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Overtraining Whilst "on"

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2011/03/21 21:45:03 (permalink)

Overtraining Whilst "on"

Just a quick one Guys.
I train:
Mon : Bis / Abs
Tue : Chest
Wed : Back
Thur : Shoulders / Traps
Fri : Triceps / Legs
 
Simple i know. Ive been reading alot recently about people saying whilst on train 2 days on 2 days off. Also saying train each large muscle group just 12-16 sets. (couldnt find anything about smaller muscle groups)
I had a work out and some days im doing 24 sets. I do 4 sets per excercise and suppose i train hour and half a night.
Im worried im hindering my gains especially whilst on.
I seem too think i train harder than anyone else yet they yield better results sometime...and there diets are whack.
Just checking if i should change anything...i hate not having the pump look when i miss a day
Thanks guys
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    Sawdust
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    Re:Overtraining Whilst "on" 2011/03/21 21:47:38 (permalink)
    I can't overtrain on gear tbh mate, wouldn't worry about but make sure you get sufficient rest days in as you grow when you're not in the gym, not when you're lifting. Make sure you get enough kip on cycle, hugely important

    Listen to your body and your joints and you can't go wrong, you'll know when you're overdoing it.
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    Re:Overtraining Whilst "on" 2011/03/21 21:53:40 (permalink)
    yeah, I'm afraid I can overdo it....got biceps tendonitis to show for my last cycle but I was really hammering it 2 hours a day 5/6 days a week as I was not working, docs told me to stop all training involving the arms for 6 weeks (4 to go now). I was training on top of the pain as well for a while thinking it would go away...not a clever idea as I found out. So, as Doink says def listen to the body!!
     
    I would add though that this is probably more likely as you get older...like me...
    post edited by ruskybaby - 2011/03/21 21:55:44

    Age 43, 6 ft 1 in,100 kg.....just getting back into it after my son was born a couple of weeks ago. Need to lose the BF that has built up.
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    Re:Overtraining Whilst "on" 2011/03/21 21:55:22 (permalink)
    On a side note mate, Monday seems a proper boring day in the gym for you!!!
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    Re:Overtraining Whilst "on" 2011/03/21 22:12:05 (permalink)
    sleep is paramount too me and i get 10 minimum throughout every cycle.
    When you mention sufficient rest days Doink is 2 per 7 days enough even if there both together??
    Ive always trained like that.
    Thanks for the advice ruskybaby older or not you look in good shape pal
    And irdan your right. I dont mind training Bis solo however its just all that bit samey. I tend too do a strict hour which is really to long for that muscle i suppose but there ya go. As for abs they get rested 6 months of every year :)
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    Re:Overtraining Whilst "on" 2011/03/21 22:16:45 (permalink)
    i personally do it as follows

    Mon - shoulders/tri's/cardio/
    Tue - Legs/abs/cardio
    wed - REST
    Thursday - Back and Bi's/cardio
    Friday - Chest/abs/cardio
    Sat - Usually do a high rep, low weight full body here and some cardio... Barbell complexes, bit of arms, Pump stuff really.....The usual pre piss up stuff haha.... sad i know.
    Sun - REST

    So 2 rest days and like a deload day, more for fitness than anything but no heavy lifting and very little stress on the muscles.
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    Re:Overtraining Whilst "on" 2011/03/21 23:26:58 (permalink)
    Curls for Gurls Doink.
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    Re:Overtraining Whilst "on" 2011/03/21 23:39:02 (permalink)
    Tri's for guys actually mate.....



    LOL.... i'm joking.
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    Re:Overtraining Whilst "on" 2011/03/22 00:27:17 (permalink)
    It's definitely possible to overtrain when on, I find especially with strength training. Heavy weights are more neurologically taxing imo. Remember, gear doesn't help the CNS recover, only the muscles (as far as I know! :P )
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