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Old 06-18-2012, 01:25 PM   #1
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HOw do you know if you are overtraining? I know it is not good to overtrain but was not sure how much I should be doing as a new lifter. I am currently doing 3 days a week about 45 minutes each time.
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My advice to the average gym rat who will never compete is this...lift about 60-75 minutes, 3-4 days per week. Do this and the likeliness of you overtraining is virtually nil, no matter how dysfunctional the program.
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Good call from Btb.

Progress is the main factor to look out for. If progress isn't occurring regularly I would firstly check your diet and rest/sleep factors are in check.

If you can genuinely say those are taken care of then, it's generally due to either a lack of work or too much work. In either case a re-evaluation of the routine is in order.
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Yep, as above; and from what I read, overtraining symptoms are very easy to discern because people are generally exhausted on a daily basis, have little will to train, lose their appetite etc.
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I've heard people say "overtraining is just undereating"
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