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Daniel.M
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2006/07/06 17:00:12 (permalink)

Overtraining

hi, i was just pondering on how do you know if you're over training? i knw lack of progress is a sign but it may take weeks/months to figure out you're not progressing. Furthermore, i was wondering if there is any studies into training bodyparts once per week as that seems to be the general consensus. Finally, i know the pro's are genetic freaks and heavy AAS users but i wonder if any of you guys have a sample routine for any of the big guys......Thanks
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    FREAKZOID
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    RE: Overtraining 2006/07/06 17:54:58 (permalink)
    You should monitor your progress and then it wont take you mths to find out if you are hitting a sticking point, then you can adjust your training programme.
    There is plenty of evidence on this site to suggest that training each body part only once per week just do a search. The main idea is to break down the particular bodypart with weight training then feed the muscle with quality food from your diet to help build it bigger and stronger than before. Usually getting a good rest and plenty of recovery over a week before breaking it down again. I am sure there will be someone on here give you a bit more of a scientific insight into it
    As for the pro's I wouldn't suggest trying to fallow there workouts unless your are gifted with amazing genetics and full of AAS,and if you are not then YES you would be seriously over training imo.
    post edited by DamianMagee - 2006/07/06 17:57:11
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    RE: Overtraining 2006/07/06 21:43:18 (permalink)
    Training every bodypart once a week is only one option. It can work well, but other options can work just as well and 2-3 times a week is probably better IMO, provided it's done sensibly.

    Signs of overtraining:

    Overuse injuries
    Chronic loss of form/stagnated progress
    Lack of sleep
    Poor appetite
    Lack of motivation

    And if you think it takes months to figure out you're not progressing then you're not progressing.
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    nick the greek
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    RE: Overtraining 2006/07/06 22:38:53 (permalink)
    hi,just wondering why lack of sleep is a sign of over training?

    cheers,nick
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    RE: Overtraining 2006/07/06 22:41:50 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: nick the greek

    hi,just wondering why lack of sleep is a sign of over training?

    cheers,nick


    Perhaps I should say a "symptom" rather than a "sign".

    If you mean why does overtraining lead to poor sleep, I'm not sure I can tell you. Either a CNS thing or an endocrine system thing I should think, but I don't know.
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    RE: Overtraining 2006/07/08 20:18:16 (permalink)
    I often find complete burnout when im overtraining tired falling asleep everywhere catching colds every other week even slight depression.
    Main thing:- get the calories and get the sleep!!

    I'm not FAT I'm on a BULK. ;-)
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