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Posted: 4/18/2016 4:17:21 AM EDT
Just wondering if anyone has been in this situation before?

Basically for no certain reason I can think of, I have just flat out failed at the gym lately. I have been going 3x a week, nearly every week, for 1.5 yrs. About a month ago I had a super busy weekend planned, and was feeling beat up anyway (due for a deload), so I took a week off. Came back the next week and was feeling exhausted. Have been eating the same food, no difference in sleep that I know of, no injuries, etc. The only thing I can think of is that work is draining me. 80-100hrs OT/month, currently required to work every other weekend, lots of problems to deal with while there. When I say failing at the gym, normally I'd squat something like 135x5 (5), 190x5 (3), 225x5 (1). I haven't even been attempting the last set, and that is even if i can finish 3 sets of 190.

I have lost some weight but that was planned, went from 210 last year, currently 185-190. Just recently started running again, I ran 2 miles tonight, so I do have some energy left. But this was also my weekend off, so I got to do yardwork instead of real work. A couple nights ago I was very tired after 12hrs at work, I came home and slept 9 hours. When I woke up, I felt like I had been beat with a ball bat. I rarely get that much sleep(usually 6 or 7), I'd try to get more but its nearly impossible to get over 9 hours.

TL,DR notes- Can't lift heavy anymore, feeling beat up, not sure why
Link Posted: 4/18/2016 4:59:59 AM EDT
Originally Posted By JoshD:
Just wondering if anyone has been in this situation before?

Basically for no certain reason I can think of, I have just flat out failed at the gym lately. I have been going 3x a week, nearly every week, for 1.5 yrs. About a month ago I had a super busy weekend planned, and was feeling beat up anyway (due for a deload), so I took a week off. Came back the next week and was feeling exhausted. Have been eating the same food, no difference in sleep that I know of, no injuries, etc. The only thing I can think of is that work is draining me. 80-100hrs OT/month, currently required to work every other weekend, lots of problems to deal with while there. When I say failing at the gym, normally I'd squat something like 135x5 (5), 190x5 (3), 225x5 (1). I haven't even been attempting the last set, and that is even if i can finish 3 sets of 190.

I have lost some weight but that was planned, went from 210 last year, currently 185-190. Just recently started running again, I ran 2 miles tonight, so I do have some energy left. But this was also my weekend off, so I got to do yardwork instead of real work. A couple nights ago I was very tired after 12hrs at work, I came home and slept 9 hours. When I woke up, I felt like I had been beat with a ball bat. I rarely get that much sleep(usually 6 or 7), I'd try to get more but its nearly impossible to get over 9 hours.

TL,DR notes- Can't lift heavy anymore, feeling beat up, not sure why
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How old are you? Had blood work done recently?

You may want to think about it.

Maybe the OT is to much.


Link Posted: 4/18/2016 5:58:45 PM EDT
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How old are you? Had blood work done recently?

You may want to think about it.

Maybe the OT is to much.


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Originally Posted By WHITE_WOLFE:
Originally Posted By JoshD:
Just wondering if anyone has been in this situation before?

Basically for no certain reason I can think of, I have just flat out failed at the gym lately. I have been going 3x a week, nearly every week, for 1.5 yrs. About a month ago I had a super busy weekend planned, and was feeling beat up anyway (due for a deload), so I took a week off. Came back the next week and was feeling exhausted. Have been eating the same food, no difference in sleep that I know of, no injuries, etc. The only thing I can think of is that work is draining me. 80-100hrs OT/month, currently required to work every other weekend, lots of problems to deal with while there. When I say failing at the gym, normally I'd squat something like 135x5 (5), 190x5 (3), 225x5 (1). I haven't even been attempting the last set, and that is even if i can finish 3 sets of 190.

I have lost some weight but that was planned, went from 210 last year, currently 185-190. Just recently started running again, I ran 2 miles tonight, so I do have some energy left. But this was also my weekend off, so I got to do yardwork instead of real work. A couple nights ago I was very tired after 12hrs at work, I came home and slept 9 hours. When I woke up, I felt like I had been beat with a ball bat. I rarely get that much sleep(usually 6 or 7), I'd try to get more but its nearly impossible to get over 9 hours.

TL,DR notes- Can't lift heavy anymore, feeling beat up, not sure why


How old are you? Had blood work done recently?

You may want to think about it.

Maybe the OT is to much.





Good point, how old and have you checked your T levels? Sounds like low T could be it.

You can check your T levels on your own for about 56 bucks, no doc needed.

http://www.privatemdlabs.com/lp/Female_Hormone_Testing.php

Yes it is the female hormone panel, but when you check out and put that you are a male it will change the references to the male.

Google privatemdlabs coupon code and you will find 15% off.

Pay online, no doc needed, and they email you the results in about 24-36 hours.

Easy.
Link Posted: 4/18/2016 7:18:42 PM EDT
I wish that female test ran free T as well. Total, free, and E for $56. That would be nice.
Link Posted: 4/18/2016 7:30:42 PM EDT
Sounds like chronic fatigue to me. Lots of work, not a lot of sleep, then you added in running to your lifting. Cut back on your exercise and try to get more rest. If you don't feel better in a couple weeks, see your doc.
Link Posted: 4/18/2016 8:48:07 PM EDT
Did you increase your food intake to account for the running you added in?
Link Posted: 4/18/2016 9:04:57 PM EDT
Eat More, increase hydration, maybe try a Magnesium supplement before bed.

Sometimes I have seen it to lack of salt intake
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 12:35:24 AM EDT
What's your caffeine intake?
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 4:21:50 AM EDT
I am currently 33.

Have not really added running to my routine, just went running lately instead of lifting because it seems less taxing on the body than heavy lifts, and I also have an OCR coming up and my cardio sucks.

Caffeine intake is probably pretty high. I don't drink sodas anymore, but probably have 4-8 cups of coffee a night (I work 2pm to 2am).
Link Posted: 4/20/2016 12:07:22 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/20/2016 12:12:46 PM EDT by dataflux]
Take a couple weeks off everything, try and cut way back on the caffeine. If you're open to the hippy stuff try some Rhodiola and Eleuthero (from a good quality brand). https://examine.com/supplements/adaptogen/
Link Posted: 4/20/2016 12:25:48 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/20/2016 12:26:05 PM EDT by thormx538]
Stress causes cortisol to skyrocket, which is very taxing on your system. I'd bet it's the stress from work.
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 4:24:23 AM EDT
Thanks for the info guys. I'm going to try to cut back on the coffee, and get as much sleep as I can. I had also been eating fairly low carbs for quite a while, I'm gonna up that a bit (brown rice or sweet potatotes).

And probably most importantly, gonna try to not sweat the small stuff at work
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