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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Its no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

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    Can someone give me some advice on Overtraining.

    Currently i'm about 4 months into Bill stars intermediate 5x5 and have made some massive strength and size gains, I'm just worried that i might have started over-reaching leading to overtraining. I'm looking for a good read somewhere on Overtraining and what to look out for.

    For example, should I be worried about overtraining even though i'm still currently making 5lb increases on all my lifts every week?

    thx guys.

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    I agree with Off Road:

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    To start...

    I would read some articles on overtraining to understand some of the signs.
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    if your lifts are still going up you are ok. if you start stay sore for longer periods and feel fatigue, then you probably need to take some time off.
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    On something like Starrs 5x5 it should be rather easy to see if you are over training. If you can't hit your volume or intensity then take a look at recovery. If you are concerned about overtraining/recovery, play with the "volume" day's volume.
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    Apologies for the unapproved links. If you hit the net, there is of course some good reading that will lay out simple signs. Otherwise, those above have given some great direction. Best of luck with continued gains!
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    All good points. It's also good to plan deload weeks here and there to help prevent overtraining.
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    I was told there was no such thing as over training only under resting? Gotta tell ya I kind of agree...

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    ^^^That's a good way to put it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruff Riff View Post
    I was told there was no such thing as over training only under resting? Gotta tell ya I kind of agree...
    Eh to an extent, there is a time continuum of rest to recovery so yes in a since there is only so much you can rest and recover so in since when you hit that point you can ultimately over train.

    But most people have no idea what over training is and dont train hard enough to even approach over training. When ever people tell me they arent making gains i purposely tell them to over train, and when they hit that point, take ten days off from working out, and they are amazed at the gains.

    Now with all that being said, dont worry about over training that much it takes a **** ton of effort to get too, more than most people are willing to put forth, just work hard, eat rest and as long as your getting stronger keep on keeping on
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