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Overtraining Recovery


#1

I know this has been talked about before, but I've been searching and can't seem to find it. What is the best way to recover from overtraining? I know rest and good nutrition, but what else could help speed it along? Would neural charge workouts help? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.


#2

Why do you even think your over trained? Its pretty hard to do in my experience; you have to train a heck of a lot and have tons of stress - booze in my case.

I over trained 2x the last 8 mths and i train 4-6 hours a week and drink almost everyday, weighting 270-280lbs.


#3

If you have overtrained, the best thing to do is rest a few days maybe walk if you really wanna get some type of workout in. When I overtrained, I took 3 days in a row off from training.


#4

Citriline Malate is a great supplement to take to help with the recovery process along with circumin which can be found at most nutrition stores or health food store. I use these two with a lot of my clients who are new to training and may be extremely sore. MAG-10 is a great recovery supplement i use as well.


#5

It takes weeks, if not months to overtrain. Just take acouple of days, eat lots of low fat foods, take a walk on the beach/park/etc, get a massage, have sex, meditate, go see a movie.....

Short word, active rest.