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Deliberate Overtraining

Okay, I have an idea that I thought I’d throw out for some feedback. You know how your recuperation is at its maximum rate 24hours after you work out? Well, how about a program that specifically over trains? I was thinking a 8 day split. Days 1 & 2 - Upper body. Days 3 & 4 - rest/cardio. Days 5 & 6 Lower body. Days 7 & 8 rest/cardio. Repeat. The first day would be heavy compound movements. The second day would be 8-10 rep isolation movements. The idea is to really over work the body, but then give it 6 days of rest. I won’t be doing this for a couple more months though. I’m going to finish off two more programs first. Thought?