When you feel overtrained....

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  1. timberwolf

    timberwolf New Member

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    do you prefer to just take an entire week off or simply down loading and reducing weight and intensity?
     
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    Getting ART done this Saturday.
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  3. PurEvl

    PurEvl going out gassed and not half assed...

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    i do nothing, the gym is out of my head, when it comes back i know im ready
     
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    AmCo Haters goin' Hate

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    I usually take some time off.
     
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    I skip a workout.
     
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    Last week I was thinking I was possibly overtrained.
    So this week I've been working out everyday... squatted twice and did overrhead squats two days in a row. My compromise was no upper body work except fo shrugs. And also the floor presses.:hsugh:

    Senililty striking at 37.


    I'm usually not this stubborn but I guess I figure I'm going away in less than two weeks, during which I'm not sure I'll be hitting the gym regularly.
     
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    I *like* being in the gym..I hate taking days off. If I have two or three sucky workouts in a row though, I'll take a day off and just try and relax.
     
  8. D-GUy

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    usually just take a break for a day or two and catch up on sleep/food.
     
  9. Drewski

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    same here...I'm going to be going through withdrawl pains soonm damn tooth
     
  10. ChosenGSR

    ChosenGSR Mama always said you'd be the chosen one

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    my workouts are spaced out in such way that I have 3 full days to recover at the end of the week. Usually thats more than enough time for me to feel fully relaxed and ready to roll with another week. :dunno:
     
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    Sup bro'
    How do you find it?
    I had ART done 5 or 6 times specifically for my lower back. I found it helped loosen the muscle and relax my spine. I tried accupuncture recently and that was something special. I felt very good after, a lot less tension in my back, not to mention I slept like a baby that night.
    Is ART for a specific injury, or just in general for you?
     
  12. ideeosinkruhcee

    ideeosinkruhcee With time and tons of food, I'll someday upgrade t

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    i take a day or two to do nothing but eat heavily and sleep. mind stays clear, then back to weights.
     
  13. timberwolf

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    Hoping it'll help the lowerback though I'm more concerned with the tendonitis lately.
     
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    What are some of the things you notice when you are overtrained? It's hard for me to tell if i'm just tired, overtrained or lazy.
     
  15. Damn it Bobby

    Damn it Bobby .

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    big work outs too close together

    ideally you should be doing 3-4-5 workouts a day depending on hard you go

    if you feel weaker, you need a couple days off. working out makes you weaker: resting makes you strong.
     
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    Yeah, i know that, but besides having a good spaced out routine, you just go by how weak you feel? Are there any signs besides feeling weak to know if you have overtrained?
     
  17. Damn it Bobby

    Damn it Bobby .

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    yeah...you'll know.

    rest sufficiently, its one of the most overlooked parts of a training program

    then when you body adapts, it will overshoot homeostasis and THAT is when you should be working out
     
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    God I love ART. If any of you suffer from Plantar Fasciitis go to an ART session, and do exactly what he tells you for post-session training and I gurantee your pain will be cut in half.
     
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