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Old 04-04-2009, 08:32 PM   #1
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... do yall ever just have no motivation or ambition to make it to training? You want to cause you love it, but I just cant seem to get the weights to pop. Im sluggish sometimes worn out. It doesnt happen often, but it does happen sometimes like today. I dont feel like im overtraining or anything, Im not sore, the workouts this week didnt really feel that hard, I never left the gym feeling crappy but always exilerated (sp? dont judge me :P ). Is it due to just having a crappy day? am I over-training and just dont realise it? im thinking that instead of doing 6 days a week of training Im going to do 5 days for a while, I know that there is a strength cycle for the WOD part of the performance menu, maybe that will be a good change of pace? anyone got anything to say or add or what not? im 12 weeks out of a meet, well 11 now as this week is just about over, I want to get the best training possible to get my total up, but I dont want to set myself back either. Sorry for the rambling that I just did, if you got some good insite I would love to hear it.
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Old 04-04-2009, 10:40 PM   #2
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im thinking that instead of doing 6 days a week of training Im going to do 5 days for a while,
6 days a week UNLESS volume is kept low to moderate is a recipe for overworking yourself.

http://sportsmedicine.about.com/cs/o.../aa062499a.htm

Even if you don't feel it you can still be burned out.

If you're not progressing with your lifts you're doing something wrong.
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Old 04-04-2009, 11:28 PM   #3
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yeah, I tend to go heavy more than I should, my friend and training partner also said that he thinks that im training way too heavy too often. and he was in the top 3 in the nation in his weight class last year, i should take his opinions more seriously. a reduction will be taken. thanks for the article .
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Old 04-05-2009, 06:44 AM   #4
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One of the first signs your body gives you when you are overdoing your training is a distinct lack of motivation to workout. A lack of "snappiness" in your workout is another good sign.

You might get the quickest recovery by taking a week completely off, except for maybe stretching/yoga/prehab/rehab stuff.

At the point you're at, going from 6 days to 5 probably won't do it. Not enough of a difference to matter.
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Pay attention to those days/weeks when you are just not "with it".

One of the ways I knew I was making a comeback from my adrenal fatigue issues was when I started feeling antsy for exercise again.
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Pay attention to those days/weeks when you are just not "with it".

One of the ways I knew I was making a comeback from my adrenal fatigue issues was when I started feeling antsy for exercise again.
Exactly.
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