no recovery ability

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no recovery ability

Postby grzeniak@hotmail.com » Feb 19, 2005 22:01

Mr Kurz,

Help me out on this one...doing three days a week of weight training..typically Mon- Upper Body Wed- Legs Fri-Upper Body... about 40 minutes aerobics on the days in between, and on weeknds, in form of boxing windsprints jump rope and the like..CANNOT recover, sore and always tired... Help..getting 8 hours sleep, and normal diet..

Kevin

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Re: no recovery ability

Postby mmeloon » Feb 20, 2005 23:44

grzeniak@hotmail.com wrote:Mr Kurz,

Help me out on this one...doing three days a week of weight training..typically Mon- Upper Body Wed- Legs Fri-Upper Body... about 40 minutes aerobics on the days in between, and on weeknds, in form of boxing windsprints jump rope and the like..CANNOT recover, sore and always tired... Help..getting 8 hours sleep, and normal diet..

Kevin

Big Fan


Kevin, I'm not Mr. Kurz but I don't think you need to be to answer this one. Do less work. Seriously. Even in the sample workout progressions Kurz gives in Stretching Scientifically -- which are probably designed for the serious athlete -- there are some rest days. You are doing something strenuous every day. No wonder you cannot recover. You'll have to play around to find out how much your body can really tolerate. If I were you, I'd decrease volume and not intensity but you'll have to find what works for you. But give yourself at least 1 day of complete rest (don't do ANYTHING!) a week.

By the way, "normal" diet is not the same as "good" diet. Are you eating enough vegetables? Vitamin pills are not an acceptable substitute. EFAs? Given your athletic schedule, you'd better be eating pretty well. How much food are you eating?

Good luck. It may be difficult at first to ease up a bit but you have to understand that your body is telling you someting. You need to pay attention. If you don't give your body the rest it needs, you'll get injured and then you *will* rest, whether you want to or not.

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Postby UKfightfreak » May 26, 2005 17:51

Peoples Idea of normal vary's greatly.

With that schedule you will probably be need to eat a lot.

Also you may need more recovery time, try having two full days of rest - whether that is one on a weekend and droping a weight session in the week.

Remember you do not grow in size or strenth while training - that happens when you are resting - after training.
Matt

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