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7/29/18 1:08 A

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Yes. There is a risk of ongoing injury. Glenn

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6/24/18 2:02 A

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I'm just getting started again. Glenn

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7/12/17 7:06 P

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Not sure. I know you can golf too much!

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Plantar slowly healing. Light numbness still around. The shoe inserts are really helping.

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1/28/12 11:29 A

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Yes, you can exercise too much; but how much is "too much" varies by individual and over time for a specific individual.

I had some time off at the end of December, and I loved having the time to run. Unfortunately, I overdid it and ended up with a strained left thigh. I've spent most of January running less than I did before the time off in December, waiting for the thigh to get better.

The loss of energy that was cited in the original post sounds like a classic overtraining symptom. There are two possible causes: Either eating too little for the amount of work done (not enough carbs and/or not enough protein), or simply attempting too much for the body's current level of conditioning. In either case, the fatigue is a warning signal to back off and re-evaluate what needs to be done.


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1/27/12 12:35 P

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Thanks for the suggestions and input. I recently retired and this is the first time in my life I don't have an excuse to get out of exercise. It sounds like I need to vary my routine to let some of the muscle groups recover between workouts, especially since many of those groups have had years off.

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1/26/12 9:10 A

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MRBIGGUY2YOU, it may be that you are using the same muscles too much on a daily basis. If I am reading your program correctly, you are doing cardio 6-7 times a week, and everything I have read is that is too much. My suggestion is on your "off" days from cardio, concentrate on just strength training (a 10 minute warm up on the treadmill is ok, but don't overdo it!) and do give yourself a break during the week. Maybe try working in some yoga or tai chi on those days, or just take a nice walk.

Here is my current program, always subject to some tweaking:

Monday: 1st thing in the AM: 20 minutes of yoga, 10 minute walk with the dogs. The at lunch: 10 minute warm-up, 30 minutes of strength training
Tuesday: 1st thing in the AM: 20 minutes of tai chi, 10 minute walk with the dogs. The at lunch: 40 minutes of cardio, league bowling in the evening
Wednesday: Same as Monday
Thursday: This is my wild card day. Do my 20 minutes of yoga and 10 minute walk with the dogs, then at lunch I am going to the bowling alley to get some practice in. I know there are folks out there that look down their noses at bowling and don't think of it as much exercise, but I am a competitive bowler who puts a lot of effort into it. AND...one of my fellow SP bowlers just mentioned their daughter did a paper on bowling and over 3 games, you do walk the equivalent of a mile! On other Thursdays I may go swimming, and once it starts getting warm outside, a power walk might be in order.
Friday: First thing in the AM: 20 minutes of tai chi, followed by 10 minute walk with the dogs, then 40 minutes of cardio at lunch.
Saturday / Sunday: At least one of these days I will go to the gym -- either cardio or swimming. I usually don't do any AM yoga or tai chi, but of course the dogs insist they get their 10 minute walk in!

The important thing is to listen to your body!

Good luck!

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1/26/12 9:10 A

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you can exercise to much if you are having pains after. As for the lose of energy, its possable that you arent getting enough protien as well as we all have those slumps. A few weeks ago I went almost a week and just didnt seem to have that energy. I think mine was because of the rain

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1/26/12 8:41 A

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Maybe it's a guy thing, but once I started working out and losing weight.. I felt like I have to do something everyday. Recently I had a bout with a stomach virus which made me stop for about 3 days. I wasn't eating much while I had the virus.. so I wasn't concerned about weight gain.

Interesting to note that after those 3 days, my always sore leg muscles weren't sore and I actually felt pretty good getting back into exercising. So maybe this was my body's way of saying.. "Take a rest" I think it's good to do that.. but you may want to adjust your caloric intake slightly to adjust for the decreased activity.

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1/26/12 8:29 A

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I started working out at the end of last year ( stationary bike 30 minutes 4-5 times a week) Two weeks ago I started 60 minutes of aerobic exercise 3 days a week and a warm up then circuit training then 30 minutes of aerobics on the opposite days. I found yesterday, my whole body felt fatigued, I went through the exercises, but not with my usual energy. I am 58, maybe I am trying to push to hard, I'm taking a day off today an give the muscles a rest. Ant thoughts on the subject.

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