If I feel like doing pullups all the time, should I?
I am very torn; I have a pullup bar, and I am often in the mood to just bang out a few, but in the back of my head I am thinking I should not "over train".
Then at the same time, I think of overall "fitness". Pushups, pullups, running up stairs, climbing things (I have a lot of trees in my backyard) I love just randomly challenging myself physically, and a part of me thinks its good. Burn more cals. Get more endurance. Get my endorphins to overdrive. Do random pushups, situps, crunches.
And on the other hand, I have a red light. I think that I should rest, and only work my muscles 3-4 times a week, and not over train. I shouldnt over exert myself, because I do not want to be sore for my next workout, etc.
Normally I am for the latter, but my fitness goal is pure fat loss. I have a lot of muscle as it is (one of the few, if only perks of being part endo), and my goal is to be 175 lbs (I have had some difficulty breaking and staying past the 195 lb mark, and 2010 is the year where I finally shed the fat). I can afford to not gain muscle, even lose a few lbs of it, if it gets me the leanest I have ever been. I also play basketball twice a week, football on weekends, regularly weight train and train on my heavy bag 3-4 nights a week.
what do you guys think? has anyone else been confronted with this dilemma?