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CNS Over-activation for Type 3

Hi CT,

I’m wondering which factors cause the greatest CNS over-activation for type 3 lifters in your experience…

  • intensity?
  • volume?
  • pushing sets close to failure?
  • exercise choice?

My goal is get the most out of training without messing up my sleep, which isn’t great as it is. Seems like I can do plenty of volume (as long as I’m not hitting failure on my sets), and be just fine. However, I haven’t been able to isolate which other factors over-activate my CNS.

Per your recommendation, I have been taking glycine on workout days. It certainly helps, but isn’t a 100% fix.

Thanks for your time and attention!

I feel that…

get to failure and go beyond failure.

very demanding for the CNS