@CT, I’ve always worked out so until I feel tired due to my competetive background in various sports. Does it mean I’ve been working out too much in regards of CNS? I usually feel completly caput for about 2h after training, evenif I eat properly.
Also, what kind of training do you recommend for CNS demanding weeks like “project deadline” where CNS (brain) needs to function optimally? thanks[/quote]
I see this a lot with athletes and former athletes. I had to send athletes home several times mid-workout because they were showing signs of neural drain. The workout is NOT a competition, the workout is a tool to make you stronger and in better physical condition to perform better… if fatigue masks fitness you will never be able to perform at your best, and your workouts themselves will start to suffer.
I’ll give you an example. I teach/coach olympic lifting with several crossfit athletes, many of whom are currently competing in the crossfit open (to qualify for the games).
One of them I only coach in olympic lifting, the other I also do her whole training plan.
The first one has A LOT more potential, a true genetic freak. Early in the season she won many big competitions. But now she is completetly run down because she is training too much and too hard and as a result she is ranked in the 30-40 in Canada East while many beleived she would be top 5.
The second one, I’m planning an approach that leaves her CNS fresh so that she can showcase her best performances… as a result she is in the top 10 .
It’s a lot easier to halt progress by overtraining than it is by undertraining.