There is no such thing as over training. Only under trained. You can push yourself a lot harder then you ever thought you could.
Ditto. I switched from bodybuilding type training to Olympic lifting this year. I used to never even think about squatting 2 days in a row. Most of the programs, authors, and users here on T-Nation would say it’s stupid and counter-productive. I started doing Saturday and Sunday sessions b/c of my schedule and I’d snatch, clean & jerk, do some assistance exercises and then squat - both days, and these workouts would take just under 2 hours. From what I had read before, I thought that all this was “wrong”. But I blew past all my previous PR’s. If anything, I don’t train nearly enough - the concept of “over-training” is gone.
Also, I used to think squatting was the most challenging part of a work out. Now, when I finish with snatches and c&j’s, and it’s time to squat, I think, “Phew, just squats now.” Not that they’re necessarily physically easier, but just a hell of a lot mentally easier.
When I look around the (commercial) gym I train at, I can’t help but think that all the fitness workouts I see (that I used to do and think were hard) are like Disney movies.
I don’t care to ever read another article about squat technique. It ain’t that complicated.
I don’t care if my technique isn’t textbook on a max attempt. It’s a max attempt.
No more cardio.