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    I'm just afraid I'm overworking myself with exercise considering i feel sore all the time.


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    I take it you are referring to weight lifting. I would say if you are making gains in muscle mass and or the lbs. you are lifting from week to week/session to session than you are not overworking yourself. The human body can take a tremendous amount of stress before it is "overworked". In fact, a common conception among people is that "you're not working out hard enough unless you become sore". Now I don't agree with this statement, but in the same token if you're not feeling "anything", that's probably not a good indication either.


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    I agree with Forgotten18-If you continue to get weaker each workout for several workouts, you're probably not giving your body enough time to heal.


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    How's your mood? Are you irritable? Depressed? If so, you are definitely over-taxing yourself.


    Also, if you feel sore all the time, have you had your D3 level checked? When I was deficient, I felt like I had DOMS all the time. Descending stairs was very painful. Once I added D3 (now taking 7000 IUs daily) the pain went away.


    You also may want to check your thyroid status as well.


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    Can you give more information:


    What is your weekly workout schedule like including the number of days you train / duration of workouts?


    What is your age?


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    Ok, I'm gonna stop worrying now. The aching went away and I've decided to do the scaled down version of crossfit. I'm 19 btw.


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    Anytime you have DOMS it is a good idea to gently work the aching muscles


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    Graeme: For a guy where english is second language. What is DOMS?


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    Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness


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    Very hard to overtrain the body, but relatively easy to under recover. Keep a workout log, and if you are having consistent decrease in performance and energy levels, scale back and recover. DOMS isn't a tell tale sign to go more or go less, but performance and overall energy levels are usually more reflective of your needs.


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