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Old 09-22-2010, 01:24 PM   #1
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Is it a symptom of overtraining to start to see training as a chore and think to yourself ''I can't be arsed with this'' when you're getting ready to go training. Last time I was down the club I trained for two hours (its usually one) and Monday and tonight I just didn't have the drive (I've forced myself to go to the club when I've felt like this before, and trained shit). I've also gone back to college during this time, after a Summer of sitting on my ass (damn recession) so my sleeping habits are still being re-adjusted if that counts?
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Old 09-22-2010, 01:25 PM   #2
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Forgot to say I always go all out when I'm training, and I'm usually head to toe in sweat when it finishes. Always use the heaviest bags etc.
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Old 09-22-2010, 03:31 PM   #3
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It could be, but it could also just be a lack of motivation. Physical signs would be feeling sluggish, things like that.
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Old 09-22-2010, 03:42 PM   #4
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It's really hard to overtrain.
- Is your heart rate, blood pressure constantly higher than usual ?
- Can you sleep, do you wake up in the middle of the night?
- Do you sweat excessively when completely still ?

When fighter's say they overtrained they usually mean that they missed their peak and left it in the gym.
I think you are just a bit burned out mentally . Go running, lift some weights take a day off and than go back to the gym. If you do have these symptoms go to the doctor, he will probably draw some blood to check your hormone level...
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Old 09-22-2010, 07:19 PM   #5
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Physically I feel fine, its just mentally I seem to have all the symptoms. I'd say its most likely to do with college and my body getting used to the early mornings. Gonna take a little break and I should be fine next week. =]
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Old 09-22-2010, 11:14 PM   #6
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you should get a new trainer. if you training work outs are weak enough to make you want to over train than your workout needs to be adjusted.
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Old 09-23-2010, 11:00 AM   #7
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rest pause man....
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Old 09-23-2010, 11:32 AM   #8
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A good way to see if your body is suffering from over training is to use the Heikki Rusko method.

First thing in the morning lie down for 10 minutes and then take your resting heart rate as beats per minute. Then continue to take down your heart rate at intervals at 15, 90 and 120 seconds. A well rested athlete should show a consistent heart rate but if you show a big difference in the 120 second reading then your body has not fully recovered from the last training session.
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Old 09-23-2010, 12:47 PM   #9
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Is it a symptom of overtraining to start to see training as a chore and think to yourself ''I can't be arsed with this'' when you're getting ready to go training. Last time I was down the club I trained for two hours (its usually one) and Monday and tonight I just didn't have the drive (I've forced myself to go to the club when I've felt like this before, and trained shit). I've also gone back to college during this time, after a Summer of sitting on my ass (damn recession) so my sleeping habits are still being re-adjusted if that counts?
Training will seem like a chore quite often for many fighters but you just have to work through it if progression is truly a priority. Some guys are self-motivated gym rats and just love the process, others love the sport but aren't quite up for the daily grind mentally. I think we've already established which category you're in so...what's your goal? If you're OK pursuing boxing recreationally then continue doing so. If, however, you want to walk the serious path and really go for it, you'll need to take training more seriously and make it your priority...mental weakness will not do if you want to get better and fight at a higher level.
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I tend to stop when i see green spots on my arms.
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Old 09-23-2010, 06:38 PM   #11
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you should get a new trainer. if you training work outs are weak enough to make you want to over train than your workout needs to be adjusted.
Nope man the training sessions are actually pretty ****ing intense, just have that natural urge to give 100% as well so thats probaby burning me out. We do things like circuits ( including ones where we have to hold weights for a certain period of time), long distance jogs, lying flat on the floor and holding our legs up straight for a minute etc.
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It's really hard to overtrain.
- Is your heart rate, blood pressure constantly higher than usual ?
- Can you sleep, do you wake up in the middle of the night?
- Do you sweat excessively when completely still ?

When fighter's say they overtrained they usually mean that they missed their peak and left it in the gym.
I think you are just a bit burned out mentally . Go running, lift some weights take a day off and than go back to the gym. If you do have these symptoms go to the doctor, he will probably draw some blood to check your hormone level...
Everybody is different, some people can overtrain relatively easily.
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Old 09-23-2010, 07:04 PM   #13
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Training will seem like a chore quite often for many fighters but you just have to work through it if progression is truly a priority. Some guys are self-motivated gym rats and just love the process, others love the sport but aren't quite up for the daily grind mentally. I think we've already established which category you're in so...what's your goal? If you're OK pursuing boxing recreationally then continue doing so. If, however, you want to walk the serious path and really go for it, you'll need to take training more seriously and make it your priority...mental weakness will not do if you want to get better and fight at a higher level.
It's this sort of foolish 'macho' attitude that causes people to work too hard and burn out. If you understand anything at all about human physiology you know that you need to rest and listen to your body.
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It's this sort of foolish 'macho' attitude that causes people to work too hard and burn out. If you understand anything at all about human physiology you know that you need to rest and listen to your body.
Yes, but he's already admitted that the problem is mental, not physical. He's simply having trouble finding the motivation to train and this is quite common among athletes of any sport. Self-motivation, my friend, is what separates the wolves from the sheep...in sport and in life.
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I tend to stop when i see green spots on my arms.
Starting stages of turning into the hulk? why the hell would you stop?
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