I am sleeping 10+ hours a day, and cant get out of the bed in the morning because I literally feel too depressed to, like I want to hide under the covers. As soon as I actually get out of bed I feel great though.
I recently decided to take time off lifting because I was feeling like smashed assholes, stalling on deadlifts etc.
So I’m on my first of two weeks off squatting and deadlifting. When I stall on benching ill take off another week.
I haven’t taken time off since last october, and have been training like an animal.
brought my raw squat from 370 to 460, my raw deadlift from 440 to 480, and my raw bench from 250 to 290-300. Now I just cant keep up with the gains, every week was heavy squats, heavy deadlifts, speed pulls, heavy good mornings and sldls, board work, heavy dbs etc. NO deloads.
Is this sleep issue a symptom of overtraining? I never really believed in overtraining but lately I had been straining so hard at the weight my face looked sunburned from the broken vessels and I was blowing my eyes out constantly. My deadlift is so low because my arms barely go to my dick, so I’ve been stalling around the 500lbs mark for months, which means I should switch to sumo.
how much time off is enough to be fully rested? will my sleep normalize? I haven’t felt sore in a long time, just sloppy and slow.