Oops, sorry Kel... strength training

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Registered: 03-20-2003
Oops, sorry Kel... strength training
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Thu, 03-19-2009 - 11:37am
I missed what you asked below about adding a third day of strength training.





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Thu, 03-19-2009 - 4:09pm

It's okay. I was just being snarky. :)

Lately, I've been doing two days of full-body strength training. I'm thinking that I'll continue with a similar program and maybe on that third day, do "bonus exercises" that I'll just do once a week.

I've been a lot about how people are doing too much cardio for fat loss. I've also been really freakin' tired. :( I just keep thinking that I eat well, I get a fair amount of sleep and I work out a healthy amount... I shouldn't be that tired. I thought maybe allotting more time to strength training might help. I don't know.

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Thu, 03-19-2009 - 5:58pm
Maybe functional weight training?





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Thu, 03-19-2009 - 6:28pm

Yeah, I am aiming for compound movements on that bonus day.

I really don't know why I'm tired. Maybe I'm just lazy. :P Or maybe it's because it's getting hot again here. I had bloodwork done in January and it all checked out. I'm definitely not eating too little. Maybe I'm just fighting my couch potato genes. :P

Things have been busy and stressful so it might just be all of that manifesting itself physically. I don't know. But it annoys me. I should be bursting at the seams and I just feel tired so much. It's not the crippling/depression kind of tired, but that feeling of wanting to just chill out and relax.

Thanks for your thoughts. :)

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Thu, 03-19-2009 - 7:20pm
Oh, I thought that kind of tired was just a normal way of life.:-)










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Registered: 07-09-2008
Fri, 03-20-2009 - 7:51am

Stress can take a major toll on the body.

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Registered: 03-15-2004
Fri, 03-20-2009 - 9:41am

Inositol? I've never heard of that.

I do take a multi and a B complex. I guess it could be allergies but I'm already on two allergy medicines...

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Fri, 03-20-2009 - 2:59pm
So I've been thinking about this more. What if you went the opposite extreme and took a day off from lifting?





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Registered: 03-15-2004
Fri, 03-20-2009 - 3:38pm
So you're suggesting just one day of lifting? Hmmm. I'll give that some thought. Although my days of hiking are numbered since it's really heating up here. Unfortunately, my schedule doesn't permit for morning hikes either.
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Fri, 03-20-2009 - 9:13pm

Mostly because you're feeling tired lately and I'm sure having more muscles for you won't make the difference. But maybe your body just needs a little break from all the high intensity stuff you do. Going to once a week, you'll still maintain what you have and won't have to make up grounds. It's kind of like driving a car at too high intensity for too long.











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Registered: 07-09-2008
Sat, 03-21-2009 - 12:11am

Could your allergy med(s) be making you tired?

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