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    ok this is been happening for a little bit now, it seems like I can't lift the weights through the entire workout anymore. On the chest I use to be able to do the 20's with really no problem, today I had to knock it down to 15.

    Further more, on bicep day one of my arms feels like it wants to kind of give out, and the other one gets really tired from it as well.


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    How long have you been lifting for?

    Many people recommend you take a week break every 3 months or so. If you've been lifting hard and consistently for that long, often your whole body is simply fatigued. If this is the case, just take a week off and you'll come back even stronger than before.

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    Agreed. It sounds like you are burned out.

    Do you get dizzy as well as weak? If so, look at your carb intake (and see a doctor).

    Take a week off and see what happens.
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    I don't get dizzy at all. just my arms seem to have problems lifting, mainly when I do chest and triceps. only one arm really struggles on biceps. I really don't know if I have been going for 3 months or not.

    I know I stopped taking this stuff called jack3d and pretty close to that is when I really noticed the struggle, could that have anything to do with it maybe?
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    It very well could be. You may have developed a real or purely pyschological addiction to it.

    If you aren't sure if it has been 3 months or not yet, I will assume it has at least been 2, so go ahead and give yourself a week off. The mental and physical break will probably do you some good.
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    Changes in your diet can also affect your energy levels. Or if you are on some kind of other medication. Taking a break is always good.

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    How many calories are you intaking daily? Are you taking a good (ie, NOT Centrum or One a Day) multiplevitamin? -EK
    Donít chase the 1%, there is no magic training routine or diet thatís going to provide any measurable results over the basic principles for getting huge and strong: Train heavy, eat and sleep more.

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    You might need to change up your routine. I find a new routine gives you that mental pump and intensity that lets you push yourself to your limits. Could be as simple as your bored of your routine. I know i have to change things up otherwise i find it hapens. Also a week off will be good.
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    If you believe that your diet is right, you may want to consider a during-workout supplement. I am currently taking Recoup by Dymatize.
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    I wouldnt turn to supplements for this. What your saying describes (for me at least) a burnout. Take a week off, change up your routine slightly, it might be as simple as changing a few exercises around. You also might need to figure out how to get yourself pumped up.
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    hows your diet looking? possibly go back to maintanence for a week or two and see where that gets you, it actually might do you some good.
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    wow a lot of responses, I apologize for taking this long to respond to the questions you asked. I take in the 2400 I'm meant to. I can understand two days ago maybe because of the 4th of july weekend probably affected me.

    I never thought about a during workout supplement, I might look into that. I do feel kind of bored sometimes with the workout, what suggestions while I take the week off do you suggest? Like just change a few workouts or the whole routine?
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    Quote Originally Posted by EKnight View Post
    How many calories are you intaking daily? Are you taking a good (ie, NOT Centrum or One a Day) multiplevitamin? -EK
    the only multivitamin i'm taking is men's 1 a day pro edge, been taking for about a week or two. Other than that the next healthiest thing I take is fish oil, which has been for a while now and performance edge (can't remember company name).
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    Gotta get off the synthetic multi. You are absorbing (and this is a generous estimate) maybe 20% of what is on an already low content label. Switch to something natural and time released. GNC, Vitamin World, Vitamin Shoppe all carry good men's multis or see if the M n S store still carries MHP's Activite. -EK
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    how is 1 a day synthetic? I'm curious I didn't know there were synthetic multi's
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    Not sure I understant the question. It's synthetic because the raw materials were created in a lab, not from natural resources. In order for the body to absorb and utilize vitamins, they must come from natural sources and be protein-bonded. -EK
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    ok, I guess I just couldn't see how the vitamins were synthetic since it looks like people who take it get the vitamins they need. Now I understand.

    Thank you all for answering.
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    Quote Originally Posted by reaperss06 View Post
    ok, I guess I just couldn't see how the vitamins were synthetic since it looks like people who take it get the vitamins they need. Now I understand.

    Thank you all for answering.

    Yeah, maybe they don't really need them and they aren't really getting anything from them; makes you wonder, especially if they're getting almost no benefit from them.
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