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Did I overtrain? 2012-12-30 18:09:06 Reply

I tend to exercise like a motherfucker, and last night's workout was no different.

I know the key to gaining weight and getting bigger is to increase calorie intake and lift heavier with fewer reps. I know that I need it's about pushing myself. I also know that newgrounds isn't exactly a bodybuilding forum.

But I want to know if I take it a little too far. I'm going till i'm shaking and even then I continue. Am I losing progress and muscle by killing myself? My whole body is in agony today.

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Response to Did I overtrain? 2012-12-30 18:09:54 Reply

You're still fat, stop kidding yourself.


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Response to Did I overtrain? 2012-12-30 18:12:26 Reply

Yeah, that called exercise. Good job.


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Response to Did I overtrain? 2012-12-30 18:14:58 Reply

At 12/30/12 06:09 PM, Piemix wrote: My whole body is in agony today.

That tends to happen when you exercise. It means its working.


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Response to Did I overtrain? 2012-12-30 18:16:52 Reply

At 12/30/12 06:14 PM, Jeffyx wrote:
At 12/30/12 06:09 PM, Piemix wrote: My whole body is in agony today.
That tends to happen when you exercise. It means its working.

Are you sure? Because I remember hearing that overtraining only hampers muscle growth.

At 12/30/12 06:09 PM, Slint wrote: You're still fat, stop kidding yourself.

Oh that's right, this is newgrounds, I forgot.

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Response to Did I overtrain? 2012-12-30 18:18:01 Reply

Do you mean you're shaking while lifting weight or that afterwards your muscles are shaky when you use them? Either way, both are perfectly normal signs of muscle fatigue as far as I'm aware.


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Response to Did I overtrain? 2012-12-30 18:23:17 Reply

There is such a thing as good pain after a workout but agony, to use your word, means the same thing it always does. It means something is wrong. Backing off a little might be an idea.


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Response to Did I overtrain? 2012-12-30 18:26:56 Reply

At 12/30/12 06:14 PM, Jeffyx wrote:
At 12/30/12 06:09 PM, Piemix wrote: My whole body is in agony today.
That tends to happen when you exercise. It means its working.

Well I'm not a physiotherapist, but I thought that actually means you're not doing it correctly. Like you're over-stretching your muscles or you're tiring them out too much. Basically they're damaged and you'll need to give them some time (a few days) to heal up before you exercise again. Otherwise you're bound to get some nasty injuries sooner or later.

OP, make sure you do a proper warming up and cooling down before and after exercising, if you don't do that already. It can definitely prevent a lot of injuries and you'll probably won't feel pain anymore the day after. Or at least it won't hurt as much.


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Response to Did I overtrain? 2012-12-30 18:33:01 Reply

Also you have to hear the bone snap when you exercise. It'll feel like breaking an arm or a rib, but it's actually muscle building up.


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Response to Did I overtrain? 2012-12-30 18:33:52 Reply

Work upper body one day and lower body another. Rest on one day of the week too. Take it easy, us wrestlers know when to rest too.


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Response to Did I overtrain? 2012-12-30 18:48:38 Reply

At 12/30/12 06:33 PM, Slint wrote: Also you have to hear the bone snap when you exercise. It'll feel like breaking an arm or a rib, but it's actually muscle building up.

Slint, you are the man.

Thanks for all the responses. Much obliged.

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Response to Did I overtrain? 2012-12-30 18:55:44 Reply

Also, I lifted weights everyday last year, and the pain eventually went away. It took about 2 weeks. After that, when I would lift, I wouldn't be in pain. Of course you would feel a burning sensation, but yeah, you might be doing it wrong.


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Response to Did I overtrain? 2012-12-30 18:56:50 Reply

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Response to Did I overtrain? 2012-12-30 19:55:09 Reply

At 12/30/12 06:26 PM, Auz wrote: Well I'm not a physiotherapist, but I thought that actually means you're not doing it correctly. Like you're over-stretching your muscles or you're tiring them out too much. Basically they're damaged and you'll need to give them some time (a few days) to heal up before you exercise again. Otherwise you're bound to get some nasty injuries sooner or later.

This. Also, pushing yourself too much with weights can wear down your joints. Being extra fit now isn't worth decades of joint pain later. Both my parents found that out the hard way.


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Response to Did I overtrain? 2012-12-30 20:02:25 Reply

At 12/30/12 06:09 PM, Piemix wrote: I tend to exercise like a motherfucker, and last night's workout was no different.

I know the key to gaining weight and getting bigger is to increase calorie intake and lift heavier with fewer reps. I know that I need it's about pushing myself. I also know that newgrounds isn't exactly a bodybuilding forum.

But I want to know if I take it a little too far. I'm going till i'm shaking and even then I continue. Am I losing progress and muscle by killing myself? My whole body is in agony today.

I don't even believe in this concept of "overtraining." Always make progress. Whether you are lifting more weight, or lifting the same weight more. Just make progress. If you aren't making progress, eat more and try again.

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Response to Did I overtrain? 2012-12-30 20:04:49 Reply

At 12/30/12 07:55 PM, InsertFunnyUserName wrote:
At 12/30/12 06:26 PM, Auz wrote: Well I'm not a physiotherapist, but I thought that actually means you're not doing it correctly. Like you're over-stretching your muscles or you're tiring them out too much. Basically they're damaged and you'll need to give them some time (a few days) to heal up before you exercise again. Otherwise you're bound to get some nasty injuries sooner or later.
This. Also, pushing yourself too much with weights can wear down your joints. Being extra fit now isn't worth decades of joint pain later. Both my parents found that out the hard way.

Lifting weights strengthens joints and bones. Lifting weights like an idiot damages joints and bones. There's a difference.