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5/18/2013 11:33:28 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
I workout constantly. I'm addicted to it. I can't go one day without going to the gym. I can't do anything unless I run 5 miles each day. I lift weights. This is a big problem. Anybody else has this issue? I mean it's all good and fine for sports and work, but I think I'm over doing it. I'm exceeding my limit.
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5/18/2013 11:38:42 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
Yeah, doing it everyday is going overboard. You gotta give your body time to recuperate, or else you're doing more harm then good. When Inworked out regularly I would do (in days) upper body, rest, lower body, rest, cardio, rest, rest, then wash rinse repeat
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5/18/2013 11:39:17 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
You can fix the workout problem by doing drugs, like weed.

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5/18/2013 11:40:01 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 5/18/2013 11:38:42 AM, Buddamoose wrote:
Yeah, doing it everyday is going overboard. You gotta give your body time to recuperate, or else you're doing more harm then good. When Inworked out regularly I would do (in days) upper body, rest, lower body, rest, cardio, rest, rest, then wash rinse repeat

Well, I know. I do take breaks. After 6 hours of workout. I'm talking more like in the morning. :/
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5/18/2013 11:41:54 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 5/18/2013 11:39:17 AM, Bullish wrote:
You can fix the workout problem by doing drugs, like weed.

I'm not responsible for any side effects.

Wow, I don't take drugs! I would be fired from my job. I will never take drugs. It ruineds your life. When you take drugs you loose everything, and everybody who was ever close to you.
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5/18/2013 11:43:16 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 5/18/2013 11:40:01 AM, leojm wrote:
At 5/18/2013 11:38:42 AM, Buddamoose wrote:
Yeah, doing it everyday is going overboard. You gotta give your body time to recuperate, or else you're doing more harm then good. When Inworked out regularly I would do (in days) upper body, rest, lower body, rest, cardio, rest, rest, then wash rinse repeat

Well, I know. I do take breaks. After 6 hours of workout. I'm talking more like in the morning. :/

Gotta take a day or two break in between. Find something else to occupy your time in the morning. Whether it be writing, studying, talking with someone, etc.

Sounds like the workout obsession stems more from boredom than anything given what I know aside from what you've said here
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5/18/2013 11:48:02 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
Don't worry, DDO should fix that. The best way to kick one addiction is to replace it with another.
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5/18/2013 11:49:57 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 5/18/2013 11:48:02 AM, Skepsikyma wrote:
Don't worry, DDO should fix that. The best way to kick one addiction is to replace it with another.

At 5/18/2013 11:39:17 AM, Bullish wrote:
You can fix the workout problem by doing drugs, like weed.

I'm not responsible for any side effects.

And hence my analogy.
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5/18/2013 11:50:40 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 5/18/2013 11:43:16 AM, Buddamoose wrote:
At 5/18/2013 11:40:01 AM, leojm wrote:
At 5/18/2013 11:38:42 AM, Buddamoose wrote:
Yeah, doing it everyday is going overboard. You gotta give your body time to recuperate, or else you're doing more harm then good. When Inworked out regularly I would do (in days) upper body, rest, lower body, rest, cardio, rest, rest, then wash rinse repeat

Well, I know. I do take breaks. After 6 hours of workout. I'm talking more like in the morning. :/


Gotta take a day or two break in between. Find something else to occupy your time in the morning. Whether it be writing, studying, talking with someone, etc.

Sounds like the workout obsession stems more from boredom than anything given what I know aside from what you've said here

I do write. I write stories when I do take a break. I wrote like 10 books already. Maybe one day I will put them in for publishing.
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5/18/2013 11:50:49 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 5/18/2013 11:33:28 AM, leojm wrote:
I workout constantly. I'm addicted to it. I can't go one day without going to the gym. I can't do anything unless I run 5 miles each day. I lift weights. This is a big problem. Anybody else has this issue? I mean it's all good and fine for sports and work, but I think I'm over doing it. I'm exceeding my limit.

I enjoy running, usually five miles per day. And I do a complete workout once a week. I get most of my exercise from grunt labor. Mowing the lawn, carrying heavy loads, digging holes, etc. I know what my limit is for exercise and barely reach it and then stop. Give what you have and no more. When you know your body has gotten the workout it needs for the day/week/whatever time period, stop and do something not as active. Like this site.
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5/18/2013 11:54:23 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 5/18/2013 11:33:28 AM, leojm wrote:
I workout constantly. I'm addicted to it. I can't go one day without going to the gym. I can't do anything unless I run 5 miles each day. I lift weights. This is a big problem. Anybody else has this issue? I mean it's all good and fine for sports and work, but I think I'm over doing it. I'm exceeding my limit.

