21 Dec '15, 3pm

The Dangers of Doing too Little- Why backing off can increase stress.

Too much stress, not enough recovery and our body is primed for a state of injury, illness, or worse, burnout. It's a simple, but largely true, way to look at the world of training. We know there's this sweet spot where we can push our athletes hard enough to where they adapt to the training, but not so hard that they It sounds simple enough and it's probably true. We are mostly concerned with pushing too hard. Whether it's too many miles, too much repeats, or too little rest to allow for this, the danger arises in pushing. An increase in stressors, naturally should lead to an increase in susceptibility of our body to handle said stressors. It makes intuitive sense then that if we decrease the stressors, our body should be more robust and primed to adapt. We're never worried about doing too little increasing our stress load.

Full article: http://www.scienceofrunning.com/2015/12/the-dangers-of-do...

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