scheduling pilates and TRX with resistance training

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    May 21, 2011 7:00 PM GMT
    After years of sedentary life, commuting long hours in a car and sitting even more hours at a desk, I turned a new leaf about a year ago and have done resistance training 3-4x/week and have had great results: defined muscles and 9% BF. Besides weights, I've also been doing pilates on the reformer 2x/week for about 7 months. I find pilates has brought me more core definition than I ever imagined possible given that I am 40 yo (e.g., cum gutters, upper ab definition, obliques, intercostals, etc).
    Sometimes though I wonder if I'm not possible overtraining when I do pilates the same day or the day after weight training.
    Sometimes I'm sore and don't know if it's normal DOMS or something else? Should I be worried of I do delts or calfs with weights one day and the same or next day work these especially intensively in a pilates reformer class?
    Same thing goes with a TRX circuit training class. I like the TRX class but don't want to take 48 hours off from resistance training on either side of the TRX all-body circuit class. Does it matter if I do chest/delts one day with weights and do a TRX class the next day that touches on all body parts, including chest and delts?
    Any advice/experience you can share about experience integrating these is welcome.
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    May 21, 2011 7:58 PM GMT
    A lot of people when they start later in life try to catch up for the 20 years they did nothing... understandable but not sustainable in the long term. Don´t exhaust yourself with enthusiasm and then stop 6 months down the track.

    Pilates is hard work, but it´s hard in a very different way from weights. I train normally 5 or 6 days a week with a mix of pilates and weights (for size). Pilates keeps my body from falling apart from the lifting...

    Make sure you have at least one day a week off - and off means off. Nothing. Have at least one day on top of that, pref two, where you are going easier.

    I would not recommend twice daily training unless your goal is to develop stamina or a skill. If you are looking for hypertrophy or strength then once a day is plenty.

    The TRX whole body stuff... could be OK if you keep it light. Throwing whole body stuff (like pilates too) in the mix is fine AS LONG as you get rest. If you don´t your body will go kerbang.