Why do you think you are exceeding your limit? Here is what I say. If you actually are getting anxiety if you don't work out then you should try to condition yourself over time to enable yourself to reduce anxiety by other means.

It is a good skill to have, to be able to control the mind, whether it is though learned response, meditation, or whatever.

On the other hand, if working out is not hindering other areas of your life, such as relationships, work, self image, health, then it is not a bad addition to have.
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5/18/2013 12:06:56 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 5/18/2013 11:54:23 AM, slo1 wrote:
At 5/18/2013 11:33:28 AM, leojm wrote:
I workout constantly. I'm addicted to it. I can't go one day without going to the gym. I can't do anything unless I run 5 miles each day. I lift weights. This is a big problem. Anybody else has this issue? I mean it's all good and fine for sports and work, but I think I'm over doing it. I'm exceeding my limit.

Why do you think you are exceeding your limit? Here is what I say. If you actually are getting anxiety if you don't work out then you should try to condition yourself over time to enable yourself to reduce anxiety by other means.

It is a good skill to have, to be able to control the mind, whether it is though learned response, meditation, or whatever.

On the other hand, if working out is not hindering other areas of your life, such as relationships, work, self image, health, then it is not a bad addition to have.

Oh no, it doesn't interfier with anything in my life. I listen to music while I work out, so therefore it relaxes my muscles.
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5/18/2013 12:31:09 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
If you're working out the right way, it shouldn't be possible for you to do it 7 days a week. Your body won't let you. If you try to lift something, it will literally feel like your arms are resisting you.

So as long as you're not feeling a high level of strain, fatigue, or are having to really will yourself to work out, I don't think you're overdoing it. However, you mentioned that you're "exceeding your limit". Elaborate on this. Are you actually feeling fatigue, or are you just making an educated guess based on "I'm not tired, but this much working out can't be healthy".

Like Budda said though, its a good idea to have recovery days either way. If the logic of "pushing this hard is bad for my body" isn't good enough to get you to slow down, then at the very least, do a light workout instead of a normal one. Walk a mile instead of jogging one, do less reps, etc.
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5/18/2013 12:36:02 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 5/18/2013 12:31:09 PM, BlackVoid wrote:
If you're working out the right way, it shouldn't be possible for you to do it 7 days a week. Your body won't let you. If you try to lift something, it will literally feel like your arms are resisting you.

So as long as you're not feeling a high level of strain, fatigue, or are having to really will yourself to work out, I don't think you're overdoing it. However, you mentioned that you're "exceeding your limit". Elaborate on this. Are you actually feeling fatigue, or are you just making an educated guess based on "I'm not tired, but this much working out can't be healthy".

Like Budda said though, its a good idea to have recovery days either way. If the logic of "pushing this hard is bad for my body" isn't good enough to get you to slow down, then at the very least, do a light workout instead of a normal one. Walk a mile instead of jogging one, do less reps, etc.

Well I live on a farm. I lift bails of hay. I tuck pointed the whole barn. I'm really strong, since my brother left, I had to take over. So my body can take it, It's just I'm afraid if I don't workout I'm going to get fat and everything. Bleh. I don't want to weight more than 100lbs.
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5/18/2013 1:31:46 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 5/18/2013 11:33:28 AM, leojm wrote:
I workout constantly. I'm addicted to it. I can't go one day without going to the gym. I can't do anything unless I run 5 miles each day. I lift weights. This is a big problem. Anybody else has this issue? I mean it's all good and fine for sports and work, but I think I'm over doing it. I'm exceeding my limit.

I read that you get stronger by breaking your body down (through exercise) and letting it build itself up again, stronger than it was. So I would say everyday exercise is overdoing it, just a bit anyway.

