Am I Over Training?

by Damien Barry
(Clare, Ireland)

Question: Am I Over training?


I am 29 years old, i am 6f 1.5inchs tall, and i weigh 216 pounds. I have been lifting weights for 4 years. I focus mainly on my upper body. This is my workout:

Monday: (Chest) Bench press: 4 sets. Rep range (5 to 8)
inc Dumbbell flys: 4 sets Rep range (6 to 12)
inc Dumbbell press:4 sets Rep range (6 to 12)

Tuesday (REST)

Wednesday:(Bicep) Dumbbell curl: 4 sets Rep range (6 to 12)
Barbell curl 4 sets. Rep range (5 to 8)
Hammer curl: 4 sets. Rep range (5 to 8)
Standing Dumbbell curl: 4 sets rep
range 5 to 8

Thursday(Tricep) Overhead Dumbbell 4 sets Rep range(6
to 12)
Closegrip bench press: 4 sets Rep range (5 to 8
overhead barbell: 4sets Rep range (5 to 8)
One arm tricep extensions 4 sets Rep range (5 to 8)

Fri/Sat and sun = Rest.

Do you think I am over training?? I feel good but I have been told that i train my arms too much.

Answer:
No it doesn't look like you're over training.

However there doesn't appear to be any exercises in your routine that focuses on abs, lats, shoulders, or legs...

Try this:

Chest / Abs
day off
Back / Squats and Calves
day off
Biceps and Triceps
day off
Shoulders - Deadlifts

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