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PHP developer, JavaScript monkey and rock music junkie.

I enjoy helping those who have a passion for understanding. I also have a Marshall amp for a programming chair.

I seem to only ask the advanced questions...

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revised How do I know if I'm training too hard?
Added in a point I forgot to mention
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revised How do I know if I'm training too hard?
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Oct
24
comment How do I know if I'm training too hard?
Excellent answer Adam, thank you so much for this! After reading it, I feel like I'm starting to make the transition from beginner to intermediate gym-guy now, and things like properly watching diet, sleep, etc. are starting to become very important. I like what you said about not going to failure, and after lightening the weights a bit, and drinking a low GI carb drink during training, I almost feel like a new man! Some great insights here... +1
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comment How do I know if I'm training too hard?
Thank you for this Mehrad - you're quite right, without specific details on diet this question is made more challenging to answer. I suspect my diet isn't the best, and I would need help (better asked in another question!), and I appreciate the help so much! This has been bugging me for a while now. I wish I could mark all answers as correct as for the purpose of this question I was purely seeking solid advice and help...next step, better diet and better sleeping habits! +1
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comment How do I know if I'm training too hard?
Thanks again Kate...some valuable insights and continued help, plus first to answer :)
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revised How do I know if I'm training too hard?
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Oct
17
comment How do I know if I'm training too hard?
Thank you for the insight Kate...and in terms of the tiredness, do you have any experience or suggestions? What I mean is, is that possibly a side-effect of harsh training?
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comment How do I know if I'm training too hard?
Interesting @MichalR.Przybylek, think I'll give breathing better and eating honey post-workout a try...I think, ultimately, I just want to gauge my approach before I tried something (possibly) unnecessary like going to the doc for blood tests O__o
Oct
17
comment How do I know if I'm training too hard?
My sleep could be better - although I'm getting around 6-8 hours a night, it's pretty irregular on start-times. Water, yes, I'm rarely dehydrated and I drink constantly while I'm at gym.
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