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Old 01-19-2009, 09:09 AM   #1
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overtraining

so i think i have been over training for a few months now, i am tired all the time have trouble sleeping and loss of appetite. i have been working out for 4 to 6 hours a day. eating a paleo diet. i havent taken a day off in 10 days and now i am sick any input is welcome.
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Old 01-19-2009, 09:11 AM   #2
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Re: overtraining

"i have been working out for 4 to 6 hours a day" Seriously? What on earth for?

Umm, take time off. Rest days are just as important as training days.
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Old 01-19-2009, 09:13 AM   #3
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Re: overtraining

If your doing crossfit...how on earth could you be working out for that many hours a day?
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Old 01-19-2009, 09:14 AM   #4
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Re: overtraining

i am getting ready for NSO/NSW school. and wanted to see how far i could push myself. i got caught up in the training regime and just tried to push way to far i guess. crossfit is just part of what i do, i swim and run alot along with alot of body weight stuff i break it up into 3 sessions a day.
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Old 01-19-2009, 09:14 AM   #5
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Re: overtraining

how do you even have that much time?ArE YOu a pro athlete?

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Old 01-19-2009, 09:16 AM   #6
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Re: overtraining

might as well be, i was a Martial arts instructor and am getting ready for navy spec ops school.
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Old 01-19-2009, 09:18 AM   #7
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The best way to overcome overtraining if really can't rest (I see from your other posts that you are military?) is to eat. And eat a lot. You may need to add some carbs back in, some of us just do, especially with the amount of training you do. Either carbs or fat, but with 4-6 hours of training, you need some serious Michael Phelps calories. If you remember from his interviews, he just ate whatever he could come across, close to 10,000 calories a day, omelettes, white bread, chinese food, fast food, small children, etc.

I don't know that strict paleo is necessarily appropriate for your kind of performance demands.
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Old 01-19-2009, 09:24 AM   #8
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thanks for the advice. yea i leave for military on Thursday.
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Old 01-19-2009, 09:27 AM   #9
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BTW, for Crossfitters who just do the main page WOD, they are most likely only working out 5 hours a week in addition to an active lifestyle. So, we still need to watch the calories to keep the fat at bay.

You are working out an average of 35 hours a week in addition to what sounds like an active lifestyle.

Big caloric difference there. That's why I think strict paleo may not be the best choice for you unless you can really increase your calories. But its hard to get that hungry or consume THAT many calories on paleo in my experience unless you start eating nuts by the fistful.
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Old 01-19-2009, 09:35 AM   #10
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that makes sense, yea i probably need to stuff in alot of calories and carbs. and take a few days off.
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