I can understand being addicted to it, though. The feeling I get while going on a 3-4 mile run is fantastic. But I only do it 2-3 times a week, if that. The other days I go on longer walks (around 5 miles, sometimes twice a day). Just me, though. Everyone's different. But I can say, it isn't real good to exercise like that everyday. I mean, if it's for enjoyment then that's one thing, but if you want to see some results, I would stick to exercising every other day or so. Plus, it's good to let your body rest. Just my opinion though xD
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5/18/2013 1:38:32 PM
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At 5/18/2013 1:31:46 PM, EvanK wrote:
At 5/18/2013 11:33:28 AM, leojm wrote:
I workout constantly. I'm addicted to it. I can't go one day without going to the gym. I can't do anything unless I run 5 miles each day. I lift weights. This is a big problem. Anybody else has this issue? I mean it's all good and fine for sports and work, but I think I'm over doing it. I'm exceeding my limit.

I read that you get stronger by breaking your body down (through exercise) and letting it build itself up again, stronger than it was. So I would say everyday exercise is overdoing it, just a bit anyway.

I can understand being addicted to it, though. The feeling I get while going on a 3-4 mile run is fantastic. But I only do it 2-3 times a week, if that. The other days I go on longer walks (around 5 miles, sometimes twice a day). Just me, though. Everyone's different. But I can say, it isn't real good to exercise like that everyday. I mean, if it's for enjoyment then that's one thing, but if you want to see some results, I would stick to exercising every other day or so. Plus, it's good to let your body rest. Just my opinion though xD

So you saying I should do a hard workout one day, than skip a day then do it the next day?
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5/18/2013 1:43:04 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 5/18/2013 1:38:32 PM, leojm wrote:
At 5/18/2013 1:31:46 PM, EvanK wrote:
At 5/18/2013 11:33:28 AM, leojm wrote:
I workout constantly. I'm addicted to it. I can't go one day without going to the gym. I can't do anything unless I run 5 miles each day. I lift weights. This is a big problem. Anybody else has this issue? I mean it's all good and fine for sports and work, but I think I'm over doing it. I'm exceeding my limit.

I read that you get stronger by breaking your body down (through exercise) and letting it build itself up again, stronger than it was. So I would say everyday exercise is overdoing it, just a bit anyway.

I can understand being addicted to it, though. The feeling I get while going on a 3-4 mile run is fantastic. But I only do it 2-3 times a week, if that. The other days I go on longer walks (around 5 miles, sometimes twice a day). Just me, though. Everyone's different. But I can say, it isn't real good to exercise like that everyday. I mean, if it's for enjoyment then that's one thing, but if you want to see some results, I would stick to exercising every other day or so. Plus, it's good to let your body rest. Just my opinion though xD

So you saying I should do a hard workout one day, than skip a day then do it the next day?

It works for me personally.

I don't know your workout routine, but I would suggest only running every other day, if you do pushups/chinups and situps, you could rotate, doing pushups/chinups one day, sit ups the next (I suggest situps on the same day you run, that's what I do anyway).

It's all personal though, but I do believe it's important to let your body rest. Doing hard workouts every day isn't going to be good for your body, at least that's what I've heard.
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5/18/2013 2:28:38 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 5/18/2013 11:33:28 AM, leojm wrote:
I workout constantly. I'm addicted to it. I can't go one day without going to the gym. I can't do anything unless I run 5 miles each day. I lift weights. This is a big problem. Anybody else has this issue? I mean it's all good and fine for sports and work, but I think I'm over doing it. I'm exceeding my limit.

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5/18/2013 4:35:32 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 5/18/2013 1:54:30 PM, Mirza wrote:
I also have a workout problem. I can't even start on it.

Ha, good one.
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5/18/2013 9:50:08 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 5/18/2013 11:41:54 AM, leojm wrote:
At 5/18/2013 11:39:17 AM, Bullish wrote:
You can fix the workout problem by doing drugs, like weed.

I'm not responsible for any side effects.

Wow, I don't take drugs! I would be fired from my job. I will never take drugs. It ruineds your life. When you take drugs you loose everything, and everybody who was ever close to you.

Wow, you're very new to DDO.
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5/18/2013 10:11:02 PM
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At 5/18/2013 1:11:07 PM, leojm wrote:
At 5/18/2013 12:46:53 PM, RyuuKyuzo wrote:
What's your program?

What do you mean? my program?

