Topic of the week: Is Overtraining BS?
- 03-06-2017, 08:36 PM
- 03-06-2017, 09:10 PM
03-06-2017, 09:11 PM
03-24-2017, 06:14 AM
There's a reason RPE is being utilized more and more around the "Powerlifting" Community...
...it can be fairly easy to overly tax your CNS, when sessions revolve around compound movements.
Not sure I'd call it "overtraining"...but there should definitely be an acknowledgement of overall exertion when planning weekly and monthly progression...
03-25-2017, 02:41 PM
You cant really overtrain as long as you get the recovery you need, food and sleep are essential and if you use steroids that will help aswell.
But at some point even with perfect sleep, food and ass your body wont be able to recover intill the next workout so in that sense you could overtrain.
But 2-3 hours a day 7 days a week wont get you overtrained if you eat and sleep enough. And ofc learn to listen to your body, if a muscle is feeling sore or weird maybe you shouldnt go all in that day.
Atleast Thats what i belive from reading and doing for a few years now.
04-12-2017, 06:31 PM
Topic of the week: Is Overtraining BS?
I've trained Olympic, pro and collegiate athletes that workout 4-6hrs a day for years and they can reach a state of over training with all factors being controlled. And I don't believe many if any but a few in bodybuilding realm will actually overtrain. You may under eat, sleep, stress out, supplement poorly, etc but, not overtrain. Most just don't push hard enough to reach that point.
04-12-2017, 11:03 PM
I don't believe it is any more unlikely to overtrain in bodybuilding than it is training for any other sport.
04-13-2017, 12:17 AM
04-18-2017, 06:10 PM
There is not over-training itself, but moreso under eating and under recovering.
In my experience, a lot comes down to the nervous system. Lifting and other strenuous activity stresses the nervous and metabolic system.
Even if someone is working hard and eating a lot (say a lumberjack or hardcore construction worker), there is still a limit to how much they can train. If not, Olympic Sprinters, Olympic Powerlifters, etc. would train 16 hours a day/7 days a week.
06-14-2017, 04:22 PM
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01-11-2018, 04:40 PM
I'm not sure if this will load correctly, but I've tried to attach information directly from one of my books. This book is from the NSCA and is largely considered an - if not the - industry standard. This is a newer version of what was effectively one of my grad level text books. Fantastic reference. Hope this sheds some light. Apologies if it loads as a wall of text.
B.S., M.A. - Kinesiology - Exercise Science; Member in good standing - NSCA;
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01-12-2018, 02:34 AM
I think it's based on several variables. Persons age, training experience, diet, sleep, and supplementation. In my experience it is possible to get "worn down" as I call it. This usually tends to happen when one of the following slack off; diet, sleep, or supplementation.
If a person eats above maintenance, gets 8+ hrs of sleep, and hits the major sups consistently(multi, fish oil, bcaa, etc) it takes months of intense training to "overtrain". Many times though a day or two off a month can be very beneficial for my lifts.
As to the style of lifting, I don't really notice a difference in lifting for weight or reps when it comes to fatigue.
Just my experience with my body.
02-18-2018, 08:01 PM
To be honest, there are very few cases of actual overtraining. It really is hard to do. I do say though, the central nervous system does need a break now and again
MUSCLE IS MOVEMENT...MOVEMENT IS LIFE
02-18-2018, 08:32 PM
I think it is.
But under resting is real.
Think about it, if you work everyday loading boxes, at first your sore then in a couple weeks your stronger and stop getting sore. But you did it everyday.
02-19-2018, 01:30 AM
02-19-2018, 02:20 AM
02-21-2018, 11:38 AM
I hope my sarcasm is coming through over the internet...
02-21-2018, 12:26 PM
02-21-2018, 02:37 PM
I remember some of the big guys like Rich Piana talking about how if you're natural you absolutely need to let yourself have more time to recover and you can't do the same massive workouts as a guy on gear. To me it was good to hear someone with experience on both sides be so candid about that truth.
02-21-2018, 03:31 PM
03-01-2018, 01:43 PM
Few hours exercise per week shouldn't be too much for anybody unless eating and sleeping aren't in check
03-01-2018, 01:46 PM
05-01-2018, 06:58 AM
Don’t think overtraining is real. Anyone who is ‘overtraining’ is just not prioritising recovery imo
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