I would like to see how far I can push my body until I start over training. I am always afraid of O/T'ing, but I actually even heard JB, if I remmember right, talk about lifters these days worry too much about it. I've heard usual signs are losing strength, and geting sick. Any others yall come across when you start O/T'ing?
Isn't overtraining relative to how fast your muscles recover? If you are training for so long that you don't give your muscles ample time to recover and rebuild before your next workout, then you are putting yourself in a deficit. If you are too sore/weak leading up to your next workout, then you know you need to make some adjustments. Alot can be said for instinctual training and experimenting with your limitations.
This is true. Overtraining has nothing to do with enjoying training. If that were the case, the majority of the obese people in this country are simply "overtrained". Overtraining has nothing to do with if you can't raise a glass of water after you trained biceps. That means you worked your muscles until they were fatigued. That is ALL it means. You don't overtrain in one workout. It is a cumulative effect from training too much, not resting enough to compensate and not eating to support it.
After I train biceps, my muscles are spent. That is because I train them hard. That doesn't mean I "overtrained" them.
Of course I trained like that for about half a year, that why im not sure if it's over training. I didn't mean overtraining right after the workout, just if training like that for a long time can hurt you.
And I also wanted to know in general if people get that effect after training...
BTW, it used to happen after each workout - is it overtraining?
Does this mean that you no longer workout like this? If you are, are you still making solid gains? Nobody can tell you if you are overtraining. Look at your results, and make adjustments based them. Perhaps your diet? Training? Could be a number of things. Don't be afraid to experiment.
I ALREADY answered you. NO. Hell no. Lifting weights and then feeling like the muscle is fatigued after you finish lifting weights is NOT overtraining. Feeling like you don't want to lift is NOT overtraining. Rainjack is right, the majority of the people worried about "overtraining" are never truly training that hard to begin with.
brk2k : I woud say that one kind of overtraining is when your muscle feel fatitude (oh, spelling) and that it?s very weak , And that your muscle feels like that pretty usual , not just after workouts but all the time . I have no clue of how usual this matter is tho
Most of the strongest indicators of overtraining have nothing to do with muscular fatigue. Symptoms such as difficulty sleeping and sensitivity to light are examples of this.
The problem with the big worry about overtraining is that most people aren't advanced enough to overtrain their CNS. Obviously anyone can do enough volume to stagnate growth, but as soon as they throw in a back-off week or two they'll probably be fine.