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    Ask The Super Strong Guy: Is CNS Fatigue Real?

    By: Mark Bell

    Pro powerlifter Mark Bell answers your questions about lifting very, very heavy objects off the floor and rack.

    Date Added: Apr 18, 2013

  • Ask The Muscle Prof: The Truth About Overtraining

    By: Jacob Wilson, Ph.D., CSCS

    Overtraining is the bogeyman of the bodybuilding world. But is it really the menace it's cracked up to be? Our Muscle Prof, Dr. Jacob Wilson, looks at the research and explains how to safely increase your workload.

    Date Added: Jun 27, 2013

  • How To Combat CNS Overtraining

    By: Shannon Clark

    Just like your muscular system, your central nervous system can be overworked. If you feel tired, weak, and unmotivated in the gym, your sleepy CNS may be the cause.

    Date Added: Aug 8, 2012

  • Ask The Ripped Dude: What Are The Signs Of Overtraining?

    By: Obi Obadike

    I've graced more than 28 magazine covers in the past 3 years. The global fitness industry has branded me 'The World's Most Ripped Fitness Model.'

    Date Added: Feb 8, 2012

  • Operation Hardcore: Make Your Muscles Go BOOM!

    By: Myron Mielke

    These 4 BOMB steps are the perfect arsenal for blowing your muscles to smithereens!

    Date Added: Jun 14, 2011

  • Not Recovering? Overtraining & Diet May Be The Culprit!

    By: David Frankovic

    Overtraining can best be described as the state when an athlete undergoes a very stressful training regimen that he or she simply cannot recover from any longer. Learn more.

    Date Added: Jan 21, 2010

  • Matt's 12-Week Transformation Guide, Part 3: Training With Injuries

    By: Matt Mc Dermott

    Here are some recommendations for training when you have specific injuries which should not prevent you from stopping weight training entirely.

    Date Added: Dec 17, 2009

  • Is Your Workout Making You Sick? A New Level Of Overtraining!

    By: Lena Boone

    I was easily driven to push myself beyond my limit, thinking I would have better results and look like the goddess I'd always wished... Get a reality check and some helpful tips on avoiding this training pitfall right here. Learn more.

    Date Added: Apr 2, 2009

  • A Novice Trainer Trap - Overtraining: Causes, Symptoms And Solutions!

    By: Alex Stewart

    When I started lifting weights, I fell into the same trap that most novice lifters do; I over trained. Here are the most common symptoms of overtraining, 6 common causes and possible solutions! Learn more.

    Date Added: Jul 29, 2008

  • Less Is More: The Muscular Battle Against Overtraining!

    By: MuscleTech

    Overtraining is one aspect of bodybuilding that is usually forgotten - Gym-goers end up with a severe plateau! This article outlines the damaging effects of overtraining and how you can tap into serious muscle growth.

    Date Added: Jun 10, 2008

  • Stop Overtraining Now! Vary Your Workouts With Periodization!

    By: James Kohler

    Adding variety to an exercise program can improve adherence and can also help you stay physically challenged and mentally stimulated. Blow away your plateaus by considering the following ideas and methods of variation training.

    Date Added: Dec 14, 2007

  • Overtrain If You Don't Want To Gain!

    By: Robert DiMaggio

    What is the ideal way to train for maximum gains in size and strength? There are some general rules that I feel should be followed by the drug free bodybuilder in order to avoid overtraining and to optimize gains. Learn about them here!

    Date Added: Oct 30, 2007

  • Overtraining: Learn The Causes, How To Identify, & Prevention Tips.

    By: Dr. Warren Willey

    I have had a number of people report to me with similar complaints: fatigue, muscle tension, prolonged soreness... After a thorough review I discovered they had been overtraining. Get details on causes, identification tips, and more right here!

    Date Added: Oct 22, 2007

  • What Is Overtraining: Learn How To Recognize & Avoid It.

