I have recently started working out and my energy levels after starting seem to have dropped significantly… I am pretty skinny 6 foot at 150 pounds. I have always had an excess of energy, more then every one I know, but after only a week of training, I am dragging my feet.
My diet is fairly good, I think… I am getting about 3000 Cal from six meals. Most of the carbs I take in are complex and I’m getting about a gram of protein per pound. I take a dextrose drink(Gatorade) and 40g of protein after each workout too.
I working out 4 times a week using an opposing muscle group system.
Mon - chest/back
Tues - Legs
Thurs - Bi/Tri
Sat - delts/traps
I also swim twice a week for an hour one mon and wed.
I am getting about 8.5 hours of sleep a night. i was only getting 6 or 7, but I just start passing out at night now.
Has anyone else experienced this or have any recommendations? Possible reasons i can think of are: needing more sugars, calories, sleep, or maybe just to adjust.
I just don’t know…