Am I Overtraining? Question from a P90X user
A question about overtraining and adding P90X Plyometrics to a busy workout schedule
I recently received this question via e-mail and thought I would share it and my answer with everyone.
I was wondering if i am overtraining. Currently im doing two a days from monday-friday for football at SST which is professionally designed for athletes. I am also doing Ab ripper X and now I want to do P90X PLYO. If you have any suggestions please tell me. R.
Great to hear from you! You are the man! Two a days are rough enough and you are throwing Ab-ripper and Plyo in there too? You slightly insane dude, and I like it!!!
Proper rest and nutrition are VERY important. You don’t want to burn yourself out and wear yourself down. I would suggest a Shakeology shake once a day to make sure you have all the nutrition your body needs to re-build after working out. One session of Plyometrics on Sat would be a great addition to what you are doing now and will help build that explosive quickness that will really give you an edge on the football field (and any other sport.) How long do you have left of Two a Day’s? I am sure you will move into a regular schedule of weight training and football practice sometime soon. Depending on your schedule, you may want to keep doing Ab-ripper and Plyo and maybe KenpoX & Core Synergistics into you schedule to develop a strong core.. Key is LISTEN to your body and DON’T wear yourself down. Make sure you get plenty of rest. I like Shakeology because it is one shake that gives you all the nutrition you need for one day so you KNOW you have covered all you bases. Your body needs LOTS of fuel to get though everything you are putting in though.and You need to make sure you give it the proper amount of sleep and rest too.
Please let me know if I can help you in any way, I would like to hear back from you on what you decide to do and how it goes. Once football season is over you may want to start doing the regular P90X schedule in the off season to keep in fantastic shape. When you come back, you are going to have a edge over all your teammates!
Send me back some details about yourself and what position you play, Hope to hear back from you soon!
1. Proper nutrition becomes even more critical when you are exercising like this guy.
2. Proper rest is also critical for your body to recover between workouts. Make sure allow for PLENTY of sleep between workouts and take Sunday off to give your body plenty of rest. Your body needs rest and nutrition to re-build your muscles and fuel your body for the next workout.
3. Listen to your body and know when you are pushing it too far. You WANT to push your body out of it comfort zone, but not to the point of making yourself sick or injuring yourself.
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