I have been lifting weights and then waiting a few hours and doing 400 pushups, 100 chin ups and 300 sit ups. Is this overtraining? I also run sometimes 6 miles that day.
How many sets, reps, what kind of weight training.... I dont know if there is too much cardio?? Unless the goal is to not gain weight. still to vague for me and unfortunately I seem to lack the ability to ask the right questions... sorry
your body will tell you if you're over training
Listen to your body but that is a lot. Do you actually do all that?
400...thats a lot of pushups
is that 400 without stopping?
As a few others have mentioned, more information is needed.
Such as your goals. Are you adding additional reps or resistance
to your exercises? While these sound like good endurance numbers,
it doesn't sound like you are making any progression.
Are you trying to lose body fat? If so, it sounds like your definitely
have a good amount of cardio in your routine. Although, I would
recommend keeping your cardio sessions at one hour max.
How is your diet? Particularly your calories?
Do you feel like your mind is foggy? Are you sleeping well?
Also, are you keeping an accurate journal of you stats?
I have lived by the fact - if you are asking if your overtraining then you already know the answer. What you goals are would dictate what you should cut out or slow down on.
Unless you are in a quadathlon that involves running, push ups, sit up, and chin ups then I would say no keep rolling.
The real strong have no need to prove it to the phonies. ~ Charles Manson
If you are training for the military, then you probably need
to throw away many known principles followed by most people
Oftentimes training, boot camp, and the real life of someone in
the military does not align itself well with the strategies used
to build muscle and lose body fat. I would say that most are
people are typically in a survival state.
Depending on what you want to be doing, a lot of training gets
fucking crazy. The Air Force SERE people survive on almost nothing
for long periods of time. Same goes for Beret's and Seals.
It would be best to talk to people that have been through the programs
that you are interested in, and possibly recruiters.
I don't doubt that there are muscular people in the
military. But it is another thing to say that's where they
got muscular. It is most likely they entered that way.
Simple things like nutrition becomes difficult. The unavailability
of whey, creatine, and certain foods leads to inefficiencies.
The picture you posted shows a bunch of generally thin guys.
Compare them to body building competitors and powerlifters.
The physiques certainly differ.
As you have said they most certainly follow some widely
accepted training principles, but they are highly tailored to
improve their battlefield performance more than anything
else. They also focus on ideas like that of a team, where as
in bb/pl you are largely alone.
Over Training is an extremely overused term in the bodybuilding community. I think the better question is, "Am I training Correctly?". The reason that I think this is the better question to be asking is because you mind will overtrain way before you body ever will. If you bring up the intensity of your training/ frequency of your training then make sure you bring up your nutrition also. Nutrition is the most over looked but important part of bodybuilding!! Keep warring brotha!