Can I do this circuit every day?

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    Can I do this circuit every day?


    I added a toning/aerobic type circuit to the end of my workout every other day. I am starting to get addicted to my quick circuit, and the results I have been seeing from it to the point that I want to do it every day. Is this something I can do every day without risking overtraining? I push myself pretty quickly through it with my focus on keeping my heart rate up, and getting a really good pump. Here is what I am doing.

    4 cycles through this circuit

    25 dips - two cycles wide grip, two narrow
    12 pull ups - each cycle at a different grip
    25 push ups - two cycles diamond, two wide
    10 body weight rows**
    15 straight leg lifts up to eye level

    ** looks like an upside down push-up. I elevate my feet on a bench, and hang (face up) from a bar on the squat rack. I then pull myslef up until my chest touches the bar. This is a LOT harder than it seems.

    Adding this to the end of my workouts has really helped tone and define my upper body a lot. It is getting easier and easier, and I am wanting to increase frequency to once a day...or should I just increase reps. Opinions?

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    I guess I may get more feedback if I post some more details.

    I usually train 3 to 4 times a week at high intensity...usually almost 2 hours each session. I have been training for about 14 years (I will turn 29 next week).

    I'm about 12% to 14% bf
    Weigh about 210 lbs.
    5'9" tall

    I have an extremely efficient digestive system...I take in only about 1500 calories a day...and will gain weight (fat) if I stop training at all. I put on muscle extremely quickly to the point I can still outpace my tendons and connective tissue when I train really hard (which is a problem for me).

    I have a HARD time with overtraining, and hence my question. Whenever I try something new, and get good results, I always pound it into the ground and end up with sore tendons and connective tissue.

    Thanks guys!
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    No you most certainly may not.
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    It will overtrain the muscles you are using and your results will drop off. I would do it every 2nd day. That will give your body time to rest and grow.

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