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    I'm addicted to working out

    Hi guys I have a problem. I'm addicted to working out. I'll probably see a psychologist soon but I absolutely hammer myself each day. I haven't even gotten stronger or anything in the last 2 years. It's funny because a lof my friends are envious of my physique but the way I train makes me constantly tired, hungry and depressed.

    I'm 5'7, 154 pounds / 70kgs and about 9-10% body fat. I look impressive in a sinlget and absolutely ripped.

    I train hard pretty much 6-7 x a week.
    I do cardio and weights. Usually I spend 2 hours at the gym full body 3 x a week and then do cardio after.


    I'll do 3 sets of chest, 3 sets of back, 3 sets of shoulders, 3 sets of legs then arms and abs then skipping (HIIT).


    I pretty much been lifting the same weight for years but still seemd to have built muscle.


    I'm constantly tired at work and tired in general. I probably have low testosterone too (Never feel like sex). THe problem is i'm addicted. I HAVE to workout everyday. It feels weird if I don't do something.


    What can I do? This has caused me problems for years. I've done very poorly at work and been fired from jobs due to this. I love the attention I get at the gym but this is starting to cost me. I'm 25 years old.
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    You could:
    - train less frequently (4 times a week)
    - stay less at the hym (1 hour instead 2)
    - sleep more, for a better recovery
    - have a 2 weeks break from training to recover fully

    I know these are so-obvious advices, but I don't think they have rehab clinics for gymoholics.
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    Originally Posted by sandman2019 View Post
    Hi guys I have a problem. I'm addicted to working out. I'll probably see a psychologist soon but I absolutely hammer myself each day. I haven't even gotten stronger or anything in the last 2 years. It's funny because a lof my friends are envious of my physique but the way I train makes me constantly tired, hungry and depressed.

    I'm 5'7, 154 pounds / 70kgs and about 9-10% body fat. I look impressive in a sinlget and absolutely ripped.

    I train hard pretty much 6-7 x a week.
    I do cardio and weights. Usually I spend 2 hours at the gym full body 3 x a week and then do cardio after.


    I'll do 3 sets of chest, 3 sets of back, 3 sets of shoulders, 3 sets of legs then arms and abs then skipping (HIIT).


    I pretty much been lifting the same weight for years but still seemd to have built muscle.


    I'm constantly tired at work and tired in general. I probably have low testosterone too (Never feel like sex). THe problem is i'm addicted. I HAVE to workout everyday. It feels weird if I don't do something.


    What can I do? This has caused me problems for years. I've done very poorly at work and been fired from jobs due to this. I love the attention I get at the gym but this is starting to cost me. I'm 25 years old.
    Working out isnt your problem theres an underline mental illness that needs addressing
    You need to speak to a clinical psychologist

    I have an addictive personality, when I was 17 I went to see a private psychiatrist, after speaking to him for about half an hour about my problems he said he wouldnt be able to help me, and referred to someone with more experience. He was visibly depressed and uncomfortable

    My addictive personality became prevalent at around 15 when I withdrew from school and wouldn't leave my bedroom because I was glued to my PlayStation
    Fast forward two years and I was experimenting with very strong psychedelic drugs and mixes (DMT, 4-HO-MIPT, 2-BC-FLY and few more) while walking on my local cemetery

    Addiction manifests slowly over time which makes it tricky to spot and identify, which is why you need to speak to a clinical psychologist who are experts in the field of addiction, personality disorders and mental illness
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    OP reminds me of the movie Half Baked, when Dave Chappelle goes to NA to say he's addicted to marijuana and Bob Saggot yells at him. Probably against forum policy to post that video. But OP go look at it if you think your addicted to working out.
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    Originally Posted by sandman2019 View Post
    Hi guys I have a problem. I'm addicted to working out. I'll probably see a psychologist soon but I absolutely hammer myself each day. I haven't even gotten stronger or anything in the last 2 years. It's funny because a lof my friends are envious of my physique but the way I train makes me constantly tired, hungry and depressed.

    I'm 5'7, 154 pounds / 70kgs and about 9-10% body fat. I look impressive in a sinlget and absolutely ripped.

    I train hard pretty much 6-7 x a week.
    I do cardio and weights. Usually I spend 2 hours at the gym full body 3 x a week and then do cardio after.


    I'll do 3 sets of chest, 3 sets of back, 3 sets of shoulders, 3 sets of legs then arms and abs then skipping (HIIT).


    I pretty much been lifting the same weight for years but still seemd to have built muscle.


    I'm constantly tired at work and tired in general. I probably have low testosterone too (Never feel like sex). THe problem is i'm addicted. I HAVE to workout everyday. It feels weird if I don't do something.


    What can I do? This has caused me problems for years. I've done very poorly at work and been fired from jobs due to this. I love the attention I get at the gym but this is starting to cost me. I'm 25 years old.
    Sounds like chronic overtraining. I am the same way. It's not about logically figuring out the ideal amount of lifting. It's like an excessive driven-ness that comes from inside. I went to get support for "workaholism" and it helped. When there is that kind of drive to your behaviors it comes from something deeper.

