I've hit a wall v. tips?

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  1. crown royal

    crown royal Active Member

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    So I went to work out today - I had a pretty good workout with my trainer Thursday, hadn't worked out before that since Sat.

    My normal routine is 6 days per week, 3 days heavy cardio, 3 days lifting.

    Today I went back to start my routine again - doing some lifting. I ate really well today and have found the following:

    1) My lifting sucked. I have been doing my best lifting with a trainer, but decided I would just copy what I have learned from him. I did chest and tris - and found that I sucked at the chest. I couldn't lift much (not that I ever can) and still have a bad problem feeling it. My shoulders seem to take it more than anything.

    2) I was excited to get there, but once I started, I had to srsly motivate to keep going. That was tough. And I think it resulted in not getting as good as normal of a workout.

    3) I didn't push myself on the light cardio I normally do at the end. I did 10 min on the treadmill, but it was lackluster and just didn't do much.

    I have been working out very diligently since Nov 1 - this is the first time I've felt this way. I assume that this is the first wall.

    What do I do to get through it? I assume continue on my routine and just build up again. What about you all? What do you do when you hit a wall?
     
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    heavy cardio is prabably burning you out.

    3 days straight ?
     
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    No no no - Cardio one day, lifting the next, cardio next day, lifting next. 6 days.

    It isn't the cardio - I actually like cardio, because I am better at pushing myself there than lifting.
     
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    Drop one day of cardio and rest up.
     
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    less cardio
     
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    What are your goals?
     
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    hang on a sec.. you have ONE bad workout and that means you've hit a wall?

    Everyone has off days
     
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    No - I hadn't been keeping up with my routine for about a week, and now I am not so motivated. I am still going, just not strong.

    I'll pull through, I just hate this sluggish feeling. Effing holidays.
     
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    Decreased fat, added muscle. Right now, my short term goal is to be less than 20% BF by the end of Feb.
     
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    Well it was your first time back in the gym after a break. I wouldn't take it as an indication of a "wall."

    I dont like the fact you're training 6 days a week. Personally, I would cut it down to 3-4 unless you actually NEED to do the cardio - i.e. if you're training for something specific.
     
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    I don't need to other than the fact that I am 24% BF and otherwise sedentary throughout the day with my job.
     
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    Honestly, a few days a week is fine. More is not always better. You need to let your body recover. Training 6 days a week is much more likely to burn you out than 3-4 days a week will.

    What does your diet look like? That is probably the most important factor in dropping fat,.
     
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