Overtrained and tired of it

Some of the experts on IronAddicts have confirmed that I am definately overtraining, at least on bench. I’m going to have to cut it back for a while, one of the guys who’s been helping me with form suggested benching once a week and he’s also put a basic routine up on another board that looks like this:

Squats 2 x 5
Box squats 2 x 4
Leg presses 2 x 5 (pick two of these pressing movements)
Calves (your choice of exercise) 2 x 10

Wide grip flat bench 2 x 6
Decline medium grip bench 2 x 6
Weighted dips 2 x 10
Upright rows or side laterals 1 x 10

Dead lifts 2 x 5 (or a variation of)
Bent over rows 2 x 4
Reverse grip narrow grip pull downs 2 x 6
Standing wide grip curls 2 x 8

I’m going to see what Jamie thinks of changing up to something like this for a while, it’s a serious decrease in volume which is just what I think I need. There is a thread by a guy who followed this routine with quite nice results.

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  1. Hey man, I totally agree with that routine. It seriously works if you just apply and stick with it. Read as much as you can from IA’s website, it’s a shrine of great information. Low volume is where it’s at!

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