How do you know if you're overtraining?

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  1. hootpie

    hootpie New Member

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  2. el es dee

    el es dee ...through a cloud of chalk and the midst of pain.

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    • [*] 1. Chronic fatigue
      [*] 2. Overly sore joints and muscles
      [*] 3. Willingnessto go to the gym
      [*] 4. Lack of appetite
      [*] 5. Insomnia
      [*] 6. Reoccuring cold or sickness
     
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    Phineas Q Stork Active Member

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    i think actual overtraining can take weeks to months to recover from
     
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    hootpie New Member

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    Thanks, where'd you get that?
     
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    So basically avoid it at all costs? I'm currently doing the Arnold Level I routine...3 day split 2x a week, so I'm at the gym 6x a week. Strength gains have been slowing, but I'm still adding mass.

    The reason I was worried about overtraining is because of how much my gains have slowed, but that may be because I've been working out for a while now.
     
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    can you overtrain in cardio or just resistance?

    for a total beginner there is no way to overtrain if you only train each part once a week (2-3 exercises per part, 3x8) right?
     
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    AmCo Haters goin' Hate

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    yea you might be overtraining. what does the split look like?
     
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    LancerV Something Happened OT Supporter

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    You can over train on cardio also
     
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    Workout #1 (Monday/Thursday) - 45-60 minutes
    Incline bench
    Flat bench
    Lat pulldowns
    Bent-over rows
    Deadlifts 10 reps, 6 reps, 4 reps

    Workout #2 (Tuesday/Friday) - 75-105 minutes...I take a gatorade with me for this one :rofl:
    BB clean and press
    DB lateral raise
    BB shrugs
    Push presses 6, 4, 2
    BB curls
    DB curls
    CG press
    Standing tricep extensions with EZ bar
    Wrist curls (I skip these if I feel like I'm done for the day)
    Reverse wrist curls (same as above)

    Workout #3 (Wednesday/Saturday) - 45-60 minutes
    Squats
    Hamstring curls
    Seated calf-raises 5x15
    Stiff-leg deadlifts 10, 6, 4
    Good mornings 10, 6, 4

    Unless otherwise noted, everything follow this rep scheme:
    1st set - 15 rep warmup
    2nd set -10-12 reps
    3rd set - 8-10 reps
    4th set - 6 rep "power set"


    It's definitely a lot of volume, but I never really feel run-down. The only thing I notice is that my strength gains have been slowing...I'm still getting bigger though :dunno:
     
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    Doing back then bis the next day and chest then tris the next day might give you some problems.
     
  11. el es dee

    el es dee ...through a cloud of chalk and the midst of pain.

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    typed in overtraining on BBing.com
     
  12. cls

    cls Though I have fallen, I will rise. Though I sit in

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    Here's a training template used by the Bulgarians:

    Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
    • 09:00-10:00 am: Snatch
    • 10:30-11:30 am: Clean and Jerk
    • 11:30-12:30 pm: Clean pulls
    • 05:00-06:00 pm: Clean and Jerk
    • 06:30-07:30 pm: Snatch
    • 07:30-08:00 pm: Front Squat
    • 08:00-08:30 pm: Snatch Pulls
    Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday
    • 09:00-10:00 am: Snatch from the hang
    • 10:30-11:30 am: Partial Jerks
    • 11:30-12:00 pm: Back Squat
    • 12:00-12:30 pm: Power Clean
    • 12:30-01:30 pm: Snatch and Clean Pulls
    Obviously not for beginners, but the point is that you can train very very hard without overtraining provided you work up to it, your diet is on point, and you sleep well.
     
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    If you're not training heavy duty with only one set to failure, you're over training.
     
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    PurEvl going out gassed and not half assed...

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    joints hurt, weights going down, weight going down...stressed, tired, do not want to train at all...etc etc
     
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    For me when I start over-reaching- I get bingy; I wake up in the middle of the night craving junk, have a really hard time controlling snacking; and I just don't wanna train. It's not just a "eh, I have to work harder to go to the gym" feeling it's literally a disgusted with training feeling.
     
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    My alarm wakes me up and my sleep habits are effected the most.
     
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    The only set that I go to failure on is the last set.
     
  18. jessb20hatch

    jessb20hatch Let's bang like Myosin & Actin

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    eek....got 4 outta 6 of those...but it's so hard to cut back for me
     
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    Do it now or face not doing it at all :hs: I *seriously* overtrained last year and it really killed my running for about 3 months. And it's actually not been the same since..when I came back I just kept getting injured over and over and now my last race was July.
     
  20. Mac Daddy

    Mac Daddy Guest

    I guess I'm over training as well. Well today is my last gym day and I break for 1 week.
     
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