I’ve been lurking in these forums for a while, posting on occasion. Im 18, 150lbs (gained 5-10 lbs in a month since I’ve come home from university - been trying to eat a lot) and have a lot of time on my hands.
I’ve been weight lifting for a year on and off, but for the last 1.5 months, I’ve been working out 6/7 days each week. I usually do lowerbody and upperbody workouts alternating. I would say that 30% of my exercises are to failure and I always do more than 1 set of each exercise. I am very unflexible (I use 2.5lb plates under my heels for squats and I can’t sit cross-legged) so I stretch a lot before and during my workouts.
Now here’s the problem (I think). I’ve noticed a pattern: Immediately after I work-out I feel pretty tired, and often my muscles are sore, but after my 10-11 hour sleep, I wake up feeling as good as new the next day. I’ve read articles like Trainging Frequency @ http://www.T-Nation.com/readTopic.do?id=459656 among many others, but none of it adresses Teenagers. Through my readings I am aware that Teenagers have it a lot easier (hormone levels and growth stages etc), and was wondering if this is the reason I don’t feel fatigue as much as an older male would feel? Or am I going about this all wrong - should I start training 3-4 days a week?
Thanks for your help in advance,