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  • Have I got it Dialled or just gone INSANE?

    So far I'm down 15kgs (33lbs) in the last 14 weeks and, and am making noticeable strength and muscle gains. Yet alot of what i read says I'm doing too much.
    Last edited by PrimalOzzie; 10-02-2015, 04:38 PM.

  • #2
    Keep going until you plateau, then reevaluate. Some people have a better tolerance for exercise than others.
    You lousy kids! Get off my savannah!

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    • #3
      losing body fat is one thing, lifting for fanatical pleasure /endorphin rush is another, but...

      as an actual strength training and/or muscle building program, this is too much.

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      • #4
        Also, the fact that you have just recently lost your father; add the obvious stress of this to the stress of over-training... I would suggest you back off and get some rest days in where you adopt some sort of stress conversion exercises.
        All the best!

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        • #5
          I disagree with the last 2 posters. If you were doing full body workouts everyday I would say you're doing to much, but because you have it split up so much your muscles are getting the rest they need.

          I'm not going to say it's an "optimal" program but it's obviously working for you. I say keep it up until you hate it or it hates you.
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          • #6
            federkeil is on the money here. Split routines do allow people to train more frequently. But, if your main goal is to be fit and strong then it probably isn't the best choice going.

            What exercises are you doing on each day?
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            • #7
              Originally posted by pdjesson View Post
              Also, the fact that you have just recently lost your father
              When my father died, I finally started to lose weight after being a behemoth for 10 years. It has all stayed off. Not all change brought about by death is bad.
              You lousy kids! Get off my savannah!

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              • #8
                Originally posted by federkeil View Post
                I disagree with the last 2 posters. If you were doing full body workouts everyday I would say you're doing to much, but because you have it split up so much your muscles are getting the rest they need.

                I'm not going to say it's an "optimal" program but it's obviously working for you. I say keep it up until you hate it or it hates you.
                This...you could do less days and more full body stuff, but since you have a split going you can do this. I use to do something similar with a "body part a day" thing right after college. Quite bodybuildingesque. The no smoking and drinking is probably a huge part of your new superhuman status

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by destructalux View Post
                  The most eff'ed up science I have ever come across would have to be exercise/nutrition/health/well being.

                  A few months back my dad was killed in a motorbike accident. Now the last few months I seem to have dialled into somewhat fitness fanatic mode, wanting to be as strong and fit as possible so I am alive for a long time to come. Yet alot of what I read conflicts with what I'm doing and makes me wonder if I need to change my program training wise.

                  I like to do weighted workouts, I have a nice little gym setup in my shed with dumbells, barbell, 2 benches, dip station, chinup bar and thats about it.
                  I just want to say. The dip rack will destroy ur shoulders. Having ur arms go behind u like that puts lots of stress on them.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Kingofturtles View Post
                    I just want to say. The dip rack will destroy ur shoulders. Having ur arms go behind u like that puts lots of stress on them.
                    Um no it won't.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Wanderlust View Post
                      Um no it won't.
                      Ill meet you some-what half way. If you have proper form they can help. If you lack proper form or if you add weight your looking for trouble tho. There was a blip about it in my fitness mag. I left it at work though. I'll write some more about it when I pick it up.

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                      • #12
                        How are you feeling on this schedule? Is your energy okay? Sleeping alright? Or are you forcing or pushing your way through all this?

                        Everyone grieves in their own way. So if your way through this is uber-health and fitness then so be it. Some of it will fall away with time and some of it will stick. Just give yourself the space and time to figure it out. After my mom died I spent a few months on the sofa using a beer and benadryl combination to try to get any sleep. So your method is at least better than mine
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Kingofturtles View Post
                          Ill meet you some-what half way. If you have proper form they can help. If you lack proper form or if you add weight your looking for trouble tho. There was a blip about it in my fitness mag. I left it at work though. I'll write some more about it when I pick it up.
                          That's like saying having sex is dangerous, wrapping that rascal is implied, so is correct form.
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                          • #14
                            yeah mate first month i drank at least 1 carton of beer a day, then cut it out to nothing and 90% primal.
                            Last edited by PrimalOzzie; 10-02-2015, 04:38 PM.

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                            • #15
                              Sorry to hear about the loss of your father.

                              You could probably accompish what your accomplishing with less exercise and more focus on nutrition.

                              2 full body strength workouts per week is plenty focusing on heavy barbell compound movements and actual strength gains.... squat, bench, deadlift, overhead press, power cleans, rows... add in dips, pullups if you really want to.

                              1 hill sprint session is an excellent next addition.

                              Then box/cycle the other days... and make sure you take a solid 1 day per week off.

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