Thursday, 30 June 2011

Are you Overtrained or Undertrained?

This recent article on T-Nation talks about the training methodology of John Broz, a guy who specialises in getting people strong. His advice goes against much of the conventional wisdom regarding volume and rest but his results are clear to see.

So, what is the secret? If you're struggling to increase your strength take a read of the article - it may just help you push that little bit harder.

Train hard!


  1. That all sounds pretty extreme, but if it works and reduces injuries then there’s no arguing with results. I wonder if that level of training would transfer over to other sports or general fitness? I think some MMA guys (and girls) train that kind of volume, but I’m not sure.

    I try to do some work on my body every day, 3-4 main workouts per week, plus sprints, weighted hikes and parkour. A ‘rest’ day for me would be doing 2-3 mobility WOD’s. I think I’ll step things up a bit once summer rolls around since its dark when I get home each day, and always wet so I can’t train as much or as long as I would like.

  2. I definitely think it raises some good points about pushing through supposed "overtraining". Too many people stall at levels far below their potential due to this.