Notes on Training Staleness
Signs that may accompany staleness or overwork in an exercise program are:
1) Impatience - Your body can only grow at a certain rate and you cannot hurry this. but it is this impatience that sometimes causes a bodybuilder to perform more work than his system can properly recuperate from.
2) Laziness - Not willing to put forth the effort in the training program; not working to failure, or not increasing the poundages when it is apparent that you could easily use more weight, resting too long between sets. Remember the training log, loose leaf notebook mentioned earlier. If you have been using one to record your workouts, analyze this and see if you aren't at fault in these areas.