to 3hrs and do an am/pm split.
The problem is most people go about training long wrong they jump right into it and this leads to exhaustion. It’s like having a person want to be a marathon runner and run a full 25miles to start rather then building themself up half a mile every week. You have to build yourself up.
Well that was the big question figured I would shareit since this is a bodybuilding forum.
Few other things I asked.
Full body vs split training: He said both are important and needed. full body tends to build more overall mass and power while splits better muscle definition and indivual muscle size.
am/pm training: If you can do it you should always do it he recommends.
High reps vs low reps: Thinks they are both important if you want to really be developed to need to mix these up. As well as it helps prevent injury
How long to do a weightlifting cycle: He believes 3 weeks it takes till you muscles can full benefit froma routine but favors doing a routine towards 4 weeks.
He believes very strongly in changing routines every 4 weeks as it helps develop muscle faster and prevent injury he believes.
As for his insanely long train routines he believes just like his training cycles this should be and on and off sort of thing. He only does long routines with full body or a multi muscle split. He thinks if you focus one muscle for an hr plus it’s overkill.