overtrained? help please

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    I last trained traps about 2 weeks ago. The workout I did was extremely high volume and the muscle still feels sore when I stretch it, but not when I flex it. For instance if I pull my shoulders up to my ears in a shrugging motion it feels sore, but it doesn't when I flex the traps. Shoulder/ traps day is tomorrow. Do you think they are overtrained? should I take another week off from traps?

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    Possibly overtrained, but more than likely in need of some deep stretching. In the classic sense, overtraining really applies to your central nervous system. You basically run low on neurotransmitting chemicals while your cortisol levels shoot up. This cause physical and mental fatigue, stalling of gains and even decrease in lbm.

    If in doubt, take some time off.
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    Soreness doesn't mean overtrained. Considering the time off, I would not skip your workout. Remember to warm the muscle up before going heavy.
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    u mean to say you achieved muscle failure while working traps to the extent that 14 days has not been enough to recover?
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    you're fine. if you can't recover in two weeks from a workout, it's time to take up golf.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beelzebub
    you're fine. if you can't recover in two weeks from a workout, it's time to take up golf.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bioman
    Possibly overtrained, but more than likely in need of some deep stretching. In the classic sense, overtraining really applies to your central nervous system. You basically run low on neurotransmitting chemicals while your cortisol levels shoot up. This cause physical and mental fatigue, stalling of gains and even decrease in lbm.

    If in doubt, take some time off.

    Ummmmm Ya, I couldnt have said it better myself
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