I’m in an interesting place from where I was sort-of casually training 3 days a week, to now training everyday. For the past 7-8 years fitness was a minor hobby, but now it’s taking over my life (not complaining). It just sort of evolved over time, and I never made a conscious decision that I was going to get super serious. At this point I’m in a 3 day cycle as follows:
- Chest and triceps, plus light cardio.
- Back and biceps, plus light cardio.
- Moderate to heavy cardio in the form of elliptical.
Now I really have to stress I’m only taking a rest day like once every 2 weeks, but the muscles I’m working are not sore when it’s their day. I’m eating 1 gram of protein for every lb and all that. I also cycle on and off creatine, and take some herbs to help recovery (turmeric, garlic).
So here’s my question, is this too much for my upper body? I’m activating my upper body literally every day I train (because I use the elliptical on cardio days). I feel like it’s working for me, but I’m second guessing it.
P.S. I know I didn’t mention a “leg day.” I’m not doing one because I’ve always had really muscular legs for some reason. Maybe someday I’ll be at a place where my upper body is getting off-balance compared to lower. I’m not there right now though.
Any help would be appreciated.