Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Good article over on T-nation...

Christian Thibaudeau has a good article over on about 6 Dumb things to do with your training - and I particularly like the sections on "Overtraining" and Plyometrics.

Overtraining is perhaps more feared than most communicable diseases and Christian does a great job of breaking down the information regarding overreaching, overtraining etc...
There was a post over on the forum re:Overtraining but the question was actually a recovery question - The person was wondering if it was ok to work a bodypart again if it was still sore or "fatigued" from the previous workout. Nothing to do with the physiological condition of overtraining.

Plyometrics are perhaps one of the most misunderstood and poorly applied techniques in the field of strength and conditioning and Christian does a great job of laying out the facts and providing wonderful information.
Did you know that a 2-4 week phase of plyos should only be done 2 times a year? And that the total number of foot contacts is far - far- far less than is typically recommended? If not - read the article and Supertraining.

I like it when someone else does the writing and I can just point and say - read that!
There is some good stuff out there - but you have to be careful.

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