Originally Posted by Garrett Smith
If you won't take time off by your own choice, your body may choose to make you take time off through injury or dis-ease.
The low testosterone is epidemic among those over-exercising.
Do what you like. There is no substitute for proper rest & recovery. Ignore at your peril.
Dr. G really helped me out fixing this for myself. I had low test levels, high cortisol levels. I was overtraining and under recovering. The high intensity work just isn't sustainable. Don't get me wrong, I understand the role of HIT, and I do see the results that it can elicit, but over a longer timeline, it just runs you down.
Take time off now by choice. It's much better than the alternative, like when you catch back to back flus and then start getting stress fractures left and right.