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Old 05-06-2010, 03:44 PM   #21
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8. If you're tired, train. If you hurt, train. If you have free time, train. If you're injured, go to the ER. If you're not injured, train.
Hyperbole...one can only hope.
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Old 05-06-2010, 03:50 PM   #22
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Yes, lots of hyperbole. All of his lifters train with him because he is there and because they want to. Basically he means you can always do something, so there are no excuses.
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Old 05-06-2010, 03:59 PM   #23
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But alas, all I knew at that time came from Muscle and Fitness.
I know exactly what you mean. My freshman year in college, my friends and I must have wasted untold hours reading that magazine.

A few years later and wiser, we began referring to it as "Muscle and Fiction".
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Old 05-06-2010, 04:06 PM   #24
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Wow! Was that Victor approved?
Hahaha, I am pretty sure if I had not made that snatch in the end he would've given up on me! He was still not happy about the whole thing but maybe the PR made up for it?
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Old 05-06-2010, 04:35 PM   #25
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Hyperbole...one can only hope.
when i was cycling it was, "miles on the bike is money on the bank" it's a a question of proportion and intensity. but still...it all helps.

I think one of the quotes is," the day will never come that you can't lift the bar"
same idea. if you want to get stronger, do something towards that goal every single day.
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Old 05-06-2010, 07:20 PM   #26
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Along the same lines of Dan Gable's idea of "if something is important, do it everyday" idea?
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Old 05-06-2010, 08:21 PM   #27
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Along the same lines of Dan Gable's idea of "if something is important, do it everyday" idea?
that's been ringing in my head all week. i've squatted every day, sometimes twice and if it's wrong i don't want to be right.

seriously, i'm trying to change up my squat stance and this was the best way i could figure to do it.
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Old 05-06-2010, 09:52 PM   #28
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that's been ringing in my head all week. i've squatted every day, sometimes twice and if it's wrong i don't want to be right.

seriously, i'm trying to change up my squat stance and this was the best way i could figure to do it.
But what about mixing up the intensity? You can still squat everyday and not have to max out everyday.

I think they said that the Bulgarian lifters who were tested had adrenal glands something like 11x as large as normal adrenal glands.

I have also read about a study they did on American lifters who were introduced to Bulgarian-style maxing everyday. They eventually got used to the stress, but once they took some time off (I think it was a week or two), they started feeling sluggish and overtrained. When they started lifting again, their bodies were aching and still felt overtrained.

I've experienced a similar phenomena the two times I went to OCS. You start to adapt to maxing out everyday. I had some strength drop off due to all the endurance work and lack of sleep, but my endurance improved both times. Then, I'd come home and rest about 4-7 days, and it would take me 1+ months before I could exercise again without pain (i.e., aching joints, weak/heavy muscles).

Just something to think about...
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Old 05-06-2010, 10:28 PM   #29
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Ever hear the addage that every day out of the gym, it takes two to get you back to where you were?

Take a week off and it will take 2 to get back...and so forth. I see this every day at the gym when a kid or parents decides to take a day off here, then another one there, and then let's go on a trip here, etc. Guess which kids don't progress.
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Ever hear the addage that every day out of the gym, it takes two to get you back to where you were?

Take a week off and it will take 2 to get back...and so forth. I see this every day at the gym when a kid or parents decides to take a day off here, then another one there, and then let's go on a trip here, etc. Guess which kids don't progress.
What I'm talking about is not what you're talking about. You don't experience overtraining symptoms with what you're talking about. You can get major DOMS and want to sleep like 10 hours, but that's not the same thing.

Plus, taking a week or two off can be good for you. It's probably better if you do something physical during that time though.
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