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    Wannabebig Member Coldasice's Avatar
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    Overtraining?

    My routine looks somewhat like:

    Lower Body (Day 1)
    5 sets Squats
    3 sets Deadlifts
    3 sets Leg Extensions and 3 sets Leg curls
    +abs sometimes

    Upper Body (Day 2)
    Usually about 8 or 9 sets (targeting chest, shoulders, and tris)
    Usually about 8 sets (targeting the back and bis)

    Rest (day 3)

    But then I repeat this all over again, so usually about 5 or 4 workouts a week... Is this too much??

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    It depends on how heavy you are going. If every time you are lifting you are going really heavy, then chances are you will get fatigued over time. I would either throw a rest day in between your working days or do max effort for one 3 day group, then take it easy for the next 3 day group.
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    Wannabebig Member Coldasice's Avatar
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    I go max effort all the time, usually go for low reps for everything.

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    see #9 in the primer above. The answer is No, but I think most would advise against maxing out twice a week in the same general area (lower upper etc)
    Last edited by Reko; 04-18-2008 at 08:39 PM.

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