- 04-03-2013, 12:24 PM
I always like to train heavy all the time I have just changed up my routine to
Mon chest /back
as i said always pushing that heavy iron do you think I am going to over train, I have been using this routine for a month now and feeling mad and strong thorughts
- 04-03-2013, 12:37 PM
are you getting proper rest and nutrition? a month of heavy lifting wont cause over training. not a fan of your routine though
- 04-03-2013, 12:37 PM
Seems pretty hardcore to me, but if you're feeling good stock with it. If your body reacts negatively, then back off a bit.
04-03-2013, 12:53 PM
04-03-2013, 02:24 PM
A lot goes into reaching a state of over training. Training a body part twice a week won't get you there by default. There are other considerations such as volume, relative intensity, rest, nutrition, etc. I would wager you're not close but we'd need much more info to determine the liklihood
04-03-2013, 04:44 PM
An actual overtrained state can be hard to recover from. It can have effects on the physical body and CNS that just have it not recovering and or changing the physical/mental states ie: anything from low moods depression, to colds, or flu more often, higher blood pressure loss of appetite, sleeplessness, loss of libido etc. etc.
Most routines/programs have "cycles' in which you start out with quite manageable weights, while building over time/weeks/months with more weight and intensity, to peak out with greater strength & mass at the end of the cycle. Afterwards take a break, do some lighter work and regroup to another cycle/program. This is why it is not always wise making up your own routines as they are not as prosperous as using a proven written one.
04-03-2013, 05:23 PM
Honestly, without seeing what % of 1rm you are using, how many reps and how many sets, nobody can even guess if there is the potential for overtraining. But even a 6 day split isn't anything special or exceptionally taxing by itself. Arm day is just about like a day off, you are only working a tiny % of your lean mass that day.
04-05-2013, 10:23 PM
04-05-2013, 11:59 PM
Imagine if I posted this, for example (An example routine):
and then asked someone to tell me if I was overtraining or not. If people said yes, how would they know? Maybe my chest routine was only 3 pushups per day. In that case, that routine would not cause overtraining or in fact wouldn't qualify as training at all.
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