Coach is Overtraining Us

I play football and my coach has us working our upper body the same exercises and muscles every single day of the week. We either do 2 sets of 10 or 3 sets of 15 on each weight near our mmaxes. Is there any way I can recover faster without this overtra IningOn a side note I do my squats at home and then at football practice we push sleds run and hit and I wonder will this overwork my legs?Ining? I heard you should work your legs until you can’t walk the next day but I fear that I won’t be at full strength at football practice.

I’m guessing you’re in the summer practices (possibly 2 a days) portion of the football year, correct?

At this stage, lifting should be minimal. The goal is to maintain the strength gained during the offseason, and to keep you as freah as possible for practice. Nothing more.

The general consensus is that lifting should generally be 2 days a week, and should be as little volume and intensity as is possible to maintain strength (so you can be as fresh as possible for practice).

Unfortunetly, it sounds like your coach is not very knowledgable on lifting. A lot of coaches aren’t, and it sucks. Doing extra lifting on your own is only going to make the problem worse, so I wouldn’t suggest that.

Just try to recover as much as you can. (plenty of food, sleep, and stretching. Possibly take some contrast baths)

Thanks man

that’s rough man… try to recover best you can. eat A LOT and healthy that’ll help the most.

x2 to what Other-Chris said. If you have little to no control over your training, you need to have that much more control over your nutrition and recovery.

[quote]JMike21 wrote:
I heard you should work your legs until you can’t walk the next day but I fear that I won’t be at full strength at football practice.[/quote]
This sounds like more advice from your coach. :wink: Suffice to say, no, that’s not how you should work your legs. Soreness after some workouts is one thing, being unable to function is very much something else.