I've been searching the threads and post regarding overtraining. I am a beginner to lifting and did my first day on my chest yesterday.
According to most of the threads I've read when it comes to overtraining your body will tell you when you've hit that point with symptoms like a cold, or feeling run down, extended recovery time etc.
Yesterday, I did the following
Incline chest press
All were 15, 8, 8, max reps, increasing weight on the last set which brought me to failure around 5-6 reps.
It did hurt, but that's the point right?
My partner has been training for a while but he has never had his nutrition right so he hasn't really ever made it to where he wants to be, my nutrition is spot on to the dot, I hit all my macros and ensure I am at the right caloric intake.
We are currently in the midst of a heated debate, he is saying based on yesterdays routine I am overtraining for a beginner, I've tried explaining that my body will tell me if I'm overtraining but he won't have a bar of it.
Just wanting your opinion, do you guys think it was too much for a beginner? Is there anyway to tell just by looking at a routine, or should I continue and wait for my body to tell me it's too much?
Thread: Overtraining for beginner