Weightlifting & Exercise/Overtraining?

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I was wondering what you would think of doing a workout like the crossfit workout of the day in the morning and a split bodybuilding type routine in the evening. Would this lead to overtraining? Because I want to look good but I don't want to have muscles that are only for show and lack in the function and performance department. So what is your opinion on this.

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Hello Tony

The problem begins with weightlifting when you train continually day after day. Your body has to be allowed rest to recover. If no rest, your muscles do not get any bigger or stronger.

So if you did crossfit in the morning, and bodybuilding in the evening, that iw fine. As long as you have 1 or more days of actual rest from any weightlifting. Do aerobics on your non-lifting days.

Hope this helps. Good lifting.

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Ask this! - Why do all the self-help books, the exercise books, the weightlifting books, and the weight-lifting magazines - are written by (mostly) guys who are in fantastic (photo enhanced) physical shape who are in their 20's and 30's in age, telling all of us how "we" can look like them, if ONLY we forget we have jobs, families, many physical limitations, daily life responsibilities, and especially NO TIME to go to the gym every day, only by the time they reach age 40-50, or older, we never see, or hear from them - ever again?

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OK, now I am 62-YEARS-OLD. Retired at age 60! I have been lifting weights for 28 years. I have learned 'first-hand' which exercises work, which do not. Exercises that you do NOT need to attend a gym to achieve, exercises that you will use very minimal equipment, and exercises for people with limitations such as sickness, age, and/or injuries. I can especially tell you which exercise machine you see in magazines or on tv; REALLY work. I have tried most everything myself.

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