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overtrained or something else

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created February 25, 2013 at 10:21 PM

I train 6 to 7 days a week.for about an hour and a half to two hours. A hour is boxing training which is bag work, jump rope etc. The other 40 minutes to hour is running or a higher intensity cardio for 20 minutes then a weight circuit. My energy for workouts will randomly drop but then the following day I am 100%. I eat a low carb low fodmap diet do to IBS. Lately though I have becomes fatigued throughout the day and have been dealing with low mood and worsening constipation. I am curoos if I am going to hard? My heart rate during training has been up and down but not by a significant amount.

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on February 27, 2013
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I sleep about 8 to 10 hours. But it is never a constant sleep I am always waking up to pee even if I cut liquid before bed. I have not had very deep sleep for a long time. But this has always been the case even before training.

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on February 25, 2013
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It's 1 and a half to 2 hours daily. So totalling 14 hours a week and it is all fairly high intensity. I would up my carb intake but when I do I always feel sick and fatigued the following day and have a pain in my lower right abdomen.

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on February 25, 2013
at 10:37 PM

I think you're in an overreached state. But a bit hard to say based on your information. Just to clarify ... do you train 1-2h each day or is this for the whole week? If it's all high intensity, it could be that your carbohydrate intake is just too low. If the issue is related to the workout type/schedule and you really want to dig deeper instead of just finding a quick fix, I would highly recommend that you get a decent heart rate variability monitoring device/app. I have used HRV for over a year now and see blatant correlations whereas before that I would just 'override' any signs my body would give me and train no matter what. I use Joel Jamison's BioForce HRV system, but you can get free or very cheap HRV apps as well.

07fdf585fd53d6752350295241ca2cbc

(45)

on February 25, 2013
at 10:55 PM

It's 1 and a half to 2 hours daily. So totalling 14 hours a week and it is all fairly high intensity. I would up my carb intake but when I do I always feel sick and fatigued the following day and have a pain in my lower right abdomen.

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on February 26, 2013
at 07:11 AM

Are you sleeping well and enough? My first thought was to raise the carb intake too, but after reading your response, I won't say that.

My 2nd thought is that you may be over exercising (stress). Let us know if you find out what it is! I'm curious

07fdf585fd53d6752350295241ca2cbc

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on February 27, 2013
at 03:55 AM

I sleep about 8 to 10 hours. But it is never a constant sleep I am always waking up to pee even if I cut liquid before bed. I have not had very deep sleep for a long time. But this has always been the case even before training.

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on February 26, 2013
at 01:11 AM

Good for you for working that hard but that is a lot of working out for anyone but especially on a low carb diet. I think you're burning your candle at both ends - one end being low carb and the other being over training. That much stress is bound to impact you body in many ways.

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