    By: Mr. Ryan Swan

    Overtraining is an all too popular trend with bodybuilders and other high intensity training athletes. In the following article we will review what overtraining is, what the signs are, how to spot, and how to avoid overtraining.

    Date Added: Apr 12, 2007

  • How Can One Prevent Overtraining?

    By: Topic Of The Week

    How can one prevent overtraining? Very often bodybuilders fall victim to overtraining. Find out what some of the symptoms are, prevention, and more... Get the facts and opinions right here.

    Date Added: Aug 9, 2006

  • Overtraining: Signs & Solutions!

    By: Fawnia Dietrich

    Overtraining is a common problem in weight training, but it can also be experienced by runners and other athletes. Learn what it is and how to combat it right here. Check it out!

    Date Added: Feb 9, 2006

  • Manual Labor Employment, And Training!

    By: Hardgainer.com

    What can you do to keep those bodybuilding gains coming if you have a job doing manual labor? I will share with you what I did to turn my losses into gains. Learn more...

    Date Added: Nov 21, 2005

  • High Frequency Training: Avoid Overtraining!

    By: Mike Mahler

    Tired of training programs that want you to avoid overtraining at all costs? Then maybe you should take a look at High Frequency Training!

    Date Added: Oct 4, 2005

  • How To Benefit From Planned Overtraining!

    By: Kelly Baggett

    What is overtraining, and can we benefit from it? Well overtraining itself is not what you want, however over-reaching by design can be a good thing. To get more detail on this topic continue below.

    Date Added: Jun 22, 2005

  • Beware Of Overdoing It: The Pitfalls Of Pre-Contest Diet And Training!

    By: Matt Shepley

    There seems to be two more obvious reasons why physique competitors don't achieve as much definition as they hope to for a show. One is not applying enough effort and the other is to much effort. Read on to learn some of the symptoms of overtraining.

    Date Added: May 24, 2005

  • Don't Let Overtraining Stop You!

    By: Shannon Clark

    As the athlete continues to get better, it is human nature to want to add more and more stimulus in the hopes that they will continue to improve. Often this is not the end result however...

    Date Added: Jan 11, 2005

  • Rest & Overtraining: What Does This All Mean To Bodybuilders?

    By: Jeff Behar

    There are many bodybuilders who do not realize the important role rest plays in obtaining maximum performance and results from the hours spent in the gym. Learn the importance of recovery!

    Date Added: May 14, 2004

  • Overtraining: A Bodybuilding Nemesis!

    By: David Robson

    This article will try to shed some light on this most serious of bodybuilding dilemmas and provide ideas on how to avoid becoming overtrained while continuing to gain muscle consistently.

    Date Added: May 11, 2004

  • Overreaching & Overtraining!

    By: Dr. Squat

    Let’s look for answers systematically (there are some, you know!). First, let’s talk about stress. Then about how it causes overreaching and overtraining, and what to look for as markers. Finally, how can we control it.

    Date Added: Apr 19, 2004

  • Overtraining And Fatigue Among Young Powerlifters!

    By: Dr. Squat

    No exercise or training program proceeds completely free of difficulty. There are certain problems you're bound to encounter and, therefore, should be on the lookout for...

    Date Added: Apr 19, 2004

  • Nutritional Status & Overtraining!

    By: Dr. Squat

    The International Conference on Overreaching & Overtraining in Sport is held each year. At this years conference, they brought up some great ideas! Find out what they are and how does it effect you...

    Date Added: Apr 16, 2004

  • Exercise And Autoimmune Disease?

    By: Other Writer

    Written by Tammy Thomas. After being suddenly afflicted with an autoimmune disease, my most beloved pastime activity of weight training came to a screeching halt. Find out how I overcame it and made new gains!

    Date Added: Apr 9, 2004

  • What You Don't Know About Overtraining - Part 3!

    By: Other Writer

    Written by Tammy Thomas. A good coach will recognize overreaching and overtraining and will convince the athlete that a day off now is better than a year off later. Learn how time off, supplements and much more can help you recover faster and prevent overtraining!

