What is progressive overload?
We all want to grow in performance and strength and the surest way of getting to the next level is called “progressive overload” — you challenge yourself to always train hardest and push through ever more intense workouts …. Progressive overload trains your body to adapt to the new conditions you’re putting upon it, and “feeling the burn” after a workout is always a great sign that you’ve done a great job!
The first key however is to make sure that in conjunction with progressive overload, you give your body a chance and time to recover …. it’s called “stress adaptation” : Build up. Back off a little. Build up. Back off a little. Overloading the body and then giving it a chance to recover, adapt, and heal before placing more stress upon it, is a great way to train.
The second key is to cross train: during your training week, alternate your aerobic activity days with strength training days, lifting weights and conditioning all your muscle groups for strength and volume. This will not only bring you much better posture and overall strength (provided you work hard at it and don’t take shortcuts)
The third key is to sleep! Yes, sleep! Your body does most of its repair and rebuilding while you sleep. And logically, if you’re not getting the right amount of sleep, you should back off from training until your sleep hours are back to normal.
How to avoid overtraining?
Common signs of overtraining: if you experience any of the following, you need to stop training and take a few days rest. And if those signs continue to persist, you need to go see a doctor right away
That’s all, hope this helps! And always please make sure you have lots of fun!
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