lifting twice in the same day...

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  1. ballhawkdawk

    ballhawkdawk ****ing Gumshoe's dad

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    Is it okay to lift twice in the same day? For example, would it be fine to do bench press in the morning and squats at night. Also, would it be okay to do bench press in the morning and bench press at night?
     
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    rickdog Purple Belt

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    I would never lift twice in the same day. Especially not the same lift. That is overkill. Are you a newcomer to weightlifting? If that is the case, don't even consider it. I have been lifting for 10 yrs. and I would not even think of it.
     
  3. ballhawkdawk

    ballhawkdawk ****ing Gumshoe's dad

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    I'm somewhat of a newcomer. It's mostly just something I'm curious about. Sometimes I lift at school, but sometimes I'm on a time constraint so I can only be in there for like 30-45 minutes on those days. I have some equipment at home to use, but I don't wanna do too much like you mentioned. Thanks for the answer!
     
  4. Duncon76

    Duncon76 Blue Belt

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    Yes you can. Don't train to Faliure, stay the hell away from it like shit on a monkey. Work on Form and always vary your weights every day. Its never about the weight. Workout when you a fresh and then stop. A few sets of 3-5 reps here and there will go a long way.
     
  5. OpethDrums

    OpethDrums Banned Banned

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    i would try it but i know i would fall asleep after eating like a pig after my first workout

    /trying to gain weight
     
  6. Mark Limbaga

    Mark Limbaga Amateur Fighter

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    Try doing a search on Pavel Tsatsouline and greasing the groove. He will give the best answer to those questions.
     
  7. Ian Coe

    Ian Coe Silver Belt Professional Fighter

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    thats what I generally reference to.

    He basically states that you can do most exercises aot, but they can't be taxing (ie when you begin to feel fatiqued, you've done 1 or 2 reps too many). Its more along the lines of getting the cns to adapt without taxing them then causing micro tears in the muscle.
     
  8. Mark Limbaga

    Mark Limbaga Amateur Fighter

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    For an advanced lifter wanting to develop motor learning, this is possible but you use a light weight and focus on technique. For strength and power development, this is not a good idea, unles you are a genetic freak or are a walking pharmacy.

     
  9. Ian Coe

    Ian Coe Silver Belt Professional Fighter

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    I was under the impression you would generally do it to help get past a plateau/'shock' the muscles


    Didn't think you could do it for that long.

    Sorry if I was misleading
     
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