On today’s Live Lean TV episode, I’m answering the question, how long should your workout last for optimal results?
Should you workout session last 15, 45, 60, or 90 minutes?
But before we get to the answer, did you know I also have a second YouTube vlog channel called, Brad Gouthro TV?
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Okay, if you’re serious about getting your best body ever, and I know you are, you should have goals for every single workout.
Of course, the following typical workout goals should already be outlined in your workout program:
And by now Live Leaners, I hope you have invested in a properly designed workout program.
If you haven’t, I highly recommend you make the commitment to your body, your health, and your sexiness, by following a Live Lean workout program.
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Alright, now that that is cleared up, let me ask you this.
Are your workouts too long?
If you’re following one of my workout programs, you have nothing to worry about, since the majority of my workouts are designed to be completed in what I call the “beast zone”.
The beast zone time frame is between 50-75 minutes, and on the rare occasion, up to 90 minutes, but no more than that.
Workouts that last longer than that can be counterproductive because of a hormonal shift in your body, that can actually fight against optimal gains and recovery.
So in other words, you’re basically just working against yourself when your workouts last too long.
When your workouts last longer than 60 minutes, the stress hormone, known as cortisol, begins getting very high.
This extreme elevation in cortisol can then shut down muscle anabolism, i.e. muscle growth.
Your immune system can also start to take a beating.
If you truly are working out at the intensity required to get your best body ever, you really shouldn’t have anything left in the tank after 60 minutes.
If you still have energy left after 60 minutes of working out, you’re probably spending more effort trying to get that girl’s number than making gains.
But don’t be embarrassed, because I’ve been there too.
I’ve tried some my best pick up lines, but I eventually realized, they just don’t want to talk to you:
Now I know what you’re going to ask.
If you combine your weight training and cardio during the same workout, try splitting them into two separate workouts.
We often call this two a day workouts.
This means you would complete either cardio or weight training in the morning, and then the other workout in the evening.
Trust me, it does take more overall time, but it’s much better for gains and recovery, compared to spending more than 90 minutes during one workout session.
I show more raw footage of my lifestyle on my 2nd YouTube Channel called Brad Gouthro TV.
My goal is to allow you to see my real, crazy, and goofy personality in a more laid back, less professional setting.
I’ll be uploading videos without any timeframe or real structure.
The idea is for it to be Brad Gouthro, and my family, in the RAW.
My Live Lean TV YouTube channel will still be my main channel.
But having a little side project, with lots of personality, will also be fun!
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Brad Gouthro is the founder of Live Lean TV, a media company focused on helping men and women “Live Lean” 365 days a year. Brad’s programs and content have helped millions of people all over the world learn how to get in shape, and more importantly, sustain it for life.