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Overtraining isn’t what you think. You’ll hear two stories going around lifting circles. One tells you that you have to be careful, that you have to keep your volume low and limit how often you train. If you don’t, you’ll overtrain and probably die or wind up with pointy elbows. The other tale says that there’s no such thing as overtraining, that you just need to eat more and sleep more, and you can go buckwild. I think both of these are wrong. The warnings against overtraining are grounded in good science, but they miss the mark with regard to how most of us are lifting weights. And worse, they encourage a mindset of mediocrity. Claims that there is no such thing as overtraining are equally misguided, and in the wrong hands they encourage reckless, self-destructive practices. I wrote Squat Every Day to get a handle on these problems, to look at what the best current science tells us is going on in the human body in response to weight training, and to see if we can’t get past the dogmatic thinking that misleads us. In the end, I want to have a conversation about how we think about our training, what it means to be recovered, and most of all, what we can do about it.
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About the Author
Matt Perryman has been lifting weights, coaching others, and writing about it for over a decade now. He spent some time squatting to a max every day, and figures you should know about it too.