Posts Tagged ‘dogma’

Challenging accepted dogma: THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS OVERTRAINING!!!

October 28, 2014

I like people who challenge commonly accepted dogma. And this fellow John Broz definitely challenges dogma. Here’s a taste:


If you can’t do something you are not in good enough shape. Here is a story:

If you’ve got a job as a garbage man (or run a jackhammer, or some other physically demanding job) and had to pick up heavy cans all day long, I’m sure the first day would be very difficult – possibly almost impossible for some to complete. So what do you do? Take 3 days off and possibly lose your job? NO! you would take your sore, beaten self to work the next day. You would mope around and be fatigued – much less energetic than the previous day, but you would make yourself get through it. Get home, soak in the tub, take aspirin, etc. The next day would be worse … etc. etc. Eventually you will be running down the street tossing cans around and joking with your co-workers. How did this happen? You forced your body to adapt to the job at hand! If you can’t squat everyday, lift heavy everyday then you are not OVERTRAINED, you are UNDERTRAINED!