While stress certainly drains the CNS, so too does intense training. However, training is also noted for its ability to relieve stress.
So what is a stressed person to do? Where is the dividing line between too much stress and too much training? If training relieves stress, then one should train.
But if both of those present a drain on the CNS, couldn?t overtraining be a possibility? How is a stressed person to know how much training to do?
Do you find yourself stalling in your current goals, whether they be performance or physique related?
Are your workouts getting flatter and your motivation going down the drain?
As someone who is fairly stressed and works more than I care to think about, I noticed just feeling rundown too often and just not having my usual “zip” in the gym. I decided to go to 3X per week training and cutting back on total volume. For me, it’s worked pretty well for the last couple of months (thanks to Alwyn for the recommended workout on this).
For you, I think we need a little more info before making anything resembling a conclusive decision about your particular case.
I concur with some of the comments above: Go into the gym, give it your all, make sure your diet is on point and definitely be sure you get your sleep and work in complete days off. If you have done all of those things and you are still having some problems, then it’s time to re-assess.