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Muscle soreness is not an indicator of overtraining. Go ahead and work out.


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I think most popular and effective training programs do not allow you to recover fully. Recovering fully, being at peak power and endurance, is usually achieved by tapering off your training. As such, simply by the fact that you'd taper off a training program (like 5/3/1, 5x5, etc) before a competition, it's a logical conclusion that not tapering off (ie: ...


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If you can't go into the gym and squat heavy twice a day, every day, you aren't overtrained, you're undertrained. (John Broz) And Why is it that those most inclined to worry and ask about “overtraining” are about as likely to set a new record in the Olympic Decathlon as they are to ever overtrain? (Greg Glassman) Your question is very subjective, ...


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I'm not aware of any concrete studies on the matter, but basically CNS fatigue can be summed up like this: it's the overall degradation of hormones and neurotransmitters that are required for sustained physical output. I wrote an answer a while back that gets into the fairly low level chemical actions that limit strength output, it's worth reading if you ...


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It really depends on your goals and programming. The answer could be yes or no. With my current routine, for example, I dead lift, front squat and bench press three times a week, however, I only complete 10 reps of each lift per session (broken up into 2-3 sets, rarely more than 85% 1 RM). Without getting into the fine details of my current program, I'm ...


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It's sometimes said: Improvement = training stress + recovery Your training puts a stress on your system, and during recovery you get stronger. Most training programs are built around generating different kinds of training stress in efficient ways and providing appropriate time to recover. Both the amount of training to create stress and what is needed for ...



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