Today we start training for Murph!
The Myth of Overtraining
All of us, at some point, have experienced a few days, or even an entire week, where we feel drained from our workouts. Some of us are feeling this way right now after the Festivus Games! Rather than feeling energized and revitalized from a session at the gym we feel sore, crabby and weak. While it's easy to attribute these feelings to "Overtraining," what is most likely happening is that we are "Under-recovering."
Recovering from our workouts and training sessions consists primarily of three important lifestyle practices:
3. STRESS MANAGEMENT
If we are not making optimal choices for these three lifestyle practices then we are just not able to recover from the physiological stress of our workouts and training. Check out this excellent short video with Dr. Mike Israetel of Renaissance Periodization & Juggernaut Training Systems. We are capable of adapting to increased volume and intensity only if we put equal effort into our recovery. Good luck!
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