How many hours a week do you train

Discussion in 'All About Training' started by holly, Nov 27, 2015.

  1. holly

    holly Stong Beastie

    Been giving this some thought recently. As my numbers go up, it takes longer to get to working sets, about an hour, then do working sets, then 4 or 5 assistance exercises and I'm averaging 3.5 hours a day, 4 days a week. 

    14 hours and 8 intra workout meals a week lol 

    Interested to see how this stacks up compared to you guys 
  2. dirtyvest

    dirtyvest Elite Member

    But how many minutes of those 14hrs are you actually lifting for? I reckon you are only carrying a weight for 20mins in total.

    But I'm on ~8hr training and maybe 2.5 cardio

    20mins a session that is,not 20 mins over the 14hr week LOL
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  3. SteamroD

    SteamroD Elite Member

    4.5-5 does me atm.

    I'm all abbreviated
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  4. Drago

    Drago Elite Member

    About 10-12 I would say. 

    More if I including the the time I spend in my futile attempts to get more mobile lol!
  5. New Hybrid

    New Hybrid all time third top poster brahs!

    think this hypertrophy phase will be a bit less but comp press is 2 bench seesions pluss assist, aprox 3.5 hours eachand 2 squat and deadlift sessions plus assist, aprox 4.5 hours each so 16 hours/week. ouch.

     during contest prep mode you've jst got to see yourself as a semi-professional athletele and find the time for training/mobility work etc. like klokov said, and i;m paraphrasing, i was never that talented kid in school, never good at sports or naturally strong or a quick learner but no one will outwork me and hard work beats talent most of the time. :)
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  6. holly

    holly Stong Beastie

    would be interesting to see how much time is actually spent lifting, 

    For assistance I rest for about a minute between sets

    Compounds is up to five mins depending on weight 
  7. holly

    holly Stong Beastie

    im glad you spend longer in the gym than me 

    aha tell me about it, I'm not sure mobility work actually does a great deal for me, stiff as a bloody plank 
  8. Drago

    Drago Elite Member

    It does pay off Holly. 

    Obviously we train differently but I used to go to a guy for dynamic assisted stretching or some shit it was called.

    After a session working on ankle and him mobility I hit a 12.5kg PB in the clean the next time I trained it.

    Thats too much of a coincidence in my book.

    I just hate mobility work, it hurts and it's boring and I don't like it?

    May shoulder mobility is awful too, really restricts me in Olympic lifts- boke 
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  9. holly

    holly Stong Beastie

    Olympic lifts are super bloody hard and technical 

    I'll have a gander online and see what I can learn from YouTube 

    More flexibility would be a bonus 
  10. The Red Meat Kid

    The Red Meat Kid Elite Member

    5-6 hours spent training
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  11. dirtyvest

    dirtyvest Elite Member

    When I was doing my timed TUT work (not doing slow reps but ensuring I was under a weight for the same time as most TUT systems make you work), each workout saw about 2-2.5mins of actual lifting per exercise... so after 90mins and 8 exercises I hadn't been under strain for more than 20 of those 90 minutes
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  12. Rentaghost

    Rentaghost Moderator Staff Member

    Roughly an hour, four sessions a week.
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  13. mattyb009

    mattyb009 Elite Member

    Zero nadda ziltich.
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  14. Dirty Harry

    Dirty Harry Moderator Staff Member

    Probably about 1 1/2 hours a week, which is better than the past two years where I've fuck all.

    3 x 30 minute sessions and try and keep the tempo going and superset a few, chest tri's/ legs shoulders/ back biceps, that's it, 30 minutes each.
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  15. Irish Beast

    Irish Beast Beast

    This week a grand total of zero

    Normally about 3. Never was one for long sessions. Find short sessions with minimal breaks work better for me. Know people who spend hours and hours every day. Kudos to them but I know it wouldn't work for me unless it was cardio!