In my opinion you should do what they told you, cut down on your workouts a bit. at least take one week off. I been working out for 5 consecutive years mon-thurs (4 days per week), I'm 29, i do my weight lifting everyday then cardio only 3 times per week for 30 min. I been in situations like you when I feel burned out so I take one day off out of the week but still go on friday or saturday. those off days they help a lot big time.... and that is true if you overtrain you will loose muscle and your metabolism will slow down.
I suggest to take some vitamins b complex everday as it promotes the protein synthesis leading to nitrogen retention which leads to muscle recovery. also glutamine is also a super good supplement in recovery with a good multivitamin.
do you take any supplements?? supplements are a must for an athlete, specially for people starting out... try to eat your complex carbs because that helps you go through your workouts more intense, complex carbs = engergy and of course your good quality protein.
do you take any supplements? what are your goals? what is your diet look like?
Originally Posted by viccles
I currently do 6-7 intense gym workouts a week. If I cut back to 4-5 a week would this affect my weight? Would I need to make any changes? I used to only exercise 4-5 times a week but the last few months I increased it and I'm getting quite fatigued.