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Old 04-25-2012, 10:38 AM   #11
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Re: Feeling weak.

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Plenty of professional athletes train 3+ hours a day. However, they eat a lot more than the OP appears to, and they have coaches planning their workouts for them.

Katherine

Not only that Catherine, but elite athletes have more developed recovery and neurological systems. Work capacity is built up over a long period of time training at a high level.

For the average joe, 2+ hours is way overkill.

Also for the OP, metcons aren't necessarily the best thing for appearance and aesthetics. I looked better when I lifted heavy, ate like a bodybuilder, and sprinted twice a week.

I noticed a decline in musculature and definition when I started crossfit. But that was remedied as Eric said, by focusing on strength and adding some conditioning a few times a week
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Old 04-25-2012, 10:48 AM   #12
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Not only that Catherine, but elite athletes have more developed recovery and neurological systems. Work capacity is built up over a long period of time training at a high level.

For the average joe, 2+ hours is way overkill.
I totally agree. As I think I said upthread. While it's certainly possible to train like the OP does, he needs to be eating a LOT more, and probably needs to put a lot more thought into his programming.

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Old 04-29-2012, 02:18 PM   #13
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Re: Feeling weak.

Example day...
Morning 6:30
Brocolli
Turkey Sausage + Eggs
3-4 Tblespn of Peanut Butter

High school for 3 hours then come home and eat at 10:45

Lunch
Deli Sandwhich
Brocolli
4-5 Tblespn of Peanut Butter
Whey Protein 25g

Then to school to lift.
Daily Warm-up
10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1
Pull-ups
run 200m

1 selected lift(bench, squat, clean, snatch) for low reps heavy weight

Workout
WOD + "selected girl workout"

Take a 10-15min break.

Then, i do metcons in couplets. Normally 3 different couplets for sets. Sometimes I'll work in triplets. I just don't like doing just 1 lift for sets... I just speed and change.

Typically, 2 mile run to finish everything up.

40g Whey Protein

Dinner
Two Chicken Breast
Brocolli
Casein Protein
4-5 Tblespwns Peanut Butter

I snack on Peanut Butter all day long as being young i don't have to worry bout the fat to much.

This is just an Example... What I can eat is limited because I'm 17 and my dad is complicated with what i can eat... I don't have a stove either to cook on.
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Old 04-29-2012, 02:21 PM   #14
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Re: Feeling weak.

I didn't just start working out... I started three years ago with wrestling and I have worked my way up to being able to handle this load. My upper body days push 3-3/12 hours and lower is about an hour shorter. I think a lot about the programming that I write. Each lift i do have a specific purpose and I understand what works what and so on.
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Old 04-29-2012, 02:24 PM   #15
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Yeah you are right but part of their training is also always "skill training". Not many people train 3+ hours strength or endurance per day...
I don't always do the same thing every day... Actually I never had duplicated a workout or couplet... I spent 3 1/2 hours the other day trying to just get a muscle-up.
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Old 04-29-2012, 02:56 PM   #16
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Re: Feeling weak.

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I didn't just start working out... I started three years ago with wrestling and I have worked my way up to being able to handle this load. My upper body days push 3-3/12 hours and lower is about an hour shorter. I think a lot about the programming that I write. Each lift i do have a specific purpose and I understand what works what and so on.
Your body sure seems to be disagreeing with you right now.

Seriously, there is no benefit to 3.5 hours of training per day. I still say you don't really know what you're doing with your programming based on the fact that you're trying to throw together 2 or 3 very divergent programs. Just because you think about it a lot doesn't mean it's good.
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Old 04-29-2012, 03:35 PM   #17
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Re: Feeling weak.

12 TBSP of peanut butter sounds like a lot. You don't eat much fruit. I'd just follow a proven program and stick with it. 2-3 hours of working out is crazy.
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Old 04-29-2012, 05:24 PM   #18
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Re: Feeling weak.

I am training for more than one goal... So i mix crossfit, strength training, and weightlifting into one program. I don't agree with everything with crossfit, but it is awesome.
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Old 04-29-2012, 05:31 PM   #19
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I go strong for that amount of time... In 3 weeks of it I have only gained weight slowly not lost it... 2-3 pounds is all... If I was getting headaches and stomach aches and wasn't recovering well then I would slow it down. Working out is my peaceful place and my get away.
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Old 04-29-2012, 06:11 PM   #20
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Re: Feeling weak.

What if you were oh, I don't know, constantly feeling weak and losing muscle mass and definition as a result of your training?

I know it's a crazy hypothetical, but would that cause you to reevaluate the way you're going about things?
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