beginner...am i overtraining?
04-13-2008 09:23 PM
beginner...am i overtraining?
iv been working out for about 8 months now and im about to turn 18 i started out at 150lbs im currently 5'8" 170lbs and 12% body fat, for the last year iv eaten almost all organic besides fish chicken and turkey( i do not eat red meat or fast food) i feel great about myself and have been seeing solid gains since i started working out but anyhow this is the routine i put together and i love it but do u guys think im overtraining?
pretty much 4 sets of 8
i cant workout on weekends due to work schedule and these are all the exercises i find beneficial for me. i get at least 8 hours of sleep every night and i certainly dont feel overtrained at all im just looking for someones opinion because maybe im nuts lol
flat db press
incline db press
flat db flies
decline db press
overhead db press
db lateral rises
forward db rises
stiff leg deadlift
seated calve rises
decline leg press
close grip bb press
reverse grip pressdowns
straight bar curl
closegrip seated cable rows
any input wud be greatly appreciated
04-13-2008 09:41 PM
If you don't feel the symptoms of over training or CNS fatigue (unusual soreness, higher metabolic rate, trouble sleeping, loss of appetitie, etc) than you have no need to worry. Overall that is also a very solid training split.
The only advice I can offer is remember to take systematic breaks every 8-10 weeks from training (to avoid over training.)
04-13-2008 09:43 PM
thanks alot for your input occ
04-13-2008 09:45 PM
If you are taking 2 days off at weekend then you are getting ample rest. So no you arent overtraining. I only hope you are getting 7-8 hour sleep on weekday as well.
04-13-2008 09:49 PM
yup always 8 to 9 sometimes 10 hours of sleep lol
04-14-2008 12:16 AM
make sure you keep those 8 hours of sleep every night in order to let your body recover and grow
04-14-2008 03:28 AM
sleep is def important! When I was 18 and wasn't training I still needed 8 hours of sleep...when I was training I needed 9.
04-14-2008 04:37 AM
So you're going
friday-back and bi's.
IMO you're doing a lot of chest, shoulders tri's. Shoulders and tri's are being used a lot already in your first day, then do to shoulders the day after seems mad to me. Triceps are also being stimulated in shoulder workout. Obviously not greatly but they are secondary's. Then shoulders and chest are being used on thursday. And you have only one day for the back and bi group. Here's what i like to do.
Mon-Chest, upper traps
thursday-back, posterior delts
fri-anterior and medial delts, triceps.
it works great for me, maybe give it a try and see what you think
04-14-2008 04:47 PM
Originally Posted by sreed11
good call! yeah, I didn't notice the lack of back exercises in there.
04-15-2008 05:02 PM
I was going to say to flip your tues and fri workouts and add some pullups to your back. But it looks like these guys above me got that covered. Looks good though.
04-15-2008 06:20 PM
thanks alot guys i took your advice sreed
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