Some trainees think that “beasting” themselves is the only way to progress and develop. While some would admire this attitude, it is not healthy

While we MUST push ourselves BEYOND our comfort zones to progress, weeks of training until our muscles can no longer execute the movement properly very quickly flips and has a detrimental affect on our neurological system. A weakened neurological system leaves us vulnerable to greatly reduced performance along with many other health issues and illnesses

In a bid to keep this post simple, it’s ok to push ourselves to failure every now again as we test our limits to see what our bodies can achieve, but if we constantly push sessions to failure we get overall system failure

Take a week as a “download period” after an intensive period of training, during a long periodised training cycle or simply spend 2-3 weeks every 6-7 months (of consistent training) working at a comfortable intensity to allow a full recharge of your bodies neuromuscular potential

You may even notice a spike in performance when you return

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