Superrrrrb! Article. After searching too many websites and spending too much time, finally I have got the accurate answer. I’m a natural bodybuilder and I have been lifting heavy weights and training to failure since long time. I have been suffering from depression, low motivation, appetite changes, water retention, fatigue, insomnia etc. I was following advice of bullshit MFs ” overtraining doesn’t exist” but you proved that muscle has nothing to do with overtraining, it’s a central nervous system which demolish after intense workout. I don’t understand how power lifters and heavy weight lifters bear such a shocking training, might be answer is ” steroids”. Since started lifting moderate heavy weight and avoid to train to failure I’m feeling great, much much better than my past. I’m recovering faster, sleeping well, no fatigue and no depression at all. Thank so much for great article.
So how do you know if you are overtraining. Well we have the symptoms above but here are some rules of thumb. If you are lifting weights more than 10 hours a week, you are most likely overtraining. If you are lifting weights more than 6 hours a week, you might be overtraining. To find out if you are, try cutting your weekly workout time in half for two months and compare the gains, if you do make more gains with less working out then you were overtraining. The easiest way is to use a standard workout plan rather than inventing your own, the free custom workout plan generator on my website will help make an optimal workout plan for your specific goals.
#1) Shave dry. No cream and no water. It’s easier and you cut yourself less this way. #2) Shave with the grain. Mine grows in two directions so I shave part in downward strokes and part in upward strokes. Takes about 5 minutes total. In re: armpits, mine are hairy like a monkey and I shave them about once every 3 months with hair clippers. I have found when I shave them I don’t need deodorant. Does it make a difference? If you’re a bodybuilder, yes. If normal joe no, but mine are so unbelievable hairy I’ll always at least trim them.