So after about 6 weeks doing modified waterbury method workouts I feel like I am reaching just the cusp of overtraining. I feel anxious and my concentration has been off. I have been way more overtrained than this in the past, and know that I should back off now before real overtraining sets in.
However, I’d rather not just give up excercising altogether. Although my body is tired, I was wondering if perhaps instead of complete rest I could just switch gears a bit.
My thoughts are to do 2 weeks of only GPP/HIIT (4-5 times a week, something like GPP-HIIT-rest-GPP-HIIT-rest-HIIT), which gives me a break from heavy stuff, while giving me a chance to increase my work capacity, VO2max, aerobic capacity, etc … which would all help when I go back to heavy lifting afterwards.
what do you think? do you think this is viable, or will GPP/HIIT be just as taxing to the system, and therefore futher aggravate the potential overtraining.