I want to post a progress report. Unfortanately my PM doesn't work. However, Tampa-Terry and Sonny, this is for you.
I've been training hard and dieting for about 1 month now. I started at a behemoth 6'2" 320lbs about 30% fat. I haven't weighed myself since because the battle is with fat and not the scale.
I picked up Staley's EDT training and have seen huge results in my strength and size. My shirts are really tight in the chest and arms. What's more important I dropped 3 inches on my gut.
I haven't recorded results this fast ever! I think alot has to do with the Hot-Rox. I mean I've been only eating about 2500 calories a day in usually 5-7 meals depending on the schedule of the day.
I wish now I would have taken a picture of myself at 320 but I was so embarrassed I never want to remember myself at those out of shape levels.
Anyhow, I have a couple of quick questions. Last week I took 5 days off because I felt I was overtraining. I would go to bed at 9 PM and get up at 9 AM. I slept my whole weekends away one day I slept 14 hours straight. Worked out then took an hour nap!
Before this I had insomnia for 5 days. I would just lay on top of my covers and sweat!
Since my time off I have come back and my strength is up.
Are insomnia and excessive sleep signs of overtraining? Thanks,
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