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Old 09-15-2009, 03:30 PM   #1
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overtraining/not enough something...

First off I was not sure where exactly to ask this so here it goes. Little background so you know where I am coming from: About 2 years ago I started CrossFit'n before joining the Marine Corps about a year ago. Before the Marine Corps, I was doing 3 on 1 off and I was good (making PR's all the time, strict nutrition, low bf%, good recovery, etc..). Now after my boot camp and mct training (where I couldn't even pt on my own) I am back at it again, only I have made the switch to more Oly/heavy/mass gain lifting. Now I'm still making strength gains but very very slow gaining mass/size. The reason I think I may be overtraining and not being able to gain mass how I would like to is do to my schedule which is 0600 pt (all cardio, running, bodyweight metcon type stuff) then I follow a 3 on 1 off 2 on 1 off oly/heavy lifting schedule in the afternoons. I eat about 85% paleo with added oatmeal, cheese, cottage cheese (nothing too crazy) and supplement with a good protein powder and creatine mono. Plenty of fluids, atleast 8 hours a night, etc.. Sometimes I feel like it takes to long to recover.

Thought about maybe going to a 2 on 1 off schedule or every other day. Any suggestions? Sorry for the long post.
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Old 09-15-2009, 04:17 PM   #2
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Re: overtraining/not enough something...

Yep reduce volume.

Since you have to do PT you'll have to reduce your strength volume unfortunately. It would be better for you to lift heavy probably 3-4 times a week at most.

2/1 is probably too much unless it's low volume.
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Old 09-15-2009, 04:24 PM   #3
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Re: overtraining/not enough something...

Thats what I was thinking. I leave the schoolhouse in a month and where I'm suppose to go next only pt's MWF. Maybe then I can do some more but for now I think I'm going to try every other day. I like heavy stuff.
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