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    How long does it take you to do a workout?

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    I noticed that now that I DIY and go in the morning, that I get my workout in fast. This morning took about 50 minutes and included:
    3 sets of 5 deadlifts at 65% max, with some warm up sets
    3x10 hip thrusters
    3x12 abductions
    3x 12 back extensions with 3x12 abs

    I feel like I don't rest much at all and just keep moving; I noticed at times I huff and puff a bit, which never happened when I was more chatty/social/working with a partner. Anything wrong with moving thru strength training at a good clip? My goal is more about getting a nice ass and fat burning than lifting huge amounts of weights.

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    90 minutes or so 3x a week, but my goals are different (max strength).

    You're already pretty strong. If you're happy with your strength, nothing wrong with compromising a little intensity for the sake of density.
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    It takes about 40 minutes to an hour, 3 days per week, depending on what workout it is and how lazy I'm feeling.

    Quote Originally Posted by magnolia1973 View Post
    Anything wrong with moving thru strength training at a good clip? My goal is more about getting a nice ass and fat burning than lifting huge amounts of weights.
    There's nothing wrong with that.
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    I started at 60 minutes twice a week, but it has already crept up to 75-80 minutes.

    My problem is that I keep on finding too new things to try - mostly ideas from this forum :-)

    Edit:

    In addition to "workouts" in the gym I also do:

    - bicycle commute to work (55 miles/4.5 hr./week)
    - weekend riding (6 hours) 80% social
    - sprinting - 20 minutes
    - 4-5 hours/wk of walking

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    I'm going to have to learn to take more rest time. I usually do like a minute max between sets....also use a lot of supersets and drop sets and such. I use to get my work done in less than a half hour, but I expect this is about to change.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neckhammer View Post
    I'm going to have to learn to take more rest time. I usually do like a minute max between sets....also use a lot of supersets and drop sets and such. I use to get my work done in less than a half hour, but I expect this is about to change.
    I blaze through 5/3/1 pretty quick, since the final set is the "real" workset. It's a lot quicker for me than 5's across, where I was resting as long as 9-10 minutes between squat sets.
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    It depends on what I am doing. Today I did only squats. It took me about 25 minutes. I had one fail, which because it required me to unload the bar and load it back up again added about 5 minutes.

    Other days I will do two main lifts. Then it will take around 45 minutes. If I have additional time to kill, I'll add some other stuff so I don't have to go to work early.

    If I go in around the lunch hour, I have to add about 20 minutes for waiting in line to use the squat rack/floor space. They gym SUCKS about squat racks and floor space.
    Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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    Erm.... a minute?

    one set of 4-8 reps (currently just squats but gonna switch in some deads and weighted dips for fun)





    To be fair, my friend/trainer loads and unloads when i'm not there so i can whip in during my lunch break

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    I usually try to be out of the gym in an hour or less. Right now, Monday (volume day) takes a full hour, even cutting my rest time as short as I can. Wednesday recovery workout usually gets banged out in a half hour. Friday (5 rep max day) is about 45 minutes.

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    nowadays, 45 minutes to an hour. long gone are the days of 90 minute to 2 hour workouts in the gym. 4 different exercises for each bodypart, endless sets, etc...

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