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    Wannabebig Member Podium Kreatin's Avatar
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    have any of u been dropping the weight used for ur workouts? i've gained some weight, but for some reason, i can't squat or deadlift as much as i used to for a heavy set. it could be mental, or the summer schedule's messing me up. does anyone know why i could be dropping the weight i'm using?
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    to give an extreme scenario?


    (and i always seem to bring this up..*lol*)

    but unexplained weight gain, plus unexplained loss of muscle strength sometimes indicates the onset of thyroid issues.

    but that's an extreme situation, if you think that's an issue, you might want to check with a doctor.
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    T- I doubt the weight gain was unintentional.

    Podium, it could be time to take a break. I forget your routine, but I'm sure you're experienced enough not to overtrain. it could just be fatigue/exhaustion. Have you considered taking a week or two off?

    i guess that depends, too, on how strict your regime has been. has it been outta whack, or pretty consistent?
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    b - on the unintentionality....right....if he's bulking it's a moot point.


    the reason i brought it up, was because a lot of guys who get thyroid issues, noted that one of the first things that happened was they couldn't lift as much weight as they used to, but tucked it in the back of their minds, and chalked it up to overtraining. like i said..that is an extrem scenario though.
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    Originally posted by Belial

    Podium, it could be time to take a break. I forget your routine, but I'm sure you're experienced enough not to overtrain. it could just be fatigue/exhaustion. Have you considered taking a week or two off?

    What's the definition of overtraining?

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    Powerman, I'm not sucked in that easily.
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    Originally posted by Belial
    Powerman, I'm not sucked in that easily.
    No, just that you said he was too smart to overtrain, yet was suffering from fatigue/exhaustion---

    If that's not overtraining, what is?

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    Ah, gotcha. Well, overtraining may mean fatigue and exhaustion, but fatigue and exhaustion may not necessarily mean overtraining....
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    This is the second time I have seen thyroid disease mentioned as a possible cause. I suppose it could be, but very few people as a percentage of the population have thyroid disease. Podium, you are not telling us anything. There are many possibilites. For example, have you altered your routine (i.e. using different exercises or rep schemes), or have gotten a physically demanding job, or any other permutations. Let me know and I can probably be of help.

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    It could just be as simple as the weather, I mean we're getting into summer now and the heat always makes me lift a little less. (when it is hot that is)
    half the time I have no idea what you're talking about. the other half, I'm not listening.

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    Originally posted by flake
    It could just be as simple as the weather, I mean we're getting into summer now and the heat always makes me lift a little less. (when it is hot that is)
    I always seem to do better in the summer for some reason-- Don't know why, but maybe it has to do with elevated test levels, or the fact that I seem to have more available time in the summer.
    Vin Diesel has a fever.. and the only prescription is more cowbell.

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    the workout i use is based on maxot principles, which is heavy and brief. i doubt i overtrain, cuz i time my workouts.

    the only thing that's different is my schooling schedule; i sleep more at a different time (1a-10a). also, i got the Diablo II explansion pack which is pretty addicting.

    what's this thing about thyroids? i don't think i could have a thyroid disease, cuz my metabolism seems to be the same

    i did take a break, like 1.5 weeks. this week is actually the week im off my break.
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    Personally, I remember checking out the MaxOT site, and I think the program isn't very good. That is possibly the problem.

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    I would personally blame it all on Baal, the Lord of Destruction...

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    Nut!

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    Are you taking any medication?

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    Originally posted by Podium Kreatin

    also, i got the Diablo II explansion pack which is pretty addicting.
    I was making a reference to the game that is called "DiabloII: Lord of Destruction" and the big bad guy that you fight is named Baal... I have personally fought my own sad addiction to this very game, and I can attest to the toll that it can take on one, mainly sleep deprivation.
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