I have recently read of people, (mainly actors and the like) who train the same muscle groups twice a day. Once in the morning and once in the evening.
This has seemed to work, as Thomas Jane got pretty big/ripped for The Punisher in 2004.
Would this work as well for 'normal' people, who do not have nutritionists/personal trainers etc?
Gym Twice A Day? Watch
- Thread Starter
- 03-04-2011 10:11
- 03-04-2011 11:56
I think it is a case of what your body can cope with. Also actors who get big quickly are probably roiding
But for most novices you want to be doing resistance training about 3 times a week.
If i novice were to go two times every time, it would be massive overtraining and you would probably not increase muscle size/strength as quick as someone who was going 3 times a week
As your body gets more used to doing all the weights then you can step up the number of weights sessions you do each week, but need to make sure you still give your muscles enough time to recover.
I think Powerlifter goes to the gym twice a day, but he is in training for british strongman
- 03-04-2011 12:57
You will make the more strength gains if you have more workouts that you can recover from. So theoretically, it's a great idea to work out 10x a week. That's more exposure to the same movements, which increases motor learning and therefore strength. The problem is that most people don't know how to listen to their bodies/try and do too much in each session, which leads to overuse injuries. It just depends on whether you have enough discipline/intuition to make it work.