I’ve just picked up my training and eating again after a very long period of stress and burnouts. Strength is almost back, shape is a bit off. I’ve gained some flab and lost a lot of mass, and work capacity is severly down. Sometimes i feel like my body is “hung over” from stress, so I’m trying to eat and supplement as far as I can to bring my hormonal profile back.
I eat well, 6 meals a day (including shakes), medium on the carbs except after training, a lot of vegetables, fruit, lean meat, milk, nuts.
I supplement with
ZMA (50 mg zink, 600 mg magnesium)
multivitamin (Super One, british, insane amounts of vitamin B (3000% of RDI)
vitamin C, 1000mgs
and a combined amino acid product.
I feel I have overtrainingsymptoms in my training, allthough I’ve taken a lot of time of and eased back into it. By symptoms i mean: Failure to achive pump, low energy levels, slow recovery, high pulse after training, fatigue.
As I said, the major stressors in my life are gone but I do feel “hung over” even though it’s been a several weeks now.
Training is 5*5 full body splits 2 times a week: day 1 squat bench row + core work, day two deads presses chins arms.
Finally, my question: Is there anything else I can do, nutritionally, to revigorate my system? (Or am I totally off track)