This thread is pretty far down...but anyways, why isn't it an option to go over an hour for a total body workout? If you do an hour and a half for a total body every other day, three days a week, are you seriously holding yourself back because you aren't getting enough rest or something?
I always thought you weren't supposed to break the one hour rule for motivational reasons.
Well... one is more prone to INJURY the longer the workout.
I've often heard it said that a person is "wasting their time" if they work out more than an hour
But.....if you rent the movie "Pumping Iron", or..just read a bunch of old bodybuilding books, you'll see some guys who obviously did nothing BUT workout. A lot of those old school guys lifted hours and hours a day.
I'll bet if a person can make enough MONEY out of working out all day, then they'd probably do it.<G>
Ideas about lifting have changed over the years, but it's still just building muscle.
I'm sure you won't hurt yourself doing a total body workout for an hour and a half 3 days a week (I've done it)
You'll find out if you are holding yourself back when you stop making progress. And when you stop making progress, you should change what you are doing anyway.
Are you noticing your motivation flagging?