    Seeking some kind of help with deeper issues sounds like the way to go. That's what I did and its helped a lot. Now I do enough activity but not too much.

    I think you made a good step by admitting that this is compulsive and self destructive. So you are already on the path to recovery.
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    Originally Posted by sandman2019 View Post
    Hi guys I have a problem. I'm addicted to working out. I'll probably see a psychologist soon but I absolutely hammer myself each day. I haven't even gotten stronger or anything in the last 2 years. It's funny because a lof my friends are envious of my physique but the way I train makes me constantly tired, hungry and depressed.

    I'm 5'7, 154 pounds / 70kgs and about 9-10% body fat. I look impressive in a sinlget and absolutely ripped.

    I train hard pretty much 6-7 x a week.
    I do cardio and weights. Usually I spend 2 hours at the gym full body 3 x a week and then do cardio after.


    I'll do 3 sets of chest, 3 sets of back, 3 sets of shoulders, 3 sets of legs then arms and abs then skipping (HIIT).


    I pretty much been lifting the same weight for years but still seemd to have built muscle.


    I'm constantly tired at work and tired in general. I probably have low testosterone too (Never feel like sex). THe problem is i'm addicted. I HAVE to workout everyday. It feels weird if I don't do something.


    What can I do? This has caused me problems for years. I've done very poorly at work and been fired from jobs due to this. I love the attention I get at the gym but this is starting to cost me. I'm 25 years old.
    step1. delete your bodybuilding.com profile.

    step2. see a doctor
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    Originally Posted by sandman2019 View Post
    Hi guys I have a problem. I'm addicted to working out. I'll probably see a psychologist soon but I absolutely hammer myself each day. I haven't even gotten stronger or anything in the last 2 years. It's funny because a lof my friends are envious of my physique but the way I train makes me constantly tired, hungry and depressed.

    I'm 5'7, 154 pounds / 70kgs and about 9-10% body fat. I look impressive in a sinlget and absolutely ripped.

    I train hard pretty much 6-7 x a week.
    I do cardio and weights. Usually I spend 2 hours at the gym full body 3 x a week and then do cardio after.


    I'll do 3 sets of chest, 3 sets of back, 3 sets of shoulders, 3 sets of legs then arms and abs then skipping (HIIT).


    I pretty much been lifting the same weight for years but still seemd to have built muscle.


    I'm constantly tired at work and tired in general. I probably have low testosterone too (Never feel like sex). THe problem is i'm addicted. I HAVE to workout everyday. It feels weird if I don't do something.


    What can I do? This has caused me problems for years. I've done very poorly at work and been fired from jobs due to this. I love the attention I get at the gym but this is starting to cost me. I'm 25 years old.
    Wait do you lift 3x a week and cardio everyday or weights every day and cardio also everyday?
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    Switch over to Fierce Five workout program.
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    Im also addicted to working out, so I know your pain. I embraced my addiction. I figure, there are a lot of things to be addicted to, drugs, RX drugs, smoking, drinking, gambling, overeating and so on. If my addiction is something that could be beneficial, then why not be glad that this is the "cross" i have to bear.

    So, I started looking at endurance sports. That gave me a reason to workout, along with a specific goal at the end. It got me through OCR racing and then into Ironman racing - and ultimately my first Ultramarathon 2 weeks ago at 65 miles (16 hours of running, yikes!)

    Having a goal like a specific race or something made my workouts have a purpose. Having a purpose made my workouts tolerable. I started getting up at 3am to train for 2-2.5 hours 5 days a week, and 5-8 hours both Sat and Sun. I did this with a full time job. By focusing on the goal, it started benefiting me at work. I was no longer tired at work. Instead, I had accomplished a goal while most people were asleep and that gave me momentum for the day.

    What happened was, my morning "training" not workouts, turned me into a more productive member of society. Are there days I am tired? Yes. So, I sometimes take an hour nap at lunch, and I am always in bed by 9pm.

    Now that I have backed off on the training and started focusing on my new goal of building muscle, I workout much less. But, I am still up at 4am. I now use that time to get a jumpstart on work and on the day.

    All that training taught me that I was so much more capable of doing anything I set my mind to, than I had ever thought possible. That mindset has made me grow exponentially in my career and other areas of life. And now, it is no longer an addiction. When you change your mindset from working out to training, the addiction slowly goes away and you have control over your life.

    This is only a story of some one who was super addicted to training. I trained 25+ hours a week every week for a year. But, I was able to turn the tides on that addiction and use it propel my life forward. You can too. Decide what you want out of your training and ultimately out of your life. Work toward that desired goal. While working out, let that time be the time where your mind figures out problems and obstacles for your work day. To this day, if I am stumped at work, I go take a 5 mile jog and always figure out the solution while running.

    Good luck... and the obligatory go see a Dr...
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    I have sacrificed many nights out for a night in the gym haha. I think of it more as progression.
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