Overtraining: A Crash Course...

Discussion in 'Health and Fitness' started by Bigmikey, Oct 4, 2010.

  1. Bigmikey

    Bigmikey Internet Pacifist.

    The both of us have had our fair share of health issues but we're both on the mend. I start a new job tomorrow but it's in the city so it'll cut my free time dramatically. I will have to become a morning lifter - something I've not done since bloody basic training!

    Glad to see there are still a few folks around here that are familiar!
  2. slipthejab

    slipthejab Hark, a vagrant! Supporter

    I think Big Mikey's article represents a good portion of my life. :(
  3. Smitfire

    Smitfire Cactus Schlong

    My god they're all coming out the woodwork now. :)
  4. slipthejab

    slipthejab Hark, a vagrant! Supporter

    lo and behold....
  5. Fish Of Doom

    Fish Of Doom Will : Mind : Motion Supporter

  6. belltoller

    belltoller OffTopic MonstreOrdinaire Supporter

    ::Not content with merely raising the dead, CrowZero turns his sorcery to summoning the Devil Himself::

  7. imran87

    imran87 New Member

    over training is not good but one must define the limit so they don't get over exhausted
  8. jacobroca

    jacobroca New Member

    tbh I'm not really sure I entirely believe over-training even exists. My military days consisted of intense physical activity 7 days/wk for many hours a day...hell in boot camp there were times we would get to sleep for less than 4 hours a night...try tellin the sgt he was "over-training" us lol.
  9. Hannibal

    Hannibal Cry HAVOC and let slip the Dogs of War!!! Supporter

    Did you maintain that schedule AFTER bootcamp? :)

    Overtraining is very real - one reason competitive fighters cannot stay in "fight shape" all the year round.

    However, it is more likely that most people UNDER train and then wonder why they are so damn sore after every workout :)
  10. jacobroca

    jacobroca New Member

    touché - that schedule probably lasted only 3 months a year so you may be on to something... maybe 3 months isn't a long enough duration to begin taxing the body?

    So... what would you say is excessive in that regard... 4 months? 6 months? a year?
  11. Hannibal

    Hannibal Cry HAVOC and let slip the Dogs of War!!! Supporter

    A boxer can run 8-10 week training prog for a fight so 3 months seems optimal. Police training tends to run about 6 months and is physically less demanding than a boxer, but has a lot of "class pressure" too
  12. Dead_pool

    Dead_pool Spes mea in nihil Deus MAP 2017 Moi Award

    Bootcamp isn't only about creating fitness, its mentally breaking a person down and rebuilding them stronger.
  13. Van Zandt

    Van Zandt Mr. High Kick

    Even the Paras had tapering and deloading built into their basic training when I went through it, and that was over 13 years ago. The platoon staff were even given guidelines by the PTIs on how much physical punishment they could give us in the dorms. Overtraining was taken very seriously and the Paras are nuts.

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