I have been following the below mentioned regime since June
Upper Body (A) - Dumbbell Shoulder press, Incline Push ups, Barbell rows
Lower body (B) - Goblet squat, Barbell deadlift, dumbbell lunges Rest (X)
ABXABX, 10 reps and 3 sets for each lift
I also used to do elbow planks, side plank and wrist curls (for wrist pain pain due to hypermobility).
Since mid-July, I have stopped doing planks and my workout is like ABXABXX with wrist curls on upper body day.
As a beginner who has hypermobile joints, I am lifting less weights and going very slow with progressions. I start each workout session with a bit a mobility work followed by 3 warm up sets, then 3 working sets, with 3-5 minutes of relevant stretches at the end.
For not being able to complete reps, I had been doing shoulder presses to failure until a few days back when I got to know that as a beginner, I should avoid training to failure.
I sleep for 6-8 hours at night.
I have been reaping the benefits of lifting like better pain management for joints, increased weight, increased appetite. However, I have one major point of concern. I have a hormonal disorder that apparently gets aggravated due to mental or excess physical stress. And my symptoms are all over the place within a few days since I started lifting.
I have started feeling anxious (and racing thoughts) without much reasons. My immunity is also off the place.
I also get bruxism (teeth grinding) due to excess physical/mental stress - that has also come into picture now.
Looking back, I somehow reach at lifting weights as a possible cause, although I'm not sure of it. I have tried taking 5-7 days off about 2-3 times but to no effect.
Before I pay a visit to a doctor, I want to rule out overtraining.
Could my workout schedule be possibly too much for a beginner in strength training?