Anyone who has ever spent time in the gym has overdone it. Heck, even those of us who don’t typically spend significant time in the gym can overdo it.
Ever shoveled your driveway after a snowfall and been REALLY sore?
Ever cleaned your gutters out and been REALLY sore ?
Ever done some home improvement and woken up the next day REALLY sore?
We suspect the answer is yes to all of the above.
Knowing your limits is important. There is a difference between an intense workout that challenges your body and going overboard. Overworking your body can do more harm than benefit. The same can be said for recovery. At the Athletic Strength Institute we incorporate recovery as a planned and intentional part of our program. If you don’t give your body the proper time interval to recovery, you can again be causing more harm than good.
If you are struggling with questions like:
1) How often do I need to workout ?
2) What level of intensity should I be working at when I work out?
3) Do I need to vary my effort level?
4) How long should I give my body to recover ?
5) What do I do during a recovery phase ?
We can help you.
Our proprietary training system has been honed and fine tuned using hundreds of athletes as our test bed. We couple that with Chris Dellasega‘s deep level of experience to craft the perfect blend of intensity balanced with the proper rest periods to exceed your performance expectations.
In short, we get results.
We would love to hear from you. Drop by our gym or give us a call. We are here to help.
Recently we were interviewed by the Lawrence Journal World on the subject of
“Overtraining, under-recovering and how to handle both”
Below is an excerpt. Click here to read the full article.
Excerpted from the Lawrence Journal World
“Here’s the deal: Our bodies are really smart, and they’re good at a lot of things. However, they’re not so good at differentiating between types of stress because they respond the same way to all of it.
Exercise, as beneficial as it may be, is a type of stress on the body. Dellasega said that combines with all of the mental, emotional and circumstantial stress in our lives to amount to the “allostatic load.”
Put simply, overtraining is “an imbalance between training and recovery time,” Dellasega said.
When that allostatic load gets too heavy, bad things can happen. Some fairly universal signs of overtraining, Dellasega said, are chronic fatigue, sleep disturbance, decreased appetite, susceptibility to colds and a drop in performance. Runners who are overtraining may see their times go up instead of down, for instance, and you won’t be as strong in the weight room.”