Overtraining vs. Under-Recovery: A Paradigm Shift

“Overtraining” is a buzzword used in the strength and conditioning industry. Often we’re told that overtraining leads to reduced performance on and off the field, delayed progress, and even injury. But does overtraining exist, or is it simply a misused term, describing another aspect of performance that’s often overlooked? Tyler Koch, MS, CSCS, argues that instead of focusing on overtraining, coaches should focus on their athletes’ ability to recover from training.

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Active Recovery 101

Active Recovery 101

Recovery is the unsung hero of performance development. Ask any NFL player on a bye week: maximizing your recovery times so that you can get back in the weight room or out on the field is a huge advantage. Managing when to rest, when to take it easy, and when to get back out there and go 100% is a product of how well you manage your post- and pre-training maintenance.

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