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By: WorldofTest Date added: 3 months ago
48 yr old, long history of lifting, I just got a home gym and find myself working out more often than pre-COVID days. Doing a lot more reps and sets and I am still using decent weights for my age. I normally cruise on trt of 200mgs test cyp a week but do regular blasts of various compounds from test deca EQ and a little tren to keep it interesting. My question is, given my age and chemical inputs, how likely is overtraining on blast doing 250 to 400 total reps throughout the day? Haven't been taking a lot of days off since I work from home and not a lot to do due to COVID? I was working out 5 days a week doing 25 sets of 10 with solid poundages on blast and cruise. How likely is overtraining?
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I'm sorry man, but you're asking us an impossible question.  None of us know your body to be able to answer your question.  Regardless of age, compounds, and diet, you can always end up overtraining.  When I was younger I thought as long I eat enough, I can't overtrain.  I was way off on that and when I dialed back training to 4 days a week, I blew up.  Your results and how you feel will mainly tell you whether you're overtraining or not.  Here's a couple questions to ask to answer your question.  Are you growing muscle(scale and mirror)?  Are you continuing to be able to progress your lifts and get stronger?  Feeling any fatigue?  Trouble sleeping or trouble with appetite?  Those questions should help you answer your question.  I know I highly recommend multiple rest days a week because of how much progress I make when I cut back on training.  Motivation might be high, but high volume can work against you.  Everyone is very different though, so try multiple methods and find what works best for you.  Good luck man!
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I doubt it. Hard to do unless weights go down. I was told I was overtraining in hs and college. But I broke all their weightlifting records so how do you explain that. Overtraining is damn near impossible.
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Overtraining is very difficult but possible, but you'll know when you get there when you start getting weaker workout to workout instead of stronger. How likely is it to happen? For most people not very likely, most don't train anywhere near as much as they truly could. But of course there is diminishing returns and just because you could train more doesn't mean you necessarily should because that extra work might only make you more tired without giving you more gains. If you feel good and you're making progress you're not overtrained, you can try pushing a little bit harder to see what happens, if you don't see any more gains from it dial it back again, it's not rocket science. Also total reps is kind of meaningless, a more useful way to quantify training volume is just the number of work sets (ie warm ups don't count). If you just do say 5 sets of 50 bodyweight squats that's 250 reps and you could do it every day and it won't overtrain you, but if you load the bar with 90% of your max squat and do 10 singles every day I bet you won't get to the end of the first week and that's only 10 reps a day.
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Ask a construction worked that does heavy labour 10 hours a day 5 to 6 days  a week all is life if he is overtraining. I don't believe in overtraining. If you feel tired and weak just take some days off to recharge.
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Given enough time, your body will acclimate to whatever stress you put it under.
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