I do a full body workout 5 days a week, and Im losing weight... bad?

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  1. dystinct

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    Monday - Friday: I spend 1 hour working out my upper body.. move to cardio for 25 minutes.. then workout my legs. The thing is that I rotate how intense I workout upper/lower each day. Monday I'll do a real intense upper, and a weaker lower. Tuesday I'll do a lower intensity upper, and an intense lower.. and so on until Friday. I've been doing this for a month now and have lost 15 pounds (at 245, down from 260). I rest over the weekend (still eat healthy), and by Monday I'm ready to add more weight usually.

    By lower intensity I mean I will do 1 set, or sometimes 15 straight reps instead of 3-4 sets.

    Thoughts?
     
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    if your goal is to loose weight, i dont think it's bad
     
  3. Marijuanair

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    Overtraining.

    I do 3 workouts a week, 1 body section per workout, then cardio. My muscles are growing and my body fat is dropping. I have a clean diet now too, and that's all you need. Full body 5 days a week is probably counter productive.
     
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    I'd probably stick to a lower rep range, 5 - 8

    It sounds like your workouts need some structure.



    How about,
    monday upper body, high intensity, lower rep ranges, and cardio
    tuesday lower body, high intensity, lower rep ranges, no cardio
    wednesday cardio, no reistance work
    thursday upper body, higher rep ranges, cardio
    friday lower body, higher rep ranges, no cardio

    I'm not that well informed on cardio training, but personally I wouldn't want to run after squatting.
     
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    i would put that in the catagory of overtraining. you're going to end up burning out and crashing man! stick to a less demanding routine and just keep up with the diet and cardio! the weight will come off.

    A+ for determination though
     
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    do what works best for you. a lot of people would call that overtraining but if you're gaining strength every week like you say and losing bf, not just weight in general, then its clearly not bad for you.
    Stick with what works until you have problems with it.
     
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    how old are you and how long have you been working out?
     
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    I'm 23, only been about a month.
     
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    what?
    Why the fuck do you peopel come in here with the dumbest shit, that suposedly works, and ask if its ok?
     
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    In hopes of you popping a blood vessel within your thick skull.
     
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    That's a hell of a lot of volume for a newbie. I would go with three full body workouts a week and a heavier rep range (5-8) but that's just me :dunno:

    Go read up on some different workout schemes and so on. Wannabebig.com isn't too bad, davedraper.com has some basic stuff that's good too. Focus on learning the big lifts and getting your form right.
     
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