I’ve worked out twice a day before and do so on occasion. The reason I do it is primarily because I just feel like it but others actually workout twice in the same day for a purpose. Various reasons could include training for a specific sport or as a way to make use of an odd school or work schedule.
Benefits of Exercising Twice a Day
- Shorter workouts
- Faster results
- Better sleep
- Boost in metabolism
- More focus on your exercises
- Increased energy in the morning and evening
- Get more recovery days
There are some things to consider before attempting to exercise twice a day. When splitting up your workouts, it helps to do cardio first thing in the morning and keep resistance training for your afternoon or evening workouts. Since the average time of exercise is one hour, you can do thirty minutes of exercise for each workout.
Since you’re working out more in one day with more intensity, that also means you’ll probably be eating more as well. It’s important to fuel your body with healthy foods and not junk that will ruin all of your efforts. Recovery time is also essential. Take a full rest day in between your workouts.
Working out this way should get you some quick results so long as you keep your intensity levels up and are eating healthy.
Are you currently working out this way or considering it?