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    So now that my new job is official started I have retooled my workout times. My plan is to get 1-2 hours of lifting time in 5 days a week Mon-Friday in the morning before I head to work in the gym a few floors down. Then, on Saturdays I am going to take that time to do sprints.


    Those of you who have already gotten in great shape: does this sound like a plan good enough to get me into the best shape of my life?


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    depends.


    depends on workout load/intensity each day. depends on your goal(s). your recovery rate. etc.


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    Sounds a bit too much. Been there, done that.

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    If you&#39;re lifting 5 days a week at a very high intensity (when I say intensity in this case, I mean volume) you will burn out. Tone down the intensity and it is manageable; I work out 5 days a week, the same lift (deadlift) every day, but I only do two sets. If I want hypertrophy I do more, but that workout I only do three times per week.


    Keep intensity high when it comes to weight/tension, low in volume. You will get stronger this way, but will burn out if you work too hard.


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    Not the most encouraging group ever. My goal is 3 days of the 5 being heavier lifting, with the other 2 days being light lifting on support muscles, or recovery days where I simply do easy body-weight exercises.


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    lol you want to be "encouraged" or you want the truth?


    truth is, you CAN lift 5-6 days a week, but you have to manage it properly or you&#39;ll get burnt out and frusturated.


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    Actually we are vey encouraging. We are encouraging you to allow your body to rest and adapt.


    Exercise is like medication. It is easy to overdose on.


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    I&#39;m curious. You&#39;ve been around for a couple months, you have an interest in weight lifting and have no doubt read about what other people here are doing in that regard, which, as Mark suggests, is 2-3 times a week of high intensity, short duration lifting. What made you arrive at the workout plan you proposed?

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