overtraining question

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  1. tbizzle

    tbizzle you smoke that shit?

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    is it easier or harder for noobs to overtrain? for instance, could a new lifter add more workouts to a more experienced lifter's routine without overtraining, or is it just the same regardless of experience?
     
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    i just found out that i might be overtraining :hsugh:

    what's the definition, exactly?
     
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    The arguement I've read for advanced lifters is because they can put much more stress on their body. No matter how strong you are or how weak and new you are... benching 400lbs for 5 sets of 12 will be more taxing to your system than benching 135lbs for the same sets and reps.
     
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    shastaisforwinners OT Supporter

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    also, advanced lifters can (usually) recruit more motor units than novices, leading to greater stress on the muscle and body.
     
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    New lifters will overtrain alot easier. Neither your muscles nor your CNS is used to the stress.
     
  6. tbizzle

    tbizzle you smoke that shit?

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    thanks everyone
     
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    Maestro Nobones Great Job! - GLAD DADS CREW

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    nobody explained overtraining to me so for the first few months I worked out every muscle group every day, 7 days a week if I could make it to the gym :noes:
     
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    i still don't knwo what it is :confused:
     
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