I hope this message finds you well!
I get asked frequently if it is beneficial to work out twice in one day or if more exercise can deliver faster results.
This is a tricky topic for many people because we are a society that has been conditioned toward thinking that more of a good thing must be better.
The reality is that just about anything can be bad for us if we have too much of it.
- Too much intensity in exercise (without adequate recovery) is associated with injury or overtraining side effects like body fat storage, elevated resting heart rate, trouble sleeping and even stress fractures.
- Too much water intake can be associated with frequent urination and at worst hyponatremia.
- Too much broccoli can be associated with gas
- and we all know what happens with too much dessert :p
So the short answer is that for most people, most of the time two workouts in one day is NOT the answer.
Boot Camp and some gentle Yoga- maybe
Boot Campo and a walk- Yes, quite likely ok.
Boot Camp and a jog- MAYBE but better on different days.
Boot Camp and xyz sport- Definitely better on different days.
Boot Camp and Spin class- NO. Not on the same day.
Boot Camp and Martial Arts- Not on the same day unless you know your Martial Arts master and it will be a gentle day.
^^ You get the idea.
In general, you need to listen to your body and rest, relaxation and recovery are critical.
I recorded a podcast for you on this very topic:
To expedite fat loss spend more time preparing nutritious foods, grocery shopping, actively relaxing your mind (meditation, prayer, journal, bubble baths etc.) AND GET MORE SLEEP.
Committed to your success,
Megan K and the team