Alright, I’m a long time T-Nation reader. I got in an argument with one of my friends the other day in the weightroom about weightlifting. He is on the football team (we are in college) and he has to trains quite often with the football team in the weightroom, and after practice he workouts out again on his own.
Anyway we got in this argument about training obviously. He thinks that the only way to get better and stronger is to work out until he can no long stand the fatique he is putting his body through and consequently his intense weightlifting workouts last up to 2+ hours some days doing doubles others not.
So i told him that working out over an hour is not the best thing for you and that there are far too many negatives (increase in cortisol, catabolism, decrease immune system etc) in working out that long. And he thinks that the only way to workout, is to workout that long with such high intensity.
He thinks basically that he is doing more good than harm by training that long in a single session. So who is right? I’ve read many research articles and the book called Nutrient Timing that are totally against training that long due to its negative effects. I totally believe that many authors on here that less is more.