ARE TWOA-DAY WORK­OUTS HELP­FUL IF I WANT TO SEE QUICK RE­SULTS FOR MY UP­COM­ING WED­DING? OR AM I MORE LIKELY TO IN­JURE MY­SELF THIS WAY?

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ANSWER

More isn’t al­ways more: do­ing too much can have di­min­ish­ing re­turns, de­pend­ing on how much time you have left to train. If you’ve got more than two weeks, don’t start with two a day yet – your body may not be able to han­dle that much vol­ume and you could in­crease your risk for in­jury. How­ever, if you’ve been work­ing out steadily for six to eight weeks and you’re ready for a fi­nal push to reach peak shape right be­fore your wed­ding, go for it. Adding in a se­cond work­out in the last week or two can spike your me­tab­o­lism, get­ting you even leaner and more cut for the big day.

Just fol­low these rules:

1) Per­form the higher-in­ten­sity strength-train­ing cir­cuit in the morn­ing, when you’re fresh. Later, do low­er­in­ten­sity car­dio. 2) Take at least one com­plete day off each week. 3) Do not per­form dou­ble-head­ers on back-to-back days.

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