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Overtraining: Recognize It and Prevent It

babybull34

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Yes. Here is a pretty good article with a bunch of references http://www.apec-s.com/The importance of grip strength.pdf and there is a book called overtraining in sports that referenced a study done on wrestlers after two days of competition, their grip strength drops. The idea is, in order to grip something you actually use 30 some odd muscles, a drop in your central nervous systems ability to coordinate between such a number of muscles would likely show quicker.
Great post, Wolf. Intriguing fact and makes complete sense.
 
400Lb Gorilla

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excellent write up POB... again lol. Deloads are shitty and boring but needed at some points especially if you are giving it your all. plus i usually come out of mine slightly stronger or atleast fresher than when i went in
 
PillarofBalance

PillarofBalance

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#39
Yes. Here is a pretty good article with a bunch of references http://www.apec-s.com/The importance of grip strength.pdf and there is a book called overtraining in sports that referenced a study done on wrestlers after two days of competition, their grip strength drops. The idea is, in order to grip something you actually use 30 some odd muscles, a drop in your central nervous systems ability to coordinate between such a number of muscles would likely show quicker.
That is killer info to have bro - big Thanks for that!
 
oldschool1967

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excellent post pillarofbalance! been there, and i will tell you, i didnt even realize i was overtraining till i walked in the gym, exhausted, id lost a few pounds, no motivation at all.i then realized i have been working out 1 month straight with no rest days ON TOP of the fact that i hadnt missed a workout, period, in my regimen as it was! somehow i went from 5 days a week to 7 and hadn't realized it.
 
PillarofBalance

PillarofBalance

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excellent post pillarofbalance! been there, and i will tell you, i didnt even realize i was overtraining till i walked in the gym, exhausted, id lost a few pounds, no motivation at all.i then realized i have been working out 1 month straight with no rest days ON TOP of the fact that i hadnt missed a workout, period, in my regimen as it was! somehow i went from 5 days a week to 7 and hadn't realized it.
I think I can almost see that happening to myself. Especially since I don't do chest on monday, back on tuesday etc... I just have workout 1, workout 2 and whatever day that falls on, it falls on. I have to be cognizant of my rest days and when to take them. Maybe a two on 1 off would be best.
 
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