I agree with him to a point actually. That point being that most people say overtrain, but few rarely ever see that point. They use the word overtraining as a crutch, and as a result don’t work themselves as hard as they could. So they don’t see the gains that are possible. I used to lift twice a day 5 days a week 2 hours at a time and go to football practice, and I didn’t get injured or feel tired all the time. [/quote]
Exactly. I know everyone is different, and I think I have a much higher-than-average tolerance for training intensity and volume.
However, I still think people are way too quick to say “well I don’t want to overtrain” as an excuse to not spend time in the gym.
If your recovery and nutrition is in order, you’d really have to be training like a maniac to be truly “overtrained”, and I honestly don’t see many people training that hard…