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Multiple Workouts Per Day

I’ve read a couple of threads about LIfting Twice a day. I was wondering if anyone had any opinions on a Olympic lifting work out and a Power Lifting Workout in the Same day?

Something like -

Morning:
Clean and Jerk
Jerks from the Rack

Night:
Front Squats
Shoulder Press

I know thats a very rough idea, but the idea is keeping it simple, short, and intense.

Also, any thoughts on adding in some Strong Man Type Training 2-3 Times a week.

Would this training be possible with the Right kind of Pairing of Exercising (Not lifting shoulders 3 times in a day … shoulder-press, log press, jerks from the jack) and with proper recovery. Or would this just lead to Over training Real Quick?

Any Thoughts? Opinions?

I follow the Westside Method, and work out 2x/day, 6x/week November through February, when I am slower at work. This includes some cardio. I used to go 45 minutes in the morning and 45 minutes in the evening, but this year, I went 30 minutes in the morning and 60 minutes in the evening.

After doing this for three winters, I finally discovered ‘the joy of overtraining’ this February. What did it for me was a switch to elbow-tucked benching, and doing a lot of sumo-style lifting. The change was too much, too fast.

You also gotta make sure that whatever lifts you are doing are actually necessary for your goals. In my case, I do NO calf work, and little curling.

Next winter, I am going to make my ME/RE/DE sessions longer than an hour, and back off on the accessory work, and do an occasional deload week.