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    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

    Monday
    flat db press
    incline db press
    flat db flies
    decline db press

    tuesday
    overhead db press
    db lateral rises
    shrugs
    reverse flies
    forward db rises

    wednesday
    squat
    stiff leg deadlift
    seated calve rises
    decline leg press

    thursday
    close grip bb press
    cable pressdowns
    weighted dips
    reverse grip pressdowns

    friday
    straight bar curl
    db curl
    preecher curl
    bb rows
    closegrip seated cable rows
    lat pulldowns

    any input wud be greatly appreciated

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    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.)
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    thanks alot for your input occ
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    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.
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    yup always 8 to 9 sometimes 10 hours of sleep lol
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    make sure you keep those 8 hours of sleep every night in order to let your body recover and grow
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    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.
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    So you're going
    Mon-chest
    tuesday-shoulders
    wednesday-legs
    thursday-tri's
    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
    tuesday-bi's, abs
    wed-legs
    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
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    Quote Originally Posted by sreed11 View Post
    So you're going
    Mon-chest
    tuesday-shoulders
    wednesday-legs
    thursday-tri's
    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
    tuesday-bi's, abs
    wed-legs
    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

    good call! yeah, I didn't notice the lack of back exercises in there.
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    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.
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    thanks alot guys i took your advice sreed
  

  
 

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