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2008/05/21 19:46:56 (permalink)
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short term overtrain for growth ?

When i go on Holida in July with my mates,

my training parter says it would be a good idea to mildly over train the week prior to going...

he says that this will be ok as il be taking a week off and my body will recover and possibly grow more from this ...

i can understand the principle ... overload + a week off ..

but is this adviseable ...

Mike
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    scruffy
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    RE: short term overtrain for growth ? 2008/05/21 20:00:36 (permalink)
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    it will be fine, you may find that you have been undertraining up to this point and this is your new threshold
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    mike20uk
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    RE: short term overtrain for growth ? 2008/05/21 20:57:14 (permalink)
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    really ?

    yeah i always know i could push myself further ... but dont want too add extra sets and reps on a day to day workout as i feel i would be in danger of overtraining ...

    so i think i will do my usual routine at gym add 2 sets extra too everything per workout and do 4 session rather than 3 in the week before i go ..

    then lots of rest and good food ! (by the way, anyone been bulgaria) lol ?
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    RE: short term overtrain for growth ? 2008/05/21 22:20:35 (permalink)
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    Yes, you can actually do it for about two weeks before hand if you add about 30-50% more volume in.

    It's called 'transient overreaching'. Catchy.

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    mike20uk
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    RE: short term overtrain for growth ? 2008/05/21 22:40:02 (permalink)
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    sounds good, will i notice a drop in strenght taking a whole week off you think ?
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    RE: short term overtrain for growth ? 2008/05/21 22:56:27 (permalink)
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    Maybe yes, maybe no. It depends on what you do with that week BUT

    does it matter that much?
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    mike20uk
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    RE: short term overtrain for growth ? 2008/05/21 23:55:19 (permalink)
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    no, in the grand scheme it doesnt..

    aslong as i dont drop too much on the bench press ... taken me ages to get to where i am lol :p
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    RE: short term overtrain for growth ? 2008/05/22 00:09:34 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: drewsky

    Yes, you can actually do it for about two weeks before hand if you add about 30-50% more volume in.

    It's called 'transient overreaching'. Catchy.




    Try it, and see how it goes!
    The Russian athletes used this to great effect I seem to remember?


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    RE: short term overtrain for growth ? 2008/05/22 00:16:47 (permalink)
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    Balls to the Wall IMO is very effective

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    RE: short term overtrain for growth ? 2008/05/22 14:34:48 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: mike20uk
    (by the way, anyone been bulgaria) lol ?





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    RE: short term overtrain for growth ? 2008/05/22 16:08:53 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: SAFFABOY


    ORIGINAL: mike20uk

    sounds good, will i notice a drop in strenght taking a whole week off you think ?




    When I got back from Iraq, I took two weeks off training. And all it did was good. My strength did not go, Im shure I looked bigger and I was refreshed as ever. Good thing that, taking some time off!


    If you dont train for 2 weeks your strength will go down, even if its a few reps
    post edited by Icemansoldier - 2008/05/22 16:09:23
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    RE: short term overtrain for growth ? 2008/05/22 17:35:33 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: Icemansoldier
    If you dont train for 2 weeks your strength will go down, even if its a few reps


    Depends on why you're taking the weeks off!
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    RE: short term overtrain for growth ? 2008/05/22 18:34:27 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: drewsky


    ORIGINAL: Icemansoldier
    If you dont train for 2 weeks your strength will go down, even if its a few reps


    Depends on why you're taking the weeks off!


    For holiday or rest
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