So I've been doing this new routine for about 3 weeks now.. (Thanks BONEZ for the help on this routine <3)
My workouts generally last anywhere from 2 hours - 3 hours. I don't really do anything else other than what you see in my routine. My rep counts for Chest/Back/Shoulders/Arms/Legs are generally 8-12. Core/Traps/Calvs are different. I do switch exercises up and do supersets, drop sets, pyramid sets, etc.
I don't really know how my workouts are lasting so long. I generally wait about 90 - 150 seconds in between sets. Sometimes I stop to chat with fellow gym regulars, or I'll have to wait 5 minutes to use something (the gym that I go to is only about the size of a standard classroom with no more than 1 of most machines excluding cario machines).
I have a friend who is an older guy (In his late 40s, early 50s) who I chit chat with and discuss fitness with. He helps a lot of people in the gym and is very nice and assertive. We talked today and he told me that I'm over-training and I need to cut my workouts down to about an hour each session, and no more. He was very sure of this and he's helped me with a lot of other gym related things so I don't really want to 'disobey' him. I do feel like, 1 hour and 30 mins would be ideal, but he insisted 1 hour specifically. He stressed that it was very important for me, as well.
I was basically just wondering what people thought about this because this week has been pretty harsh for me on my body I feel like. I'm feeling very lightheaded after sets, I feel drained during the day, I feel mentally exhausted. What are your opinions on what's going on? I do not want advice for a casual bodybuilder. I take lifting very serious and I care about my results and what I'm doing and how I'm doing it. Please don't give me advice for a casual lifter who only goes into the gym to kill time. Much appreciated, thanks.
My nutrition is very good as far as I know. My daily diet goes something like this...
The supplements I take are as listed:
Fish oil with every solid meal
jack3d pre workout
note: I also try and get some more fruit in there in between meals, or with meals.