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Overtraininghe said “there’s no such thing as overtraining.
Either you misunderstood him or he lacks knowledge regarding it.
Overtraining is a chronic condition that is produced when an individual continue to train in a fatigued state.
The longer an individual continue to train in a fatigued state, the longer it take to recovery. Also, the greater chance of injury.
Generally speaking, if an individual continues to trained in a fatigued state for 6 week, it going to take approximately 6 weeks to recovery.
Now let look at....
Overreaching is the prequal to Overtraining. Overreaching is acute Overtraining. That meaning that recovery occurs quickly, comparative to Overtraining.
Periodization Training is a planned number of weeks in which training intensity is gradually increased. In the final week, an exercise program is pushed to the limit, as mean of increasing progress.
Once the final week of pushing the limit is achieved, a new Periodization Training Plan is set up. A new program with a light, easy load is followed. Each week the intensity is increased until the final week, where the intensity is pushed to the limit.
This type of Periodization Training Plan provides stress as a means of increase strength.
Then the new Periodization Training Plan with light, easy load, allows for recovery. Recovery is where strength is achieved.
Research on this falls into Common Sense.
The greater the trauma to the body, the longer the Recovery Time required.
To reiterate, Overtraining produces a chronic effect, requiring more Recover Time.
Overreaching produces an acute effect; recovery occurs quickly. It is effective in achieving long term success in a well written and executed Periodization Training Program.
the world’s best train on the verge of injury.
Back To Overreaching
To reiterate, a well written and executed Periodization Training Program needs to be pushed the limit in the final week of training to elicit the greatest training effect.
In doing so, pushing the limit means that individual sometime risk crossing the line; as you stated being "On the verge of injury".
One of the keys to ensuring the you don't cross the line comes from learning to recognize the signs and then stop.
Being able to recognize "The Signs" is learned over time,
It similar to...
Driving A Car
Overtime, when you see a red light ahead, you learn how much pressure to apply to the brakes to stop at the light.