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    2 a day workouts & recovery thoughts

    Looking for opinions for improving my recovery between workouts. I have been working out twice a day since June and towards the end of the week I am easily gassed during my second workout. My muscles will be fine just that my energy will be low.

    At first I thought it was because I was trying to lose weight. Now I am not trying to lose weight and increased my protein intake, and calorie intake, and started taking vitamins regularly. All that did improve how I felt at my second workout but I am still a bit tired on Fridays and Thursdays.

    Any suggestions?

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    Well, maybe your energy is low because... You worked out earlier? I am not a big working out expert, Teh El Macho would be the guy to ask about this.

    Maybe make sure you are taking enough vitamin C and glutamine? Maybe throw in some creatine for faster recovery. Iono though, more people with better gym XP than me will be along shortly.

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    thanks for your thoughts...

    - as far as vitamins I meet or exceed my RDA on all of them
    - protein I am taking .4 to .5 grams per pound now... thats always done well for me when I ramp up my workouts.
    - I am taking creatine
    - Calories: I am eating ~ 2500 to 3000 a day. I am not on a "diet" though, I just don't eat crap (sugar/fast food/etc) to often.

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    the one thing that does help is a nap... but they won't let me do that at work.. damn nazi bastards!

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    how many hours do you sleep at night?
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    Quote Originally Posted by fatherdog
    how many hours do you sleep at night?
    This is what my problem was for along time. Adding an hour or 2 to how much sleep you get at night might help.

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    How many meals are you eating a day? What kind of food? Also, if you aren't drinking enough water, you're gonna feel it by the end of the week.
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    Can you give us some insight into your training week. Two a day workouts, everyday seems quite excessive and it seems as if you could very well be overtraining. This may not be the case but a look at your schedule will help resolve the issue.

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    Sleep, shitloads of vitamin C throughout the day (with 500mg 1 hour before working out) and 10g to 20g of glutamine a day (preferably 5 to 10g right after a workout). So far, that's been my baseline for recovery. A person can miss these things a day or two, but if he doesn't have these (in particular sleep) on a regular basis, recovery goes down the toilet.

    Echoing what Raining_Blood said, can you give us a glimpse of your weekly workouts? And what are your goals? And what are you eating (down to the last cup of coffee)? Without these, we are more blind than a bat at noon.
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