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    What are your opinions on training twice a day(weight training)?

    Example:

    Tuesday: Chest and Triceps

    Say I did Chest at work.

    And than later at night after work I did triceps at the gym.


    Comments please.

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    I'd see it's not worth the effort. Hit your tri's whilst there hot !!
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    I agree with yates, although if you want to invest the time I don't see any harm in giving it a try.

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    Unless your a professional bodybuilder or compete seriously really no need to. But a lot of experts recommend it for "elite" bodybuilders. Probably b/c there bodies can handle it and recover faster oh yeah and they are juiced to the gills with steroids and consume unholy amounts of calories so they can get away with it.

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    Yeah but those pro's are also doing 20+ sets per bodypart. If he is sticking to a realistic routine say 10 sets per bodypart then all you are really doing is cutting your routine in half so you could come in more fresh. Going from 40min. to two 20 min. sessions.

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    Different opinions, eh?

    I actually only do about 6 sets for larger muscle groups and about 2 or 3 sets for smaller muscles (biceps, triceps, etc).

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    If your schedule allows it, by all means try it. Just make sure you're getting pre and post-lift nutrition for both sessions.
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    If I was seriously considering doing something like that, I would do different parts.


    Chest in the A.M. and maybe biceps or even back at night. My triceps would still feel run down and fatigued later in the day. Just my opinion.
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    two-a-days

    From my experience, two-a-days are great if you are coming back to lifting after a long lay off (like 6 months or more) but you were fairly experienced when you stopped lifting before.

    It helped me get my strength back faster after a 2 year lay off (yeah, I know I suck).

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    I did it for a brief time several months ago. Basically, it came out of some theorizing by me and a guy at my gym and I was the 1st one to give it a run. Basically, I worked out once in the morning with low-reps and returned in the evening and performed the exact same workout except using high-reps. Both were pretty high intensity, with minimal warm-ups and all work sets to failure. I was training four days a week and dieting at the time on around 1500kcal(Yes, insane.) It seemed to work pretty well, but not substantially better than once per day workouts. After a two weeks I had to do a week of once a day workouts, as symptoms of overtraining would occur. Certainly, part of this was due to my idiotically low calorie intake. I'm not sure if it would work any better on a bulking diet. Actually, I've subsequently read that Charles Poliquin recommends this as the fastest approach to put on muscle given a good recovery ability and unlimited time. I'd still shy away from it though as, in general, I think such a high volume is counter-productive. For me it was simply an experiment. The other guy who tried it had similar results to me. Can't hurt to give it a shot, though.

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    Originally posted by PowerManDL
    If your schedule allows it, by all means try it. Just make sure you're getting pre and post-lift nutrition for both sessions.
    Taking the nutrition into consideration, I think it would work great for someone who was trying to gain weight.

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    Myself and Power pushed this some time ago. Of course Mr Mason disagreed.
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    I've had good results from training twice per day after reading articles from Poliquin,Staley and Bill Starr recommending them.All three had similar guidelines that should be followed during two-a-days;alternate a few weeks of 2-a-days with a week of one workout per day,keep both daily workouts short,pay strict attention to post-workout nutrition,make sure you have an adequate strength base before implementing two-a-days.Here is a little research I found:

    http://www.wsu.edu/~strength/twosess.htm

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