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April 2, 2013

4/2 "Under training Vs. Over training"

Here are some interesting articles that touch on both under training and over training. You could be selling yourself short or overdoing it. If you get a chance, I'd suggest reading each of these to get a balanced view on the subject!"The evils of Under training.""Let's flip the script...""Signs of overtraining..."Common ways you could be under training:-Focusing only on improving one aspect of fitness(only working on strength or endurance and avoiding balance and coordination work)-Not giving 100% at the WODS(if you're never sore, you're either taking a crap ton of fish oil or you're not working hard enough)Common ways you could be over training:-Sacrificing form to get that PR on a heavy lift.-Not modifying a workout you know will aggravate an injuryIn summary:Listen to your body and get to know what it is trying to tell you. Being sore the whole week doesn't necessarily mean your over-doing it. Maybe you need to be throwing some serious mobility and stretching into your routine as well! At the same time, when you start to notice "injury pain" give your injury time to heal, not by completely halting your training, but by modifying the WODS to meet your needs!We should be constantly striving to find a balance between pushing ourselves past what is comfortable and training smart, which means listening to what our bodies are trying to tell us and learning from past injuries we could have avoided.

Strength:Find 1RM back squat

WOD:800m run, 50 situps, 25 deficit pushups (45/25 plates), 400m run, 50 situps, 25 deficit pushups, 800m run

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