Heavy compound lifting and intense body-weight lifting both work. If you are working hard at either you will see gains and yes 30-60 min a session will be more than enough.
There is always crossover in strength but if you want to squat heavy you need to squat, if you want to bench heavy you need to bench.
I come from a lifting background but am doing convict conditioning at the moment. Because I am focusing on body-weight moves my chinup/pullup is going through the roof in a way it never did when it was part of a compound lifting routine. Different goals different results.
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Less is more, but also more is more. Everything is dependant on your goals. I train 6 days a week with an average time of 75 minutes. At the same time I specifically manipulate my diet and lifestyle for these efforts.
Now I agree with what the majority of people are saying as it pertains to them, just keep in mind that you have to find your own sweet spot.
If you wanna learn to push a lot of weight on a bench or do a heavy dead lift guess what...you have to practice those specific movements. Just echoing that its up to your goals. I alternate between bodyweight and heavy weights. Keeps me from getting bored.
every second day here, although my job involves strenuous stuff sometimes as well
hitting weights every day.
Last edited by PrimalOzzie; 10-02-2015 at 04:38 PM.
I take it you're a beginner and have only been lifting seriously for those 14 weeks then? I appreciate lifting is addictive cos it makes you feel great! However you'll never get as strong as someone with restraint who lifts properly 3 times a week and recovers properly! (if you're lifting purely for enjoyment/stress relief/etc and not bothered about strength though then fair play)i am addicted to weights and find it hard to get a grasp on training a few days a week.
You can, of course, but unless you're already very muscular you won't see as much benefit from these isolation exercises as you would from compound lifts done less often. Counter-intuitive, I know, but if you google it you can find a wealth of scientific reasoning. Mark Rippetoe explains it very well in Practical Programming.