How Much Do You Train During a Run?

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    How Much Do You Train During a Run?


    I have found over the years that my body builds and retains mass better working 1 body part per day spread over 5 days. I typically do that MON-FRI with weekends off from the gym. I may still do some bicycle riding but no weights.

    But, the times that I have been on a run, I get antsy on the weekends and want to train 7 days a week for that 6 week run. I want to get every last benefit from my supplements. I actually feel guilty for spending the money and not training on SAT and SUN during a run. But, I remind myself to not overtrain.

    Does anyone else go thru this dilemma?

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    No, i train every day on cycle and i still gain and im not sore. Idk, but i dont think its possible to overtrain on cycle as long as you keep switching up the body parts every day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tmbone View Post
    No, i train every day on cycle and i still gain and im not sore. Idk, but i dont think its possible to overtrain on cycle as long as you keep switching up the body parts every day.
    And pouring on the protein and carbs of course

    I am wondering if you are right. I may test it the next 14 days and see how I feel.

    Any other opinions?
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    I know a lot of pro's train 2 x day, so I'm assuming you could get away with once a day 7 days a week.
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    Depends on what you mean by training, and what training you do. I do some type of training daily, and a lot of times I do 2 a days. Doesn't matter what I am on either.

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    Training in this case is medium to heavy (relatively speaking) free weights. So, what I meant was, when "on" can the body benefit from free weights 7 days a week for 6-8 weeks without overtraining?
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    On cycle i train twice a day 50min, 5 days a wk or everyday for 65-70min.
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    LOL...you guys are making me feel guilty for taking the day off now. But, I did clean out my garage. I should have done it faster so I could call it cardio.
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    I don't think you want to change things to drastically as it can make it somewhat more difficult to keep them gains/strength during PCT.
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    I'm 10 weeks in and I try try try to keep this schedule...

    chest
    back
    off
    shoulders
    legs
    off
    off...

    But I don't take the day off in between and usually only one day off before it all starts again. I'm doing deca and test e, and I am wore the f**k out. I did take off two days in a row and I'm still beat. I think just adding weight and reps EVERY workout catches up, no matter what you're cycling.

    I was doing 10 reps squats and bench, and up to 8 on deads then adding weight, but I gotta switch it to a 6-8 rep range and drop some intensity. Before I did a mdrol to pplex bridge, and backpumps and sore shoulder joints told me when enough was enough

    Now I gotta lay on the bench after a heavy set to catch my breath and get the heartbeat down, then try to find the ambition/energy for the next set. Its actually quite stupid if you think about it.

    But the important thing to remember, even though I pay no heed, is you grow when you rest.....so I think that yeah, you can overtrain on cycle, but you prolly don't notice.

    I'm hoping I don't finally crash during or after PCT, and once that's done I'm going back to a push/pull/legs routine and cutting cycle, and hopefully keep all the gains I've suffered for

    Anyway, I got 2 weeks left of deca, 4 of test e, so I'm going to switch up the routine a lil bit, and do a more light one week/heavy the next, and hope I can manage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by waynaferd View Post
    I'm 10 weeks in and I try try try to keep this schedule...

    chest
    back
    off
    shoulders
    legs
    off
    off...
    How does that compare to your workouts when you are off? Let us know how you hold out and how you retain during PCT.
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    Usually the push/pull/legs, with a day off in between each. I just come up with the other one cause my shoulders needed some work so I gave them their own day, and that was the best I could do

    On push I do bench and military press, so whichever one comes second is going to suffer, unfortunately.
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    i usually do 3 full body workouts a week MWF when im on cycle. has worked well in the past
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    I have a similar workout. I do shoulders, back, legs&squats , chest, arms and then take Sat & Sun off.
    I typically am so beat, I have to take off two days. If I do not feel beat, then I ask myself if I am pushing myself enough on workout days. I push harder. I also have to warm up better and watch form because when pushing harder, injury can occur.
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    I do back, bis/shoulders, tris/chest, off day, then repeat. Legs get worked 2x week on whatever day I have spare time. After two weeks, I switch the pairings. works best for me, and thats what its about. Finding what works best for yourself.
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