how do you know if you are doing too much?

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  1. SquirtRussel

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    kind of a wordy title so edited :o

    but what i mean is too much volume in a routine or during a workout

    seems like a common sense question but i cant answer it
     
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    if youre not getting stronger, or bigger, or progressing then you need to change something
     
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    ive been changing up my exercises... i always try and throw in a new exercise or at least alternate every week

    today for example:

    1 mile warmup
    10-15 min yoga
    lat pulldown: 90x10/110x10/130x10/150x10/160x10
    cleans: 95x10/115x10/135x10/135x10/155x10/185x2
    deadlift: 135x10/185x10/225x6/275x6/315x4/335x2/365x1/385x1
    bears: (95x5)x5
    upright row: 40x10/50x10/60x10/70x10
    Bent over row: 40x10/50x10/60x10/70x10
    db row: 40x10/50x10
    cable row: 90x10/100x10/110x10/130x10
    cable lat pulldown w/ rotation thingy: 40x10x5 ea arm (have a rhomboid irritation and this felt good)
    hammer curls: (25x10)x4
    cable curls: dont remember
    assisted pullups: ~10x3 w/ 130lbs assistance i think
    abwork: cable crunches/leg lifts/ bicycles/ etc
    20 min yoga

    i usually work out like this... and now that ive typed it out and look at it it looks retarded, but when im doing it, it feels good, and i get an enourmous endorphin high... wtf
     
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    Dude that's a LOT of exercises. seems like overtraining a bit. and wtf fullbodyworkout?
     
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    my rational was that i wanted to do cleans that day... then my idiotic logic went like this:

    - oh noes cleans will work my back/bi...
    - might as well do upper back/bi today too

    but now i dont know when im going to do my squats this week... :rofl: im an idiot

    was figuring id just do chest/tri tomorrow and then do squats the day after... lighter squats and some other supplementary lifts


    i think my problem might be that i get pissed off when i dont lift anything that impresses myself, so i just go until failure on everything

    some helpful advice here would be appreciated...

    i would like to just follow a routine, but when i do what a routine says and i still am not dead tired i tell myself that i can do some other lifts until i am
     
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    you should just stick to a routine, and choose heavy weights for the exercises. there's no reason why you should have too much energy if you are pushing yourself. besides, i think you should always leave a little bit in the tank. if you push yourself 100% every session you will run yourself into the ground.
     
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    then how would we know if we are getting stronger or not.
     
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    Leave the yoga at the end of your workout.

    And IMO volume is okay considering 1 or 2 of those sets could be considered warmups. Thing to consider if you are going to do high volume, as TZ said...you can't take all your sets to failure. But I doubt you are. Possibly only the last set. I mean...you list in the lat pulldowns.....90/10 as the first set and 160/10 as your last set... so how can you be doing both to failure?
     
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    Why are you maxing on DL
     
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    well, you can get stronger on your main exercise and leave a little bit in the tank on your accessory lifts. i mean, going max effort on everything, every session would be pretty brutal. i mean , some powerlifters only peak a couple times a year.
     
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    exactly, im not doing every set to failure, only the last sets of each exercise
     
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    and i only do 1rms on deads and cleans... maybe once every 2 weeks or so

    so is this considered too much or what? or am i the only one that can know that depending on how my body feels? :hsd:
     
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