Originally Posted by SuperBobo
How long does a standard lifting session take for you guys?
I was(or am) doing stronglifts, but trying to overload everything everytime resulted in progressively longer between set - rests. One workout easily takes two hours, which is a bit more that I can fit in. Do you limit between set rests to say 2-3 min, or whats your strategy?
I just tried a two split progra, bench/rows and squat/overhead press/deadlift, but I have a feeling this will increase time in gym/week ...
Running Stronglifts with additional accessory work. You can see my routine a couple posts up.
I take 2-3 min between the compounds and 1-2 between less taxing lifts. A session usually takes 2.5 hours with a proper warmup. Generally 3 hours from I leave my apartment until I'm back.
The common strategy when the session are getting too long is to split up the volume over more days. I'm going to do this eventually, probably when I hit a 1000 lb total.
Stronglifts, which is run 3x a week with squats 3x, bench 1.5x, deadlift 1.5x and ohp 1.5x could be translated into a 4 day routine something like this:
Monday: Squat, Bench, Rows
Wednesday: Squat, OHP, Chin Ups
Friday: Squat, Bench, Rows (maybe front squats instead since you're DLing the next day)
Saturday: Deadlift, Chin Ups
Chin ups are obv not written in the normal Stronglifts routine but I think they're too good to not be doing.