Thursday, November 12, 2009

Reach Your Goal Fast and Avoid Pitfalls

Hi guys,

A post from my trainer, Rob Lagana.

The importance of periodization training: Training too often and trying to adapt in too many different ways all at once (power, strength, hypertrophy, endurance) will result in overtraining.

A smart approach is to use periodization training. Periodization training is simply a planned training program.

You can have weekly, monthly and yearly exercise training plans.

It has been shown to be an effective form of program design.

The primary benefit is to allow for maximum levels of adaption and minimize overtraining.

You can train different forms of strength and control your volume of training. With periodization training you can write down your progress and then reassess your training either on a weekly or monthly basis.

This can help you avoid stagnation, training plateaus, overtraining and assist you with reaching your goal faster.

Overtraining is like an overload to your system. The body can't keep up with the adaptations your trying to meet in your fitness, bodybuilding or sports training.

If your using periodization training for sports, you will greatly benefit by progressively adapting to increased levels of volume training and avoid overtraining.

Some symptoms of exercise overtraining are:

Loss of appetite
Decreased Immunity
Sudden drop in performance
General Irritability
Gradual Increase in Muscle Soreness

By using the a planned program such as periodization training, Overtraining syndrome is easily preventable. Unfortunately, most athletes avoid periodaztion training because they rely too much on their instincts. By design your instincts tell you to remain comfortable or ignore the above symptoms because when you start reaching an over trained state, your instincts which are your internal feedback mechanism will not give you an absolute accurate decision to treat and avoid overtraining.

Robert Lagana

Robert Lagana has been weight training and helping people for over 16 years. He has competed in numerous bodybuilding competitions and is a multi-title winner. He currently holds the 2006 Mr. Canada Natural Bodybuilding title in the NFSO & IFSB. Along with experience, He teaches natural muscular development as a therapeutic approach.

Great info...thanks Rob!!
Joania (2KMINE!!!)


karen@fitnessjourney said...

Great post, how generous of your trainer to give us this information.

cmoursler said...

Nice info. I try to switch things up every three to four months. That is how often I get bored. I am slowly building everything from endurance to muscle strength. these things take time.

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Anonymous said...

"Some symptoms of exercise overtraining are:"
THANKS Rob and Joania for sharing this!!! I have been feeling EXCACTLY like this for the past month. I have trained 5 days per week for the last year but lately,my focus was gone (I told you that I fell off the wagon!!) I think this is what I have, I did too much for too long and at somepoint thought I was depressed!
Thanks for saving me from insanity!

Fast Weight Loss said...

Fat converting into muscles is really long process. I don't mean that fat converts to muscles exactly but yes when we help ourselves in burning fat with training session it seems all fat is converting into hard muscles,