Posted by
Message
RedStickBR
LSU Fan
Member since Sep 2009
12283 posts

Compressing a 45 min workout into 30 mins
If your goal is to add mass but you also want your workout to be more cardiovascularly intense, are there any negative side effects (in terms of adding mass) to speeding through your weight lifting as fast as possible? The assumption here is that you're alternating between different muscle groups before going back to any single muscle group again, so each muscle group will still have time to recover before it's working out again.
This post was edited on 10/3 at 1:33 pm


Hu_Flung_Pu
USA Fan
Central, LA
Member since Jan 2013
12890 posts

re: Compressing a 45 min workout into 30 mins
Do giant and super sets of everything.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
00
Buckeye06
Ohio State Fan
Member since Dec 2007
13033 posts

re: Compressing a 45 min workout into 30 mins
quote:

If your goal is to add mass but you also want your workout to be more cardiovascularly intense, are there any negative side effects (in terms of adding mass) to speeding through your weight lifting as fast as possible? The assumption here is that you're alternating between different muscle groups before going back to any single muscle group again, so each muscle group will still have time to recover before it's working out again.


The downside I would see is you won't be able to go as heavy every set. The rest period is important when you have a lot of weight on a bar. Think you wouldn't be able to go as heavy on your last sets, thereby losing some mass gains


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
00
NOLALGD
Ark-Pine Bluff Fan
Member since May 2014
836 posts

re: Compressing a 45 min workout into 30 mins
It all depends on your workout, I would experiment a bit and see what works best for you. Initially I wouldn't mess with your big movement lifts (squat, dead, presses), but consider trying to shorten your rest periods between accessory exercises (pull-ups, dips, iso exercises, etc.) and see if that helps.


RedStickBR
LSU Fan
Member since Sep 2009
12283 posts

re: Compressing a 45 min workout into 30 mins
Thanks to all three of you. I was thinking the same re: avoiding the big lifts and frankly don't have any reason to squat or power clean at this point in my life anyway. I'd really just be lifting to shape up a bit and improve my running times.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
00
first pageprev pagePage 1 of 1next pagelast page
refresh

Back to top

logoFollow TigerDroppings for LSU Football News
Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to get the latest updates on LSU Football and Recruiting.

FacebookTwitterInstagram