Thread: what exactly is overtraining??
04-15-2004, 12:48 PM #1
what exactly is overtraining??
sup guys, what exactly does it mean to overtrain? i d o my sheeit until i cant move a single muscle. example: benches, i start really heavy and go down until i cant push the ****ing bar up. is that overtraining??
04-15-2004, 12:53 PM #2Member
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overtraining is not giving your muscles enough time to recup! you feel achy, unmotivated and have a hard time sleeping when overtraining.
04-15-2004, 01:18 PM #3
your muscles grow during rest, not during the workout. therefore without sufficient time to rest they will not grow. also too many sets on a certain muscle group can be overtraining. Its good to shock your muscles once in a while, but daily marathon sessions in the gym can be too much.
04-15-2004, 01:24 PM #4your muscles grow during rest, not during the workout.
04-15-2004, 01:26 PM #5
i am a stocky guy so building muscle isn't that hard. so what kind of reps and what muscle groups do you guys do and how often? just need some advice. thanx!!!
04-15-2004, 01:31 PM #6
Everyone here probably has a different preference for their w/o's. You would do better to research this topic in the w/o forum.
04-15-2004, 01:42 PM #7
the general rule of thumb is that it takes 72hrs for your major muscle groups to recuperate. But that doesn't mean you can train the same muscle every three days your CNS,SNS, and other neurological systems need rest as well.
04-15-2004, 02:55 PM #8
just go with soarness. if the soarness goes away wait another day then hit hard again. ranges around 3to4days.
04-15-2004, 03:58 PM #9Originally Posted by hung-solo
Day 1 Chest Shoulders Tris
Day 2 Back Traps Bis
Day 3 Rest
Day 4 Quads, Hams
Day 5 Rest
Day 6 Rest or Repeat depending n your recovery speed.
I'd keep rep ranges from 10-6 reps, maybe 12 sets for bigger muscles, 10 for smaller. Remember intensity is more important than volume.
04-15-2004, 04:47 PM #10Originally Posted by LACBodybuilder
2 days off and repeat
Abs/forearms as needed
04-15-2004, 04:55 PM #11
some people have natural huge calf. like me! no need to work it! call me lazy but they were any bigger I couldn't walk, no show off here I swear!
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