    Date Added: Apr 8, 2004

  • What You Don't Know About Overtraining - Part 2!

    By: Other Writer

    Written by Tammy Thomas. This week we'll cover stress in general, discuss the difference between exercise and non-exercise stress, and talk about some very interesting connections between mood and training status.

    Date Added: Apr 6, 2004

  • What You Don't Know About Overtraining - Part 1!

    By: Other Writer

    Written by Tammy Thomas. The general definition of overtraining is this - a syndrome occurring in athletes who train too frequently/in excess OR who may not allow for adequate recovery from intensive exercise. Read on to find out about the basics of overtraining!

    Date Added: Apr 2, 2004

  • Shut Up & Grow!

    By: Kerry Dulin

    You’re a warrior, you’ve paid your dues. Others have come and gone and yet you’ve remained, pumping furiously. Countless nights in irons cold embrace, unbreakable. You have been faithful to the cause, lifting religiously, offering your body as a sacrifice on the alter of steel.

    Date Added: Mar 16, 2004

  • The Overtraining Syndrome: Are You Overtrained?

    By: Shane Giese

    When was the last time you took a day off for rest and recovery? Can't remember? You might be on the brink of overtraining. Find out more about the symptoms and when you need to take time off...

    Date Added: Dec 13, 2003

  • Overtraining: The Demon Of The Natural Trainer!

    By: Matt Danielsson

    While a drug-using athlete can train twice as hard as the natural and make gains, overtraining is probably the number one reason for frustration with naturals - simply because the body never gets the time and rest needed to rebuild itself and grow.

    Date Added: Nov 18, 2003

  • Can Overtraining Lead To Cancer?

    By: Rob Wilkins

    Overtraining wears down the immune system and does not allow the body to fully recover. Find out how too much of a good thing can actually hurt you.

    Date Added: Nov 8, 2003

  • Are You Working Too Hard?

    By: ISSA

    If you think that spending more time in the gym will give you better overall results, think again. Excessive exercising can quickly lead to overtraining, an imbalance between training and recovery. Learn why and how to prevent it!

    Date Added: Sep 10, 2003

  • Intuitive Training Defined!

    By: Coach Sonnon

    If you want to prevent burn-out over-training and injuries, and if you want to continue to make positive results indefinitely, then your RPE should be one of the key factor in your program assessment.

    Date Added: Sep 10, 2003

  • Overtraining Revisited!

    By: David Knowles

    As previously stated, quality experimental research is still warranted in this area of overtraining and staleness. However, the present evidence suggests promising ways to prevent staleness and maximize performance in athletes while overtraining.

    Date Added: May 5, 2003

  • Volume Manipulation: Overtraining For Overgrowth

    By: IDS Sports

    Volume manipulation can help you make new muscle and strength gains. Use this four week program of overtraining and then tapering down back to normal to bust through your current plateaus!

    Date Added: Mar 18, 2003

  • The Pump, Growth & Cheating

    By: Pauline Nordin

    Most people benefit from heavy workouts, but what is often omitted is that heavy is not equivalent to big weights. Heavy training for me is insane intensiy, extremely slow motions, almost no rest and too many sets. Learn why!

    Date Added: Jan 20, 2003

  • Exercise: How Little Do You Need?

    By: Pete Sisco

    For the guy who wants maximum results with minimum time invested, an ultra-brief but ultra-intense workout will be performed about as often as he gets a haircut!

    Date Added: Jan 18, 2003

  • Take A Break!

    By: Chris Zaino

    In my experiences over the years I have been training, taking a total week off from the gym has been a major contribution to my longevity and constant progress in bodybuilding and health in general.

    Date Added: Jan 2, 2003

  • Bodybuilding For Babyboomers: Train Right To Succeed.

    By: Babyboomers

    You have been training hard over the holiday season, but now your hurt. Learn why your body reponds different that it did 20 years ago and find out how to prevent injury!

