Are cold-like symptoms fairly common? I feel like I may be overtraining myself by doing this schedule...
Day one- barbell leg workout (Squat, Straight-legged deadlifts)
Day two- dumbell chest/shoulders (Dips, Flyes, Shoulder presses, tricep extentions)
Day three dumbell back/biceps (Rows, Curls, Hammer curls, pull ups)
Day Four- Sprints in morning, exercise bike& bodyweight lunges in evening
Day Five- Bodyweight dips and 20 mins swimming
Day Six- More sprints, exercise bike&bodyweight pullups in evening
Day Seven-Off from everything
My whole idea is to get a workout in almost everyday but not do too much of anything. I was just kind of curious if overtraining was more common with too much weights or too much cardio. Also, is overtraining more common from just working out a specific body part too much, or just exercising too much in general? If its mostly do to say, training legs to many days in a week, it would be an easy switch if you know what I mean. Basically I am trying to shed some bodyfat, so I guess its also worthy to mention I am trying to limit myself to 1400-1700 calories a day. I don't know if that also helps contribute to overtraining.
I guess what I really want to know is overtraining simply working out too much, or do other factors like not eating enough/sleeping enough cause it? It seems like in the past I will get sick when I start doing too much exercise,regardless of how much I eat/sleep. I am assuming that is overtraining, so does it tend to be a result of lifting or running more? This is probably pointless because I am sure most will say it varies with everyone...but I would like to know because I think right now I am in early stages of overtraining cause I am feeling a little sick. The problem is I never know if its just me getting the cold or overtraining. I guess if overtraining is usually the result of lifting...I'll stick to just running/HIIT and is the other is true, than vice-versa.
Sorry If I rambled on...I just am trying to be as complete as I can...I always have too many questions. Anyone who actually takes the time to read through all of this and isn't too confused to answer...thanks!