Hi Coach CT, I trust that you are well?
I am a 44 yo male currently on a trt dosage of 125mg’s T (Enanthate) / week (2 doses).
I have been trying to get back into shape for the last 12 months. My problem is that for some or other reason, I always seem to “burn” out after about a week of training, be it high frequency / low volume, or high volume / low frequency. I have even tried your suggestion of training only 20 mins a session, twice a day. Did not work. No matter if I am in a calorie surplus or calorie deficit. My diet is reasonably well balanced and I make sure that O3’s make up a good 15 grms a day. I also strive to get a solid 7 - 8 hours of sleep a night (not always possible, but I try)
It usually takes me about two to three weeks to “recover” from the stint of training, even though the body is okay and I actually do see changes in the one or two weeks that I am able to eek out. I have been struggling with this for what seems to be a very long time
In an attempt to address what I think is CNS fatigue, I have also started supplementing with VitD3, ZMA, Alpha GPC, ALCAR, DMAE and another proprietary brain health supplement along the lines of Brain Candy. (Can’t get that here in ZA). In the 1st two weeks of supplementing with the above, I did notice a change in concentration power, motivation and memory. So much so that I hit the gym again. (the 20 min w/o’s, twice a day, 4 days/week) and it went really well, until I started the 2nd week and my strength and motivation and energy all went for a ball of sh!t…
Now, I am a business owner, father of two teens and keeping up with continuing professional development (CPD) as well as currently trying to study, so yes, I have a lot of stress, but it seems that I cannot handle it as I used to be able to. Again, not my body but my brain…
Do you think that making use of Neural Charge Workouts that you allude to here: https://www.t-nation.com/workouts/look-like-a-bodybuilder-perform-like-an-athlete would be able to assist in getting the synapses and neurons working somewhat like they should?
If you do think so, may humbly ask for a routine?
If you do not think so, may I humbly ask for your advice as to what I should try?
Thanks, I desperately look forward to hearing from you.