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    Default Boost in testosterone.

    This may seem really stupid question...

    I heard that interval training boosts testosterone levels. And that it's for about 20-30 hrs after the workout. So if I'm doing a split(Mond, Wed, thurs, fri), and I do interval running on teusday and Saturday, does that mean that only the muscles I work on Monday and Wednesday will benefit from the testosterone boost from intervals?

    Should I do intervals on Thursday as well? Although I'm already doing one of th split's workouts that day so I don't know if it'd be smart

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    You can try, to be honest at your age its unlikely that's testosterone is an issue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JayP97 View Post
    This may seem really stupid question...

    I heard that interval training boosts testosterone levels. And that it's for about 20-30 hrs after the workout. So if I'm doing a split(Mond, Wed, thurs, fri), and I do interval running on teusday and Saturday, does that mean that only the muscles I work on Monday and Wednesday will benefit from the testosterone boost from intervals?

    Should I do intervals on Thursday as well? Although I'm already doing one of th split's workouts that day so I don't know if it'd be smart
    Your testosterone should increase over time significantly from your training as a whole anyway.

    I wouldn't go as far to say that muscles X and Y will super benefit from your interval cardio because it was performed at a certain time in the week.

    You can perform interval cardio 3 times per week, I would start out at twice per week though and see how you cope with that. High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is quite stressful and will impact your recovery to a degree, so it would be wise to start out with only a couple of sessions and make adjustments from there.

    I would recommend having at least 1-2 days of actual rest per week though, as constantly rotating between weights and interval cardio repeatedly day after day may compromise your recovery.
    Consistency is the key

 

 

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