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    Quote Originally Posted by tasteslikeburning View Post
    See thats my old thinking getting me again, hard to make my brain believe cutting back in activity will help me. To clarify, I do run 5 times a week but 2 of those times I run, are sprint sessions, so 3 days running, and 2 sprinting(on the days I don't do weights) but it is medium to low intensity running.
    That's still too much IMO. I would really recommend to only sprint once a week, at a maximum. Take into account the three weight lifting sessions, too. Does this look like your weekly schedule?

    1: Weights
    2: Run
    3: Sprint
    4: Run+Weights
    5: Run
    6: Sprint+Weights
    7: Run

    First of all, I miss "Play" or "Rest". Of course you could also do it this way:

    1: Run+Weights
    2: Rest
    3: Run+Sprint
    4: Run+Weights
    5: Run
    6: Run+Weights
    7: Sprint

    But any way I put it, it seems too much to me. Also: Are you sure that the running sessions are low intensity (less than 75% MHR)?

    How about this schedule:

    1: Weights
    2: Run
    3: Run+Weights*
    4: Run
    5: Weights
    6: Rest
    7: Sprint

    *=Body Weight session, less weight, more repetitions

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    In going over my records this is the most accurate representation of my week, workout wise.

    M: Run+Weights+Bike
    T: Bike + Yoga or Run
    W: Run+Weights+Bike
    T: Yoga + Run or Sprints Or Bike
    F: Off / Play
    S: Run+Weights (and usually yard work)
    S: Off or Play

    Running sessions are 20 min, rarely 30, at 5mph for half then 6mph for the last half, with a cool down for a couple of min at walking pace, I sweat and my HR goes up but its like a marathon pace, maybe half or just over half of my potential full speed. Weights are 30 to 40 minutes, not extremely heavy, but enough to build again I am not going for the huge bulked up look, more the lean toned look. And for me Play = biking, or vigorous Frisbee, playing with the dogs, ect...

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    Sounds like you might be overtraining a bit also and that can hinder your progress, hence no recovery time. Last year I did crossfit only 3-4 times a week with a whole lotta walking on the other days and was not even wholly primal and I seen results after the 4th week. Hope this might help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by soonerfan90 View Post
    Sounds like you might be overtraining a bit also and that can hinder your progress, hence no recovery time. Last year I did crossfit only 3-4 times a week with a whole lotta walking on the other days and was not even wholly primal and I seen results after the 4th week. Hope this might help.
    In looking at what I was doing in print, it does seem that maybe I should pick one activity and do it that day. I know I have said it before but its a hard concept to swallow, Over training I mean. Simplistically you would think the more you do the better but recovery is important. I guess it wont hurt to try just one thing a day for a while and see how it goes. I guess I am paranoid just a little about not doing enough, but I have read on the boards about people doing less than I do and getting results.

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