Working out too much?

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    Aug 22, 2012 9:50 PM GMT
    I'd like to get a professional opinion (if possible).
    Currently, I am riding my bike 20 miles to the outdoor pool, then swimming for 45 minutes freestyle, non stop. I do this 5 days per week.
    Every other day, I do 100 push ups (2 sets of 50, throughout the day).

    I'm just looking to get in good shape, stay healthy, train my heart, burn fat. I do not want to burn muscle but I would like to build a little. Not looking to be a muscle trainer.

    I don't count calories but I eat about 2500 a day, probably 75g of protein. Lots of vegetables, beans, rice, nuts, almond milk, water, multivitamin, eggs, lean meats, seafood, whole grains, whole wheat, fresh fruit- basically all natural food products. Very rarely do I eat fast food or at restaurants.

    I am 29 years old.

    I just don't want to be overdoing it.
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    Aug 22, 2012 10:08 PM GMT
    If you're only eating 2500 calories a day, you're WAY overtraining.

    With the activities you described, you should be eating almost double that.
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    Aug 22, 2012 10:20 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidIf you're only eating 2500 calories a day, you're WAY overtraining.

    With the activities you described, you should be eating almost double that.


    thanks dude,
    I was thinking of cutting back my workouts to 4 days per week. I still have some belly flab that I'd like to get rid of through all of this, I guess that just takes time. It is possible my caloric intake is closer to 3000. I am actually in really great shape physically at the moment, and I'd like to at least maintain, if not build more strength. My abs are quite defined when I flex. I've never been this strong before, feels fantastic!!