Over training... How often do you break?

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  1. 2000GT

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    I have noticed lately that I don't take enough time off from the gym. I live behind my gym, so a lot of the time I go because I feel obligated as I am so close.

    In a week, usually I only have one day off. I have noticed recently that a lot of my workouts suffer as I am too sore to be training and only really realize this as I actually start lifting weights.

    Since I only lift recreationally, and my diet and sleep aren't condusive to training so hard, I need to start forcing breaks for the sake of my training overall.

    How do you guys manage your lifting schedule and breaks?
     
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    I hit the gym 4-5 days per week and that's enough for me. When i was doing a 6 day routine, i felt to run down especially after working physical labor all day. I really think you need to listen to what your body tells you, and not the advice of myself or others. I know some people who can train 6 days a week, and be perfectly fine. I believe this is largely due to the fact of what they do outside the gym (diet, supplements, type of work etc).

    After getting on a better diet, sleeping 7-8 hours and adding supplements, my soreness has dramically decreased. ALso i dont know if your doing 2 body parts per day or 1, because doing 2 per day for 6 days/week is going to decrease your progress.
     
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    post your routine...

    seem like you already answered your question. imo unless your diet and sleep/rest is also up to par, you're probably overtraining. either train less or eat and sleep better
     
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