[QUOTE=athlete_400m]…Sessions should finish in less than an hour (outside warm-up)…QUOTE]
And what of split sessions? Say 1-hour warmup/medball @ 10:00 a.m. Followed up with 1-hour plyo/alactic bouts @ 3:00 p.m. Also allowing for proper nourishment and/or recovery nutrition between the sessions.
I’d venture as far to say that it is not as important to the bodybuilder either, in the “transient” sense of its fluctuations during a workout. Look at all the transient “legal” test boosters on the market (prohormones) and the limited and relative “success” they have.
I thought shorter sessions were primarily due to avoid emptying of liver glycogen and the catabolic state. During longer sessions, replenishment of liver glycogen with a product such as GPush wards off low blood sugar.
Much of Ben’s 8 hours was split up and focused on regeneration:
What happens to T during the course of a workout (1/24th of the day) is probably not that important for either a sprinter or a bodybuilder. The lowered blood glucose, increased use of protein for energy, and increased cortisol that typically occurs when a workout exceeds the :45- 1 hour mark is of far more consequence then a temporary drop in testosterone.
Warm-ups stayed pretty consistant across the board (up to the point of spikes) so about 50 to 60 min. The tempo sessions could last anywhere from 20 to 30min plus the warm-down. BTW, we used to get our supplements from Musashi and they had a series of pre and post workout products for speed and tempo sessions. They have a website, so you might get some info there.
So if a workout goes to 1:15 or 1:30, are you going backwards when trying to gain size and strength? What about DB’s workouts which look like they take 2+ hours sometimes? Any way to prevent catabolism from kicking in (P+C drink, etc.)?
I have found that ICE worked for us…we let the post workout be post workout…some of my football guys did the pre/during/post for a month during in a "hulking phase but NEVER during plyos, speed, max strength days… Flooding a skinny Basketball player with insulin can be done for a few weeks to break through but again long training should be done with BCAAs.