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The Synergy

Have you ever noticed that you have a tendancy to eat healthier on your workout days than on your “days off”?

If this holds true to you, have you also noticed that you have a tendancy to train harder on those days you eat properly? If these observations suits you (and I bet they do), then you are conscious of the synergy between food and exercise. Life is synergetic – if one area of your life doesn’t work, it will affect other areas as well.

Some believe that training every day will lead to overtraining, but that’s not true. In fact, your body responds and adapts to the increased training frequency by speeding up the recovery process.
As an example: when I joined the army there were a bunch of guys who’d never worked out their entire life. Here our bodies were pushed to the limits every single day to weed out the riff-raff so to speak. Not one single person I was in the army with ever suffered from overtraining. I’ve also spent some time at trainingcamps where we trained hard 4-8 hours a day, 6 days a week, still I have yet to meet someone who overtrained.
Now, I’m sure overtraining exists on some level, but it’s not just a result of training frequency, but also intensity, volume, variation, stress levels, diet, rest and other factors. Going to the gym every day and making it a part of your everyday life will not make you overtrained.

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This entry was posted on May 9, 2013 by in Training and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , .
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