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    Working out 6 times a week.

    For about 3 weeks I have been working out 6 times a week and rest on Sunday. What I've been doing is M-W is hypertrophy and T-S is Strength days. Is this ok? How many of you workout 6 times a week. And will I be overtraining?
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    Toooooo much lifting...Pick one of two-hypertrophy or strength...It's recommended you do strength for a few months first, then move on to hypertrophy (and then end with endurance if you want to look like a bodybuilder). I'm personally doing German Volume Training, which is 10x10's for size. However, the workout demands after a certain set time that I do strength for a few weeks just so my muscles don't get too adapted on hypertrophy, but remember, this is by weeks, not by days.
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    Overtraining is in the mind. You're 16. Your body heals incredibly fast. As long as you take 48 hours between working a muscle group you'll be fine.
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    Originally Posted by ryguy557 View Post
    Toooooo much lifting...Pick one of two-hypertrophy or strength...It's recommended you do strength for a few months first, then move on to hypertrophy (and then end with endurance if you want to look like a bodybuilder). I'm personally doing German Volume Training, which is 10x10's for size. However, the workout demands after a certain set time that I do strength for a few weeks just so my muscles don't get too adapted on hypertrophy, but remember, this is by weeks, not by days.
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    Originally Posted by Aestetiks View Post
    Overtraining is in the mind. You're 16. Your body heals incredibly fast. As long as you take 48 hours between working a muscle group you'll be fine.
    I worked my whole body 6 days a week and made gains.
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    Originally Posted by ryguy557 View Post
    I'm personally doing German Volume Training, which is 10x10's for size.
    HA.HA. HA.

    i remember when I thought GVT was a legit program
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    Originally Posted by RugbyBro View Post
    I worked my whole body 6 days a week and made gains.
    Ofcourse you'd make gains. You think working out is gonna make you weaker? Derp.
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    I do 7 days a week, it's all about adaptation. Once you get used to it you'll be seeing great gains.
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    Originally Posted by Aestetiks View Post
    Overtraining is in the mind. You're 16. Your body heals incredibly fast. As long as you take 48 hours between working a muscle group you'll be fine.
    no, be quiet.
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    Depends on your diet, if your working out 6 days a week with a huge calorie deficit then it's a no no
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    i do 3 days on, 1 off, repeat - hitting each muscle group every 4 days.

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    Originally Posted by Aestetiks View Post
    Ofcourse you'd make gains. You think working out is gonna make you weaker? Derp.
    Strength and aesthetically speaking.
    But your sarcasm is unneeded. I was on a cut and made constant gains.
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    ok but is it fine to do hypertrophy and strength?
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    Originally Posted by Billy417 View Post
    ok but is it fine to do hypertrophy and strength?
    You can do whatever you want.

    Compounds I did high weight 5 sets and 3-5 reps.
    Isos were 10-15 reps.
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    its very hard to overtrain brah, just eat over maintinence and you should be set, just maybe go with a strength based routine if your starting out and your lifts are low
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    Originally Posted by Aestetiks View Post
    Overtraining is in the mind. You're 16. Your body heals incredibly fast. As long as you take 48 hours between working a muscle group you'll be fine.
    Exactly what he said. I am 16 as well and workout 6 times a week resting on sundays and it works perfectly. The reason my body can take it is because I workout certain body parts each day allowing me to rest those body parts throughout the week. So maybe I'll do triceps and biceps on monday then do other stuff throughout the week then do triceps and biceps again on friday and by then those muscles will be healed and fresh to train again.
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    Originally Posted by johnwall2 View Post
    Exactly what he said. I am 16 as well and workout 6 times a week resting on sundays and it works perfectly. The reason my body can take it is because I workout certain body parts each day allowing me to rest those body parts throughout the week. So maybe I'll do triceps and biceps on monday then do other stuff throughout the week then do triceps and biceps again on friday and by then those muscles will be healed and fresh to train again.
    I worked out every muscle group directly or indirectly 6x/week
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    Originally Posted by Aestetiks View Post
    Ofcourse you'd make gains. You think working out is gonna make you weaker? Derp.
    he was replying to the other guy saying how you should rest your muscle group for atleast 48 hours, so it takes time to heal and get bigger.... but as the replyer stated that he worked out 6 days a week and having only 24 hour rest day
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    Well Jay Cutler said that as long you eat enough you can't/won't overtrain your body. Coming from him it is pretty easy for me to believe.
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