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2007/06/18 19:31:53 (permalink)
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I'm always tired

Hello all
i have recently started training properly, (i have used gyms before but always not gone regularly or not put my all into it) but since i started training about 3 weeks ago i seem too always be tired. i think my diet is good but has changed alot too get that way since i started training e.g. cutting out sugars and fatty processed food bringing in alot of chicken and fish. Does anybody have any ideas as too why i'm so tired?
cheers charlie
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    GarethSticky
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    RE: I'm always tired 2007/06/18 19:37:41 (permalink)
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    You getting enough sleep/rest?
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    RE: I'm always tired 2007/06/18 19:42:11 (permalink)
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    Are you still eating carbs?

    how much time do spend working out in during a week? You've only just started working out remember... and it is bloody knackering if you do too much.


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    RE: I'm always tired 2007/06/18 19:50:47 (permalink)
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    I'm a student so no worries about the amount of sleep i get lol! i train 4 days a week and do around 1-1 1/2 hours in the gym but don't hang around reading posters etc. I play rugby on a saturday and train on a thursday for that as well so am pretty aerobically fit and used too training.
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    RE: I'm always tired 2007/06/18 19:57:03 (permalink)
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    my guess will be you are not eating enough, and hence putting your body in an overtrained state, whats the diet and training routine like?
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    RE: I'm always tired 2007/06/18 20:07:59 (permalink)
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    Sounds like you need more clean carbs before training, then clean carbs after training...thats the easiet explanation I can come up with regarding energy loss...eat man !
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    RE: I'm always tired 2007/06/18 23:52:17 (permalink)
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    Hi mate,

    Has anyone on here checked your routine? It may be that you are doing too much in the gym?

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    RE: I'm always tired 2007/06/19 11:11:32 (permalink)
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    After i wrote down what i had eaten for the last week, i realised i might have gone a bit overboard thinking about needing more protein so going to add some more carbs as well. tbowman what do you mean by clean carbs? and also will post up my training up and get that looked at tonight.
    cheers guys
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    RE: I'm always tired 2007/06/19 20:51:42 (permalink)
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    This is my training schedule, if people could look at it and tell me what they think that would be great. I'm aiming to get stronger and put on some size.
    day 1 (monday)
    chest and arms
    barbell bench press (smith rack/machine) 3x8
    dumbell press 3x8
    dumbell flyes 3x8
    tricep dips 3 sets all too failure
    tricep kickbacks 3x8
    tricep extensions with ez bar 3x8 (not sure what they are actually called)
    bicep curls dumbells 3x8
    bicep curls ez bar outer grip 3x8
    Hammer curls 3x8

    day 2
    back and shoulders
    Bent over row 3x8
    reverse flyes 3x8
    upright reverse flyes 3x8
    back extensions 3x12 (last set weighted)
    arnold press 3x8
    dumbell shoulder press 3x8
    front dumbell raise.

    day 3
    legs
    leg extensions 2x8 (not heavy but not a warm up set)
    hamstring curls single leg (on machine) 2x8 (not heavy but not a warm up set)
    smith rack/machine squats 3 sets (1st x10, 2nd x 8, 3rd x to failure)
    dumbell lunges 3x8

    Day 4
    abs and biceps
    bicep curls dumbells 3x8
    bicep curls ez bar outer grip 3x8
    Hammer curls 3x8
    bicep curls ex bar inner grip 3x8
    decline situps 2x 10 (last set weighted)
    decline oblique crunchs 2 x10
    leg raises 3 x10
    hanging leg raises 3x 8
    All abs exercises the last set are too failure
    In evening do rugby training all cardiovascular.

    Day 5 rest

    Day 6
    Play Rugby

    Day 7
    rest

    i stretch and warm up with 10 mins on treadmill before all sessions
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    RE: I'm always tired 2007/06/19 21:24:22 (permalink)
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    Two rest days isn't enough

    you have too many exercises

    you're spending too long on each workout

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    RE: I'm always tired 2007/06/19 21:33:58 (permalink)
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    I really am no expert, but you must be spending hours in the gym! No wonder your knackered.

    When i started the routine i was doing was taking an hour and a half, i was tired, losing interest, and not seeing much in the way of gains, strength wise or aesthetically.

    I now train for 30-40 minutes, no longer then 1 minute in between sets, 2 or 3 exercises per muscle group, always to exhaustion. I've seen much bigger gains in strength and shape, and i enjoy it a hell of a lot more.

    If you read my thread in fact, the advice i was given that 4 exercises for chest is too many.
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    RE: I'm always tired 2007/06/19 22:04:51 (permalink)
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    I don't do my biceps on day one, have cocked that up! spend about 1 an a half hours in the gym. As im off uni for the summer and not working much during the day i don't have much else too do and my sky tv has been cancelled which makes it worse. Will try do less then.
    cheers everybody
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    RE: I'm always tired 2007/06/20 00:29:04 (permalink)
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    Hi Mate,

    Yes, this is one thing I found frustrating. Spending less time in the gym, but the results for me are better. Felt guitly sometimes leaving gym after 45 minutes.

    Checkout this newsletter: http://www.muscletalk.co.uk/newsletter-0307.aspx

    Look for the Initial Basic hypertrophy section. Then start hanging around the bodybuilding routines board and you will soon get the idea.
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    RE: I'm always tired 2007/06/26 14:55:46 (permalink)
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    totally agree with the others, when i first started i was doing stupid amounts in the gym and was shattered all the time.

    cut it back and training harder for 30-40 mins worked for me, more gains and definately more energy!

    oh yeah, and eat more!!!

    Yorkshirefridge

    'stop your jibba jabba and start liftin, fool' - Mr T. c1987
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    RE: I'm always tired 2007/06/27 17:43:53 (permalink)
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    Personaly I dont think you are doing to much in the gym. 3 Exercises of 3 sets. Thats not over doing it. I would swop it about a bit maybe something like this.

    Chest and arms
    Rest
    Legs
    Back and shoulders
    Rest
    Rugby
    Rest


    "Forced reps are best done by yourself": Franco Columbo

    "If you said eating **** would give me muscles, I would eat it!"; Arnold Schwartzennegger
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