Quick overtraining scenario

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    Quick overtraining scenario


    Alright, I lifted for chest & tri last Monday, back & bi last Tuesday, legs & shoulders last Thursday, chest & tri Friday, and back & bi yesterday (Sunday). Now, I'm hesitant to lift for my legs and my shoulders because my legs are still sore, but my chest is not. Is a 2-3 day break on chest enough to not be considered overtraining?

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    everyone recovers differently. if you're still going up in weights or reps, you have nothing to worry about. my chest usually recovers in 2 1/2 days. hope that helps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrBrightside View Post
    Alright, I lifted for chest & tri last Monday, back & bi last Tuesday, legs & shoulders last Thursday, chest & tri Friday, and back & bi yesterday (Sunday). Now, I'm hesitant to lift for my legs and my shoulders because my legs are still sore, but my chest is not. Is a 2-3 day break on chest enough to not be considered overtraining?
    If i understand your question right,you're asking if it's OK to train chest today after training it last friday?

    If it was sore after training on friday and now it's not,then it's safe to assume it's recovered.

    However, if i might make a suggestion,thats quite a heavy routine you've got,if you were to train each body part once a week over 5 days,as you do now,you would give yourself more time to recover and likely see better results.
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    oh snap. you're doing chest on mon/thurs! i'm doing mine on tues/fri!

    if i may make a suggestion. if you're training it twice, your routines should be different for those two days.

    you could do :
    barbells one day, dumbells the other
    strength one day, mass the other
    or both - strength and barbells, mass and dumbells, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrBrightside View Post
    Alright, I lifted for chest & tri last Monday, back & bi last Tuesday, legs & shoulders last Thursday, chest & tri Friday, and back & bi yesterday (Sunday). Now, I'm hesitant to lift for my legs and my shoulders because my legs are still sore, but my chest is not. Is a 2-3 day break on chest enough to not be considered overtraining?
    many factors involved: Volume, intensity, duration, multi-joint movements involved, diet.

    If all of these are high, which a low caloric threshold, you will over-reach and eventually adrenally and neurologically drain.

    Your muscles recover faster than your neural system does -- so take this into account when deciding frequency.

    Hope this helps.

    KM
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