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Am i overtraining?

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2011/03/17 10:09:49 (permalink)

Am i overtraining?

My workout consist of 4 heavy lifting sessions a week and two cardio session. This only gives me one days rest? Is this to much. I'm trying to bulk up but as fitness is a big part in my career and need to make sure my fitness keeps up with the growth. My workout looks like this:

Monday - Chest
Tuesday - Back
Wednesday - Cardio (Sprints)
Thursday - Shoulders/Legs
Friday - Arms
Saturday - Cardio (Genral cardio kept under 25 mins)
Sunday - Rest
 
I know everyone is unique in their own way when it comes to training, but in average terms is this overtraining?

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    Re:Am i overtraining? 2011/03/17 10:13:46 (permalink)
    Based on the above then no you will not be close to 'overtraining'.
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    Re:Am i overtraining? 2011/03/17 10:26:13 (permalink)
    Looks good to me mate,
    Just make sure you're eating like a horse and getting a good nights sleep each night and you'll be fine.
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    Re:Am i overtraining? 2011/03/17 10:32:33 (permalink)
    Well if you weight sessions are 4 hrs long and your working a day job/college etc with only 5hrs sleep and living on pot noodles and cola then yeah your over training.... my point is who knows but you.
    Given that your diet is ok, your sleep is good, your weight sessions are of suitable duration and intensity (not marathon sessions) then given what youve put then you should be fine.
    To be fair enough good food and rest and you would struggle to overtrain. 

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    Re:Am i overtraining? 2011/03/17 11:14:47 (permalink)
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    Well if you weight sessions are 4 hrs long and your working a day job/college etc with only 5hrs sleep and living on pot noodles and cola then yeah your over training.... my point is who knows but you.
    Given that your diet is ok, your sleep is good, your weight sessions are of suitable duration and intensity (not marathon sessions) then given what youve put then you should be fine.
    To be fair enough good food and rest and you would struggle to overtrain. 

     
    agreed. only you really know if your overtraining. Listen to your body, if your tired and feel low on energy one day before gym then don't go, rest that day and go the next day. thats what i do. keep your body fuelled and rested and your good to go!
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    Re:Am i overtraining? 2011/03/17 11:59:30 (permalink)
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    ..... if your tired and feel low on energy one day before gym then don't go, rest that day and go the next day. thats what i do. keep your body fuelled and rested and your good to go!


    I'd have to respectfully disagree to a point. Having low energy one day, or being tired, dose not mean you are overtrained or will become overtrained. If your training hard in the week you may very well be tired and sore for most of the week. This is just the norm. You do not need to be fully rested and feeling 100% before you need to train again. Infact there must be periods of training when you will be purporsefully un-rested prior to training and seeing signs of a decreased performance. This is called overreaching.
     
    Unless your normal lifestyle promotes overtrainin most peoples training load will not result in overtraining.
     
    Now if you feel tiredand lethagric everyday, performance has dropped and dose not return after rest, you have trouble sleeping and appettite has gone then you may have reached the state known as overtraining.
     
    Yes its good to listen to your body, particulary so when it comes to some injuries, but you shouldn't start to miss training just because you feel a little of.  Thats of course if you want to push some aspect of fitness etc 
    post edited by iaink - 2011/03/17 12:07:31
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    Re:Am i overtraining? 2011/03/17 15:31:43 (permalink)
    Thanks for all the feedback guys! Appreciated. Time to get massive!
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    Re:Am i overtraining? 2011/03/17 19:54:24 (permalink)
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    ..... if your tired and feel low on energy one day before gym then don't go, rest that day and go the next day. thats what i do. keep your body fuelled and rested and your good to go!


    I'd have to respectfully disagree to a point. Having low energy one day, or being tired, dose not mean you are overtrained or will become overtrained. If your training hard in the week you may very well be tired and sore for most of the week. This is just the norm. You do not need to be fully rested and feeling 100% before you need to train again. Infact there must be periods of training when you will be purporsefully un-rested prior to training and seeing signs of a decreased performance. This is called overreaching.

    Unless your normal lifestyle promotes overtrainin most peoples training load will not result in overtraining.

    Now if you feel tiredand lethagric everyday, performance has dropped and dose not return after rest, you have trouble sleeping and appettite has gone then you may have reached the state known as overtraining.

    Yes its good to listen to your body, particulary so when it comes to some injuries, but you shouldn't start to miss training just because you feel a little of.  Thats of course if you want to push some aspect of fitness etc 

     
    thats a good point, i never meant that if he was tired and feeling weak one day that he has overtrained. its just the way it is for me. if i feel crap before gym time than personally i don't think there's any point going. i prefer to rest it for the day and then hit the next day when i feel 100%. normally when i force myself into the gym when i'm not 100%, it takes me a lot longer to recover after each set, and i feel light-headed and faint after each set also. to me, there's no point being like that in the gym.
     
    but everyone's different, this is just how i do it. some people prefer to work through it.
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