excessive sets/over training? thoughts?

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  1. igo4bmx

    igo4bmx WHAT WHAT WHAT THE FU OT Supporter

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    Since we're having a convo about going to the gym twice a day...

    what do you guys think about overtraining? People say its a waste of time and such, but i found it to really help me get stronger.

    for my chest, back, and shoulders, i tend to do about 5-7 different exercises with at least 3 sets for each. some consider that a bit on the high side.
    recently i've been at the gym for well over 2 hours, and sometimes 3 if i feel like i'm not tired out. If I feel like i still have energy, i'll even add drop sets and rep out till failure on some exercises.
     
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    y1997 Made in the U.S.S.R.

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    As long as your numbers arnt stagnating, decreasing, or you feel weak you have nothing to worry about... I am currently doing a routine with relatively high volume and I'm still gaining weight/getting stronger. I mean hell, even Pur's routine is very volume oriented.
     
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    it seems like people think they can over train very easily when in reality it's not. you'd most likely KNOW if you were over training.
     
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    actual overtraining takes some time to recover from
     
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