Thread: losing strength - overtraining?
12-02-2005, 06:30 PM #1
losing strength - overtraining?
Ever get that day in the gym where you lift considerably less than the week before? Today I could barely do 4 sets of 10 on squats with 185. Last week I did 4 sets X10 with 225. I always have an ABB mass recovery drink immediately after a workout. I eat a minimum of 6 meals a day (at least 30g protein) and I only hit each muscle group once a week. I did go out and get trashed last weekend after my leg work out though. Am I overtraining? Im gonna take a week off just in case, as it has been awhile.
12-02-2005, 06:35 PM #2
One other thing. My leg workout consists of 4X10 box squats, 4X10 romanian deadlifts, 4X10 leg press, and 4X12 donkey calf.
12-02-2005, 06:35 PM #3Member
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were you tired? whenever i don't get enough sleep the night before legs..I'm no good for anything
12-02-2005, 06:37 PM #4Originally Posted by Sust Man
12-02-2005, 06:37 PM #5Originally Posted by Sust Man
12-02-2005, 06:53 PM #6
I usually change my reps a little every week or so. I completely change excercises about every 5 workouts. It just pisses me off because it always happens with squats. Sure i'll have a bad day on bench and only get 8 reps instead of ten or lift 20 pounds less than a previous workout, but 50 pounds in a week on squats? WTF?
12-02-2005, 07:41 PM #7
Aaah - Don't be so hard on yourself - it was really only 40 pounds.
Seriously, Take the week off and try it again.
Shoot for 8 reps and see how that works.
I think you're doing a little too much, but don't know how long you've been working out.
And the stress thing is bigger than a lot of people may imagine.
It can really ruin a great workout.
12-02-2005, 08:03 PM #8
only you know the answer to that question... but a loss of strength is a possible sign of overtraining... as you said maybe a week off is all you need to get the mind and body right.
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