Your workout program.
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5/19/2013 12:00:32 AM
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do martial arts instead of working out. Big muscles are good and all but what is the point if you have the coordination of a jellyfish?
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5/19/2013 12:22:18 AM
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At 5/18/2013 12:36:02 PM, leojm wrote:
At 5/18/2013 12:31:09 PM, BlackVoid wrote:
If you're working out the right way, it shouldn't be possible for you to do it 7 days a week. Your body won't let you. If you try to lift something, it will literally feel like your arms are resisting you.

So as long as you're not feeling a high level of strain, fatigue, or are having to really will yourself to work out, I don't think you're overdoing it. However, you mentioned that you're "exceeding your limit". Elaborate on this. Are you actually feeling fatigue, or are you just making an educated guess based on "I'm not tired, but this much working out can't be healthy".

Like Budda said though, its a good idea to have recovery days either way. If the logic of "pushing this hard is bad for my body" isn't good enough to get you to slow down, then at the very least, do a light workout instead of a normal one. Walk a mile instead of jogging one, do less reps, etc.

Well I live on a farm. I lift bails of hay. I tuck pointed the whole barn. I'm really strong, since my brother left, I had to take over. So my body can take it, It's just I'm afraid if I don't workout I'm going to get fat and everything. Bleh. I don't want to weight more than 100lbs.

So you work out so much because you're afraid of being fat? Because I've seen a lot of skinny girls, and I'd guess that approximately 0% of them run 5 miles a day, every day. Or anything near what it seems like you do. I don't think either of us believe that you can't slow down a bit and still be completely fit.

Weighing under 100 pounds is not healthy, even for your height. But before we get into that, why is that your goal? Whats wrong with 110?
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5/19/2013 1:38:18 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
It sounds like you are battling anorexia. I can only make assumptions from reading a few posts about you on the internet, but if you truly are obsessed with working out because you want to stay under 100 pounds, I hope you realize that you are suffering from a disease brought on from modern culture (mainly through the media). Anorexia is the desire to maintain an unhealthy weight, and if you are over five feet tall you should not be that small. Some questions:

1) Are you happy with your appearance in the mirror?
2) Would you consider gaining some weight if a loved one told you that your health was at risk?
3) Do you eat (as in, fully digest) three full meals a day?

If you answered "no" to any of these questions, then you may be in serious trouble. Anorexia is as bad as being addicted to hard drugs, alcohol, or gambling, and requires intensive outpatient treatment at the very least!
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5/19/2013 1:48:26 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 5/19/2013 1:38:18 AM, R0b1Billion wrote:
It sounds like you are battling anorexia. I can only make assumptions from reading a few posts about you on the internet, but if you truly are obsessed with working out because you want to stay under 100 pounds, I hope you realize that you are suffering from a disease brought on from modern culture (mainly through the media). Anorexia is the desire to maintain an unhealthy weight, and if you are over five feet tall you should not be that small. Some questions:

1) Are you happy with your appearance in the mirror?
2) Would you consider gaining some weight if a loved one told you that your health was at risk?
3) Do you eat (as in, fully digest) three full meals a day?

If you answered "no" to any of these questions, then you may be in serious trouble. Anorexia is as bad as being addicted to hard drugs, alcohol, or gambling, and requires intensive outpatient treatment at the very least!

This is pretty much what I thought reading this thread. I'd only add that anorexia, eating disorders, self image problems, and poor self esteem in general are not necessarily a product of "modern culture" or the media. But I agree with everything else you said. This is a serious issue and often requires the help of a professional.
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5/19/2013 6:30:08 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 5/18/2013 11:33:28 AM, leojm wrote:
I workout constantly. I'm addicted to it. I can't go one day without going to the gym. I can't do anything unless I run 5 miles each day. I lift weights. This is a big problem. Anybody else has this issue? I mean it's all good and fine for sports and work, but I think I'm over doing it. I'm exceeding my limit.

I run 110 mpw, so I may not be the best person to talk to, but as long as you are not in a state of overtraining, or it is not interfering with work or family life, I think you should be fine.
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5/19/2013 6:49:40 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
If it is not interfering with your personal life, then you're fine. Can you plan a vacation that doesn't include the necessity to work out? Have you sacrificed anything that would have been important to someone else, so that you could workout? If you weren't working out so much, would you be excelling in other activities of a different nature, like work, school or whatever?

If you are saying no to all of these you're fine. I have never had a doctor tell me that I'm working out too much, and I work out 6 days a week, 2.5 hours a day.