    Date Added: Dec 26, 2002

  • Sleep, Rest And 24-Hour Nitrogen Retention!

    By: Planet Muscle

    Well, to help each of us find our own meaning of life (besides Monday night football), we use names and labels. We have names and labels for everything in bodybuilding.

    Date Added: Dec 23, 2002

  • Intensity Or Insanity

    By: AnimalPak

    The gym attendent told me not to go over there but I did and he said 'I'm going to kill you if you don't get the hell out of here. I'll kick your ass.

    Date Added: Dec 18, 2002

  • Are You Working Out Too Much, Too Often?

    By: Shawn LeBrun

    Are you trying to convince yourself that the more time you spend in the gym working out, the better off your results will be?

    Date Added: Oct 11, 2002

  • Exercise And The Immune System - Should You Workout When Sick?

    By: Contributing Writer

    Most athletes or avid exercisers will train through an illness or post training soreness even though the results limit advancement in their training goals. Science research supports the theory that the human immune response is at risk when over training occurs.

    Date Added: Jul 30, 2002

  • Tunnel Vision And Myths: The Education STOPS Here!

    By: Curtis Schultz

    Certain individuals are swept away in their own tunnel vision, their own way of thinking and if anyone's ways are different or someone challenges their philosophy they attack. Read about it and learn the truth.

    Date Added: Jul 18, 2002

  • Since When is High Intensity Considered Over-training?

    By: James Mace

    You're on your third and last set of squats. You take slow, deliberate breaths, feeling the adrenaline surging through your veins. With a growl of rage, you lift the bar off.

    Date Added: Jul 12, 2002

  • Muscle Injury and Overtraining

    By: David Knowles

    Most serious weight lifters have been injured before and are familiar with the drawbacks of injury. On another note, many beginning weight lifters, and even those with experience, fall into the trap of overtraining.

    Date Added: Jul 11, 2002

  • You May Be Your Biggest Problem

    By: Todd Blue

    When you stop seeing gains really sit down and analyze your own self. Take into account every possible aspect of your life. It could be: Diet, Overtraining, Illness or Personal Problems.

    Date Added: Mar 29, 2002

  • Overcoming Obstacles and Off-Season Training

    By: Joe Corleone

    For the past three months I have had two philosophies when it comes to training…HARD and HEAVY! Here is my current workout split and other things I have learned about bodybuilding.

    Date Added: Mar 7, 2002

  • Avoid Overtraining and Unlock Pounds of New Mass

    By: Greg Simpson

    Avoiding overtraining is one of the hardest things for an over-enthusiastic lifter to do. Most probably start off 6 days a week but eventually cut it back to 3 or 4. Learn when to slow things down and when to take time off.

    Date Added: Dec 5, 2001

  • The Training Dilemma Part 1

    By: Mitch Hodge

    Everyone wants to know the perfect amount of time to spend in the gym for maximum results. Three on, one off, no, four on, two off, or was it three on, two off, one on, one off?! I'm telling you it's enough to drive a hardcore bodybuilder to the lap pool. Learn about the different eras of bodybuilding and different theories.

    Date Added: Oct 1, 2001

  • Setting the Record Straight - Debunking Myths!

    By: Andy Stevensen

    There are a mountain of myths, tricks and scams that have plagued bodybuilding since its inception, which have clogged and blocked our progress from day one.

    Date Added: Sep 28, 2001

  • Overtraining and Recuperation

    By: Phano Paul Som

    I am going to address the idea of overtraining and recuperation because it is actually one of the major aspects of bodybuilding. It's simple, the harder you work your body, the more time it takes to recover and recuperate from training. Train SMART!

    Date Added: Aug 11, 2001

  • Overtraining!

    By: Russ Warren

    One of my main concerns when I started bodybuilding was not to overtrain. What are the symptoms? How can you prevent it? What should you do if you do overtrain?

    Date Added: Aug 4, 2001

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