Overtraining? feeder workouts?

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  1. Overtraining? feeder workouts?


    What are your thoughts on "feeder workouts"? If you don't know what it is just type it into google and it comes right up. It's a term coined by Rich Piana


  2. Quote Originally Posted by pureburl View Post
    What are your thoughts on "feeder workouts"? If you don't know what it is just type it into google and it comes right up. It's a term coined by Rich Piana
    "Overtraining"
    The best advice I can give is listen to your body. Good pain and bad pain. It's when you start to breakdown more than your building up. Your body turns into a "catabolic" state.

    Some guys train 7 days a week, some only need 5.

    Feeder workouts... IMO light weights with a lot of reps in between workouts to pump blood and nutrients into your muscles.
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  3. Like anything else try doing feeder workouts for a few weeks. If you feel or notice improvements then keep them in. If you feel you are over training, losing progress or not getting enough rest then take them out. My opinion is they can be great when on a cut to keep your calorie burning at a high level. I would much rather do these than cardio but at the end of the day if everyone says they are great but you feel they hinder your progress then drop them.

  4. Quote Originally Posted by Wobmarvel View Post
    Like anything else try doing feeder workouts for a few weeks. If you feel or notice improvements then keep them in. If you feel you are over training, losing progress or not getting enough rest then take them out. My opinion is they can be great when on a cut to keep your calorie burning at a high level. I would much rather do these than cardio but at the end of the day if everyone says they are great but you feel they hinder your progress then drop them.
    You can do them while bulking to

  5. I've never felt that I truly overtrained myself but I don't wanna say that it's completely a myth. Like you said everyone reacts differently. I like the idea of a feeder workout the day after you hit the muscle, but everyday seems a little much although it's short and isn't really tearing the muscle down. I might give it a shot a few days a week just to see what happens. I shouldn't have any problem recovering especially while on cycle. Guess we will see lol.
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  6. Quote Originally Posted by Bintherduntht View Post
    You can do them while bulking to
    Yeah, if they produce results then I'd think they'd be really good bulking from the extra cals. As long as you're interested in gains from a bodybuilding standpoint

  7. Quote Originally Posted by pureburl View Post
    Yeah, if they produce results then I'd think they'd be really good bulking from the extra cals. As long as you're interested in gains from a bodybuilding standpoint
    You were right in the beginning... If it works for you then do it.

    Every body is different.

    You cannot follow someone else's routine.

    Find out what works for you.

    This is all regarding pureburl statement, which I most definitely agree.

  8. If your enhanced and getting enough cals then go for it. If your natural then I would look at your workout protocol. If you are already working out 5 days a week, using supersets or giant sets taking short rest periods and trying to gain size I would think twice about adding feeders into the mix... And possibly change your routine as a whole but that's another discussion.

  9. Doing some cell swelling, 1 set of 100+ can actually speed up the recovery process from all the blood and nutrients getting forced into the muscle

  10. Quote Originally Posted by pureburl View Post
    I've never felt that I truly overtrained myself but I don't wanna say that it's completely a myth. Like you said everyone reacts differently. I like the idea of a feeder workout the day after you hit the muscle, but everyday seems a little much although it's short and isn't really tearing the muscle down. I might give it a shot a few days a week just to see what happens. I shouldn't have any problem recovering especially while on cycle. Guess we will see lol.
    Friend of mine has a really good saying on this....

    ‘You can’t overtrain, only under recover’

  11. Quote Originally Posted by Whisky View Post
    Friend of mine has a really good saying on this....

    ‘You can’t overtrain, only under recover’
    I agree with that, they kinda go hand in hand though. Under recovering is what over training is. It's just that everyone has different limits of " overtraining ". It just gets a bit confusing when you try to go into the realm of overreaching. where does overtraining really begin and how much of it is a myth? I guess it depends on who you ask

  12. I tried feeders but I didn't have time for them. I work 2 jobs plus gym 6 days a week.

    Its easy for Rich to do them because he didn't have to get up and go to work and could train whenever he felt like it.

  13. Quote Originally Posted by Whisky View Post
    Friend of mine has a really good saying on this....

    ‘You can’t overtrain, only under recover’
    You can most definitely overtrain. I don't like that saying because its rhetorical...

  14. Quote Originally Posted by RANS0M View Post
    I tried feeders but I didn't have time for them. I work 2 jobs plus gym 6 days a week.

    Its easy for Rich to do them because he didn't have to get up and go to work and could train whenever he felt like it.
    Y'all know he's dead right???

  15. Quote Originally Posted by Bintherduntht View Post
    Y'all know he's dead right???
    What's that got to do with anything

  16. Quote Originally Posted by RANS0M View Post
    I tried feeders but I didn't have time for them. I work 2 jobs plus gym 6 days a week.

    Its easy for Rich to do them because he didn't have to get up and go to work and could train whenever he felt like it.
    You can do feeders on a lunch break. Go out to your car where you put your dumbbells... Find the time. When I was in the barracks I did curls with my rucksack... Pick up a chair, do a hundred reps.

    If you want it, you'll get it.

  17. Quote Originally Posted by Bintherduntht View Post
    Y'all know he's dead right???
    Yup

    RIP to the original Bodybuilding rockstar

  18. Quote Originally Posted by Smont View Post
    What's that got to do with anything
    Just paying my respect. Dude was honest and all he did was try to help and spread knowledge. Was a good guy.

    Bodydismorphic disorder. Great guy.

    Loved his personality and entgusiaism.

    Wasn't a bitch like zyzz lol

  19. Quote Originally Posted by RANS0M View Post
    Yup

    RIP to the original Bodybuilding rockstar
    Miss that SOB

  20. People actually within the bb community have their own opinions about Rich, but I can only base it on social media and YouTube, I respect the F out of Rich, honest with his fans and wanted to help.

  21. Quote Originally Posted by Bintherduntht View Post
    You can most definitely overtrain. I don't like that saying because its rhetorical...
    Only if you place a limit on ones capacity to recover......

  22. Quote Originally Posted by Whisky View Post
    Only if you place a limit on ones capacity to recover......
    Holy shii lmao dude. No I'm not steppin in that hole

  23. Ask CT Fletcher about overtraining

  24. Quote Originally Posted by RANS0M View Post
    Ask CT Fletcher about overtraining
    LMFAO
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