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Strength training and cortisol
« on: April 28, 2011, 06:17:04 am »
Hey there. I would like to know at what level(of volume) weight-training induces cortisol at chronic levels? Should sessions be kept within the 30-45 minute prescribed limits? Would it be excessive to do a two-per-day session with a 12 hour interval in between , 1 of the sessions amounting to 45 minutes to 1 hour, the 2nd to 30-45 minutes(cycling upper and lower body on alternate days, olympic lifting the 4th day of a 4 day cycle)? Thus far I have been following my schedule and no problems have arisen but I would like to forstall any if they might arise. I train heavy: 1st session 4-6 sets of 4-6 reps for 8 exercises( 4 of which are more 'core' 'compound' , whole body/large muscle mass, multi-joint style, 2 of which more isolationistic); 2nd session: 3 exercises of 6 sets of 1-5 reps(usually on the lower end of the spectrum). How does this cash out in cortisol terms?


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