Day 17 after Biggest Loser Malibu

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  1. You can absolutely overtrain. The fact that you are tired is your body telling you to take a break. I would suggest 2 days on, one day off… or 5 days on with two days off. When I was a gym rat, whenever I found myself yawning between sets even after being warmed up.. it was a sign that I needed rest.
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  2. I would like to start this comment by saying, I don’t know shit about shit when it comes to the physiology of exercise (not my area of expertise)…
    But yes… I think you need a break. Like 2, 3, maybe 4 days OFF… the amount of exercise you are doing is monstrous. I know that an “all or nothing” mentality is a blessing and a curse, but what if you worked out for an hour a day? What if you didn’t work out for a few? what if you let your muscles and bones rest and repair? Would it be impossible to jump back in? If not, I say take a rest… I’m sure there is a psychological motivation factor (not seeing more changes on the scale is depressing when a person is putting as much into it as you are) but there is obviously a physical exhaustion factor too.
    If with all this activity, if you are not losing a little wt every day (there very well might be a metabolic issue) but there might also be that “your body is trying to save itself from ruin” thing… Like, your body thinks you’ve been put into a work camp and is holding on to calories and starting to say, “NO” to the exercise. As a means of survival – in an evolutionary sense: “I WILL NOT DISAPPEAR” may be your body’s current biological stand (your body doesn’t know about “healthy BMI”)
    What is the harm of resting… really resting your body for 1/2 a week or (god forbid) a week??? You may be surprised and continue the same trajectory of wt loss while you do this… You may be surprised at how you are able to ramp it up when you go back to the gym
    If I were your personal life coach, I’d tell you it is time to practice a bit of moderation. Keep your calorie count in check and do none (or very little, or a “rational amount”) or exercise for at least a few days and see how you feel.
    I am convinced that you are building incredible amounts of muscle and your fluid status must be effecting your weigh ins from day to day…
    In the videos, you LOOK very different to me from when I saw you last, so the numbers are somehow not capturing that aspect.
    Listen to your body… take a rest- you are not training for the Olympics, you are trying to figure out how to live the rest of your (hopefully, very long) life. If I got a vote, I would say, SIT! Sit where you are- at this weight and level of fitness, for five minutes (or a week) and then you will be more ready to move on to the next level.

  3. Muscles need rest to grow. Take a day off of training, or get some extra extra sleep in. You are a beast as always man. Definitely motivating my comeback from slackerdom. I will be in DC from the 19th through the 22nd. Just bought the plane ticket and rental car. I am staying in Greenbelt with my friend. We should catch up or workout while I am there. Maybe both?

  4. I know even less shit about shit than Tracy but I can tell you I am pissed that I have rested so much. I was nearly in tears with the foot pain every time I stood up and knew I needed to rest them but after a week off, I feel like I lost cardio stamina. SHIT! SHIT! SHIT!
    The good news is my feet are sooo much better that I know I can now go on vacation to Arizona and hike/walk/run and enjoy it.
    So my uneducated advise is take 2-3 days rest and really sleep. If you need more rest than that, fine, but add back some light cardio (the dog still needs to walk) to keep your stamina at a constant level.
    Feel how frustrating this must be for you. I would be pissed beyond words.
    Also, consider losing that baggy t-shirt. You will then be able to see your body changes more readily in videos. Don’t worry so much what you look like to other people with a form-fitting shirt while you work out. Your drive and determination pushes all those skinny bitches to work harder!

  5. Tracy,
    You have given me quite a bit to think about, my trainer told me the same thing, he told me the way I’m training, it’s like I’m training for an event like a competition, I guess I have to realize I’m in a marathon and I’ve only gone about 5 miles, and sprinting now would just be dumb.

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