Thread: think im overtraining?
03-11-2004, 03:00 PM #1
think im overtraining?
im not sure if im overtraining or not but i know i dont get enough sleep so i usually try to blame the ****ty and lazy feeling i have on that.
Anyways heres my routine
flat bench 10-8-6-4-2
dumbell incline-dumbell incline-10-8-6-6-4
incline cable fly's-10-10-8
then i do as many pushups as i can
pullups as long as it take me to get 50
rows on an incline bench-10-10-8-6
front and side laterals-10-8-6
dumbell tricep extension-10-8-6-6
cable press downs-12-10-10-8
seated calf raises-3 sets reps over 30
standing calf raises-3 sets reps over 30
OK so am i overtraining? im 18 6'1 and 190 lbs BF im guessing 12/13?%. I have gained like 20 lbs in the last 6 months and now it doesnt seem like im getting stronger anymore. i get only about 5-6 hours of sleep a night and ive got my diet in order.
03-11-2004, 03:08 PM #2
You aren't getting enough sleep - especially for your age group. You have to be able to recover before you can grow.
If you are toward the end of a successful training cycle it may be time to take a breather. Allow your body to fully rest and regroup my staying out of the gym for a week. During that time look up new training theories/splits. Sometimes overtraining can be avoided by a total change in routine to renew your motivation and keep you from simply getting board. Look into increasing your intensity a bit too...
03-11-2004, 03:30 PM #3Retired Vet
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Not alot that Warrior doesn't know, go we him.
03-11-2004, 04:16 PM #4
thanks for the info i am definately gonna try to get some more sleep. would it be ok to just get that 5-6 hours and then take a nap during the day?do yall think it would be better to take 3 days off instead of 2? I think my main problem is that i just cant seem to process that sometimes less is better.
03-12-2004, 11:31 AM #5Originally Posted by Warrior
alot of people really underestimiated how much sleep you need........personally, i never saw any real gains in strength or progress in my running until i started getting more sleep........it really does help
03-12-2004, 12:06 PM #6Originally Posted by nj123
But sleeping 8 hours at night and then an hour during the day is an ideal plan of attack. BTW - during sleep is one of those times when your body spikes it's endogenous GH levels... to get the benefit of a mid day GH spike your power nap shouldn't be less than 30-45 minutes in a dark room.
03-12-2004, 12:15 PM #7Originally Posted by Danielle
... it sucks trying to sleep during the day and then stay up all night... it goes against the grain of millions of years of evolution... but someone has to do it... just need really thick curtains in the bedroom
03-12-2004, 01:28 PM #8Associate Member
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If you are going all out with max weights every time you hit the gym I suggest that you throw in a light week every fourth week to prevent overtraining.
After you take that week off from the gym go light the first week back too.
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