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    So, I usually pick a routine from this site and stick to it pretty strictly, but I have a friend who just started working at a local gym and has been somewhat training me lately and I havent been on any certain routine. Most of the routines I do are muscle building and typically lower rep ranges for the most part. Well, lately they have been on this high rep ranges kick, and alot of them, to the point where i feel like i am overtraining.
    For example, this is what I did today for chest:
    A) Bench 5x5 (cluster sets, do 5 reps, rest 30 seconds, do another 5 reps, rest 30, another 5 etc)
    B)DB incline bench 1x12
    - 3 sets of supersetting those two, so 15 sets of 5 reps of bench, 3 sets of 12 DB incline

    A) Machine Incline press 3x15
    B) machine flys 3x15
    - normal superset, 3 times, no cluster sets

    Band flys - 2x max


    Alot of the workouts I have been doing have been in the rep range of 12-20, quite a bit of sets and alot of exercises too. Am I overtraining? Is there a point where its to much and what is that point??
    My goal is to get bigger, and i understand that you want to change it up to keep the body guessing, but i feel that this may be to the point of overtraining. What are your thoughts?? Advice?
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    It's too hard to judge whether you will over-train with that specific routine.

    By looking at that, I would say that it looks to be a bit excessive for a chest workout.

    If you want to build muscle and strength, stick to the basics.
    You do not need supersets and the like to gain properly.

    Change up exercises to keep the body guessing?
    Stick with a workout routine until you find you are no longer progressing.
    Consistency is the key

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    Ok, so is there a point to where I am overtraining?? And what would that point be? I have noticed that since I have been doing high reps that my max has dropped, is that normal? I just dont want to go backwards with my progression by overtraining. Any other input??

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    If you feel like the workout isn't for you than don't do it, with 4-5 years of experience you should have a pretty good idea of what your body responds best to.
    Overtraining is very tricky to judge when your routine isn't consistent.
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