Let me start out that I am a huge fan of the 5/3/1 program. It helped me break through my squat plateau within six weeks of the program. For that, I am extremely grateful.
A few musings popped into my mind while I was reading Beyond 5/3/1.
It seems that overtraining, or the avoidance of it, is a major point throughout the book. However, the wording in the book makes it sound like it is very easy to overtrain, on this I may be wrong. I have read several articles, including here at TNation, that imply that one would have to seriously make an effort to overtrain, and even then, some will not reach it (I think if you type in “TNation overtraining myth” into Google, it is the very first result).
My questions are: do you utilize a different definition of overtraining than others? If so, what is it? If one does reach overtraining, how would they recover from it it terms of rest, diet, and returning to the weight room utilizing the 5/3/1 principles?
Thank you for your and anyone else’s answer.