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Overtraining?

Discussion in 'General Health/Fitness & Injuries' started by Rhinosaur, Mar 22, 2010.

  1. Rhinosaur

    Rhinosaur Active Member

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    Ok so two weeks ago I am getting some obvious signs of overtraining my cheast, my bench droped from 320 to about 270, i was tired and kinda cranky. So I took a week off. I get back in the gym and my lifts were awful, about halfway throuhg my workout I pinch a nerve in my shoulder, currently typing in allot of pain. Now it gets better, I just started a creatine cycle about a month ago, my lifts go way up on creatine but it seams I have been steadily droping since I started cycling... as if its some sort of anti creatine. Could this just be overtraining, take another week off? I may not be eating right... Any other possible causes?
     
  2. PlainGreyT

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    How much rowing do you do?
     
  3. Rhinosaur

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    Rowing? On a boat? or dumbell rows?

    I work my back allot, I do allot of rows
     
  4. PlainGreyT

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    I don't think your overtraining in light of your recent week off

    It may just be an expected loss of strength due taking a week off - if it is then your lifts should return to pre-break in a few weeks

    But if you don't think its normal then I'd look at your rest & recovery and your diet

    And I asked about doing rows because you mentioned shoulder pain, but you've a balance of push/press so I was wrong about that
     
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    I had issues with overtraining before, and found that it took about 2 weeks for me to recover, and another 2 weeks to get back the lost strength.

    Also, you may want to read up on active recovery. I've started doing cardio targetting a heart rate of 120-130bpm for 20 minutes on my off-days, which seems to help avoid overtraining, and recover from mild overtraining faster.
     

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