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Twice A Day.


#1

I was just wondering if it's healthy to work out twice a day. I know that in CW "Perfect 10" it's mandatory to work out twice a day half way through the program. But what about after the program? I have a University scheduale that allows me to work out from 11:30-1:30 and then I would usually go again around 7ish. It would be great if I could work out this often but is it healthy?


#2

There is nothing unhealthy about twice a day workouts. Just make sure that you structure them properly.


#3

Depends on your goals. Splitting cardio/HIIT or such and weights can work, especially if you're trying to lose fat.

Twice a day could be a suitable way to do some kind of split routine.


#4

I'm working twice a day right now. I'll do deadlift in the morning and front squat in the evening. Makes sure I give 100% on both exercises.

I also work my whole upper body in two workouts on the same day.


#5

Sure if you work up to it do it smart. or do it in short "SHOCK THE SYSTEM" bouts.

There are a # of programs to look at right here on this site. including CW's. Check out a recent one By CT and also Growth Surge Project.

Hope that helps,
Phill


#6

So if I did Back and Chest in the morning then I would do torso and legs in the evening? Or could I do Back/Chest - Deadlifts, Benchpress- in the morning then in the evening do back/chest again - Goodmornings, Incline Dumbbell Press?


#7

As Phil said, there are a number of programs on the site which use twice a days. If you want to do a chest/back day, I would suggest one muscle group per workout. ex: mornings = chest, evenings = back. That way you can put more effort into each part


#8

as long as total volume/intensity is managed in most cases I would suspect two a days to be more productive, with little negative effects. Just read anything about training frequancy

One manner I have heard that sounds intriquing is pick one or two muscle groups to work in a day. Then do heavy work in the first session and lighter in the second. The first session will increase the load you can use in the second session.

I remember reading a study where they took two groups of previously trained individuals doing the same total exercises/volume/intensity. However one group did each workout all in one session where the other broke it into two seperate sessions... guess who had better results


#9

Allow 4-6 hours between sessions as a minimum. As long as the acute program variables (sets, reps, intensity, speed of movement) are different, it shouldn't be a problem if nutrition is in good shape.


#10

I remember reading somewhere that Marius Pudzianowski does something like that. Trains strength lifts early in the day, then trains for hypertrophy later.

Absolutely there's nothing wrong with two a day workouts, sometimes it's a better option to do everything you need to do without overtraining in a single session.


#11

don't know if this will work
f-it here it is
http://www.t-nation.com/readTopic.do?id=604433