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2/14/13 7:16 P

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Speaking of P90x, I would like to mention that Beachbody states if you are not at a high level of fitness, to do the P90 system first (P90 is a precursor to P90x).

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10/10/12 11:08 A

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That's right, NEOMATTLAC, it's all a progression. And don't worry, there's plenty of benefit from lifting a bar w/o weight on it--read up some of the SparkPeople articles on light weights vs. heavy weights. You'll be encouraged.

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10/10/12 1:26 A

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Sorry for the late reply.
I've been trying to mix pushing myself and holding back.
More endurance than... I guess intensity is the word I'm looking for.
I feel bad that when I use the barbell, I have to do it without any weights on it.
I guess that if I do it consistently, I'd get up to a decent weight soon enough.

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9/30/12 9:13 P

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@ NEO, Im in agreement w/ everyone here. Hope the rest rejuvs you and gets you back on track. Also make sure that you are hydrating and getting proper nutrition. Sometimes when we get started on a new prog, we get a lil too gung ho and over do it. I know in the past I tried to increase exercise and lower calories, and almost ended up in the ER.

Ive decided that at 49 I can no longer do a daily workout. I was recently doing a Push up Challenge where I was doing as many pushups as poss ea day. After a few weeks I started falling behind, and even aggravated an old shoulder injury. I am pissed at myself because I knew better. I noticed a similar issue when doing the P90X prog.. Im trying that again, but now Im taking a rest day every third day.

Keep us informed and Good Luck.



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9/30/12 10:40 A

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9/30/12 12:41 A

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I've taken a few days off. I'll go back to my workouts on Monday.

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9/29/12 12:55 P

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And I hope to hear from you again later as you sort through this. I'm interested if the over-training is the culprit here.

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9/28/12 1:37 P

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I'm with the guys here. I'm guessing you are overdoing it.

I just finished a personal challenge to run every single day of Summer. By the end, my average pace was slower and the effort to do the same miles was much greater.

I ran myself right into pain and near-injury. I won't make that mistake again.

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9/26/12 1:07 P

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Yeah, I didn't realize you were doing it everyday. That could be very tiring on your joints as well. Even with cardio, you're applying force to your muscles which just like weight lifting, break them down. The way muscles get stronger is that they repair themselves during that rest day by using the proteins in our body. The muscles therefore get bigger and less torn. Then you exercise the next day and break them down again. And repeat the process.

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Here's a video on over training that was given to us to watch over the last BLC challenge (15) you're in with me this season (16), You may find it helpful. :-)

You're literally running yourself ragged :-P

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9/25/12 10:27 P

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Could you be overdoing it? All the advice I've seen on working out is that you need to give muscle sets a rest between workout sessions, so alternating day-by-day between strength training and cardio is important, and a full day off once a week . . .

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9/25/12 4:48 P

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When I started working out, I could do 35 minutes on the stationary bike, no problem. Now, 3 weeks later, I'm struggling through even 10 minutes.
Cardio is usually my forte, but lately it seems I've been struggling at every thing, except upper body strength, which used to be my weak area.
Why does it seem that I'm getting weaker? I have been working out almost every day for the past 3 weeks.

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