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    Overtraining

    So I have a question fellas... I am in the gym like 5 days a week. I know I don't overtrain each body part, but my I want to be sure that I am not just over training in general. Usually goes something like this:

    Monday: Chest/Tris
    Tuesday: Legs
    Wednesday: Back & Bis
    Thursday: Off-Soccer (about 40 minutes of HIIT)
    Friday: Shoulders
    Saturday: Off-Soccer (about 40 minutes of HIIT)
    Sunday: Random... Usually back and bis, but sometimes I do Chest/tris and then switch my monday/wednesday.

    I have been doing L2T's workout plan but only for about 2 weeks. It's been pretty good, the only thing is that I used to do things differently and had 5 different lifting days/week. Anyway... what do yall think, am I in the gym too much?

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    Re: Overtraining

    Oh yeah, I am on a test e cycle in week 7 and loving it. Am going to start some var pretty soon too.

    I am usually sore for like a day or so after a workout, except legs... which I am sore for like 2 days.

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    Re: Overtraining

    unless you're 80, I think you're fine! I train five days along with HIT cardio and also do HIT cardio on my two days off.
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    Re: Overtraining

    Not a big believer in "overtraining", but am in "avoiding injury". I think youre fine as well. Routine and split looks good. I focus more on each individual session when it comes to concerns about overtraining and avoiding injury. I make sure I listen to my body on each rep...and always tell myself theres another workout to follow.

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    Re: Overtraining

    Originally Posted by anewguy View Post
    Oh yeah, I am on a test e cycle in week 7 and loving it. Am going to start some var pretty soon too.

    I am usually sore for like a day or so after a workout, except legs... which I am sore for like 2 days.
    When did you start feeling the test kick in?

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    Re: Overtraining

    It looks pretty good.
    That's similar to the way I've been training for many years.
    Though, every 6 weeks, I try to change things in some way.
    Always progressive resistance, though.
    Right now I'm doing Chest, Legs, Back, shoulders. Bi's and tris, Rest and eat 2 days
    I do less sets or less exercises for bi's and tri's.
    As well, for myself, I've always tried to do 1 exercise for each particular movement or part of the muscle...in other words for example:
    If I do incline dumbell presses for upper chest, I don't do incline barbell for upper chest. I already hit it with the dumbells. I pick or chose one for each.
    If I do flat dumbell presses for chest, I don't do flat Barbell ( and vise versa)
    I don't do incline dumbell presses for 3-4 sets, then do Incline barbell presses for 3-4 sets.
    So it might look like
    3-4 sets of Flat Dumbell presses
    3-4 sets of Incline Barbell presses
    3-4 sets of declines barbell presses
    3-4 sets of dumbell flyes (flat,incline, or decline)
    At this point I'm done for that day.
    This is what works for me.

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    Re: Overtraining

    Originally Posted by Jenner View Post
    unless you're 80, I think you're fine! I train five days along with HIT cardio and also do HIT cardio on my two days off.
    Watch out now Jennarooski! L-)
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    Re: Overtraining

    Great responses fellas thanks.

    St0ked, I started feeling the test e a few weeks ago. I started noticing major changes to my body last week.

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    Re: Overtraining

    Originally Posted by 63Vette View Post
    Watch out now Jennarooski! L-)
    lmao, you're not 80!
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    Overtraining

    I don't think it's possible to overtrain when on cycle. Recovery is super quick and you never get sore.

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    Re: Overtraining

    Oh yeah its possible to over train on a cycle, youll know if your over training trust me.

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    Re: Overtraining

    Don't be a whimp but you should listen to what our body tells you. That's the key to bb IMO.
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