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    How much is overtraining ??

    Does anyone have there own definition of overtraining ? I hear how its no good to overtrain but what exactly is over training ? In some peoples mind its going 5 days a week or maybe jsut 3 and doing too many sets and reps ?? i guess everyone thinks differently but hopefully i can get a good understanding of what people think by hearing some replies.

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    i think alot of it depends on how much u eat

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    if you train a body part monday and the following week on monday you are not able to move the same amount of weight(or heavier) or do the same workout your over training

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    By definition overtraining is when you are unable to maintain a positive nitrogen balance (your muscles are getting smaller and weaker instead of growing and getting stronger). This can very drastically by how much sleep you get and how well you eat, as well as your age and whether you're using any gear. That's why it is so important to train instinctively, consume high quality food/supplements, and SLEEP.
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    Overtraining
    Overtraining is a physical and mental collapse.
    Why does it happen?
    Overtraining occurs when a person experiences stress and physical trauma from exercise faster than her or his body can repair the damage.
    What happens?
    The overtrained individual suffers from prolonged fatigue and underperformance. There is no quantative test for overtraining, but the symptoms are:
    Psychological
    Fatigue
    Reduced concentration
    Apathy
    Insomnia
    Irritability
    Depression
    Performance
    Decreased performance
    Delayed recovery from training
    Intolerance to training
    Physiological
    Elevated morning resting pulse rate
    Increase in injuries
    Chronic muscle soreness
    Weight loss
    Frequent minor infections
    Appetite loss
    Prevention and Treatment
    Less is more!
    Recommended Recovery Program
    Five weeks of rest with low levels of exercise.
    Correct nutrition.
    Removing as much stress as possible.
    Slow return to normal training levels.
    Cross training to avoid temptation of too much too soon.

    In general if performance and mood improve, the overtrained individual is recovering.

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    LOL thanks for the reply. There seems liek a lot of effects from overtraining.

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    I overtrained one time and I will never forget it. I went to the doc and thought i had the flu. He knew me pretty well and knews just what had happened. he sent me home with the order of bedrest for 4 days and minimal duty. Took tylenol. It sucked, and to think i did it to myself made it worse. You know how you feel when you can't go to the gym but when its your fault it makes it that much worse.

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