• Published: 17 November 2013
  • Don't let overtraining slow the muscle gains you should be seeing

    Ask 10 guys in the gym what they think about overtraining and 5 will probably tell you it doesn't exist and the other 5 will be right! Overtraining is a very real problem for the natural lifter not aided by performance enhancing drugs. In fact, your body has a limited capacity for recovery (even when getting optimal sleep and nutrition) and therefore training volume must be respected.

    The concept of overtraining revolves around establishing the minimum effective dose to elicit a change in your muscles. Going beyond this dose (or volume) begins to invite muscle damage or a depletion in your body's reserves needed to fuel your recovery. That said, undertraining (the opposite of workout overtraining) can also be a problem. This comes when the workout intensity is lacking and not enough of a stimulus is provided to the muscles to cause them to have to change.

    The secret to a successful plateau free lifting experience is to be able to identify the symptoms of overtraining and then modify your exercise or bodybuilding workouts to eliminate the volumes causing the overtraining.

    Those that are experiencing signs of overtraining or are constantly over working their muscles will become more irritable, will feel more fatigued, might have a higher resting heart rate, and see all strength and size gains come to a halt.

    Other channels on RUclip have addressed the concept of overtraining but perhaps not from the same shoes as many of the guys that are watching the videos and seeking out the information.

    For a detailed workout and nutrition program that provides the natural lifter with a blueprint for muscle stimulation without annihilation, therefore promoting plateau free gains from day 1 to day ninety...be sure to check out the ATHLEAN-X program at athleanx.com/endovertraining

    For more videos on proper training volume, supplements, muscle recovery and avoiding overtraining with short workouts...be sure to subscribe to our channel on RUclip at http://pedofolie.info/user/jdcav24
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Comments • 4 320

  • Zetsuke4
    Zetsuke4  1 weeks back

    I train everyday for hours during summer is that why my muscles break down hours after my workout and in the morning-noon?

    • ramenrae
      ramenrae  1 weeks back

      What about waiting for the weights or machines...

      • Aleksandras Čupinas
        Aleksandras Čupinas  2 weeks back

        so should i let my muscle rest 48 hours?

        • Grace Faataitai
          Grace Faataitai  2 weeks back

          I like the whole timing yourself thing, but I tend to make extra trip to the bathroom during any workout.

          • Anymation
            Anymation  2 weeks back

            I train my arms almost every other day because there my weak points and I’ve seen way faster gains then when I had longer recovery days I’m completely natural

            • Clyde Smith
              Clyde Smith  2 weeks back

              My GF says I am edible :)

              • Shannon Nunn
                Shannon Nunn  2 weeks back

                It's good to over train a bit just to kill off all the weak cells that can't survive the process... The fit cells then divide and are more resiliant. Your cell population is better.

                • Bogdan Volkov
                  Bogdan Volkov  2 weeks back

                  Great video, but based on what Jeff told us, should we rest during the deadlift approaches for 60 seconds ? OK I did 4 sets before giving up in the Stanovoi, then move on to the next back exercise (e.g. pull-UPS on the bar) and that during this transition from exercise to exercise I should still do a 60 second rest ?

                  • James Hall fishing
                    James Hall fishing  2 weeks back

                    Can't wait to get into this program!

                    • Guilain Bohineust
                      Guilain Bohineust  3 weeks back

                      So helpful!! So basically what Jeff recommands is: 20 sets of 45 secs, going slow (4sec per repetition), over a 40 min total workout, ie 2 min per set, and then get the hell out of the gym to let the body do the rest of the job by itself.

                      • we know his voice
                        we know his voice  3 weeks back

                        Video gives me good understanding come to Jesus people time is short put your faith in Jesus repent trust in him to get everlasting life and fallow him meaning live as he lived do as he did obey his teachings time is short

                        • Eugene Coln
                          Eugene Coln  3 weeks back

                          40 minutes...husband/father approved.

                          • TJ Cowart
                            TJ Cowart  3 weeks back

                            I thought this video is to stop over cooking meat

                            • Junard Habasi
                              Junard Habasi  4 weeks back

                              I thought the title was about overthinkingggggg

                              • City Wok
                                City Wok  4 weeks back

                                I like my muscles well done

                                • Henry Battestelli
                                  Henry Battestelli  4 weeks back

                                  What about super sets though?

                                  • Chad Rudiaschy
                                    Chad Rudiaschy  4 weeks back

                                    Here we see the beginning of Youtube data suggesting 10 minute videos are good, as a grown man pads out his point with useless shots of him comparing working out to cooking.

                                    • Finn The Goldfish
                                      Finn The Goldfish  4 weeks back

                                      Show this to Every Damn Day Fitness

                                      • Crossover 69
                                        Crossover 69  4 weeks back

                                        I fucking love you man ..

                                        • JImmy Sanders
                                          JImmy Sanders  4 weeks back

                                          *Rich Piano has joined the chat

                                          • Clash Smchitcle
                                            Clash Smchitcle  4 weeks back

                                            This is what i hate to hear

                                            • uskur
                                              uskur  4 weeks back

                                              stretching and warmup sets waste too much time: confirmed

                                              • *EAGLE* a c e
                                                *EAGLE* a c e  4 weeks back

                                                I came here just to see the steak lol

                                                • Braadyx YT
                                                  Braadyx YT  1 months back

                                                  Yeah but a burn will turn into a naughty tan!

                                                  • Nick F
                                                    Nick F  1 months back

                                                    I actually invest the additional and unnecesary time searching for weights that i need when they are not in the place where they are suppossed to be (facepalm). I have to recognize, i feel happy and proud when i finally find them. 3 Reps of 45-50 secs of Weight searching, awesome excercise, it teaches patience endurance.

                                                    • Mike Tu
                                                      Mike Tu  1 months back

                                                      Training is killing your gains

                                                      • Kaila Michalke
                                                        Kaila Michalke  1 months back

                                                        So...for someone who doesn't workout and is just starting out and wants to get the fastest results (strength over bulk,) would several short sets a day be ok? For instance 10 sets throughout the day of 10 reps at 10 lbs on something like a bicep curl, tricep kick back, etc. like I can't even do a push up, so is that too much? I'm sore but never in pain sore, not tendon or joint sore (reference to his soreness video)

                                                        • Ali Sh
                                                          Ali Sh  1 months back

                                                          After 6 years of training, I am finally seeing results!! Cant believe I've been overtraining for 6 years.

                                                          • Jayson Crotts
                                                            Jayson Crotts  1 months back

                                                            I was bodybuilding naturally and overtrained I am dealing with nerve damage and herniated disks and hopefully recovering from insanely painful sciatica.

                                                            • Xandy Programmer
                                                              Xandy Programmer  1 months back

                                                              Only one steak was harmed during the filming of this video.

                                                              • Spiritualistic
                                                                Spiritualistic  1 months back

                                                                In summation - drop the Arnold Schwarzenegger mantra of 'more is better' routine, and adopt the Mike Mentzer way. ONE working set per exercise is all you need to stimulate growth.

                                                                • Pula Negro
                                                                  Pula Negro  1 months back

                                                                  So your saying that the best of all time did it wrong?

                                                              • Diz D
                                                                Diz D  1 months back

                                                                I workout while I’m sleeping

                                                                • Luis Estevez
                                                                  Luis Estevez  1 months back

                                                                  So the day has 24 hours and training for 2 is considered overtraining. Apparently 22 hours is not enough time to recoup. WTF?

                                                                  • Andrei Luciu
                                                                    Andrei Luciu  1 months back

                                                                    "if you wanna become stronger you need to take longer breaks" is this ok?

                                                                    • tiger zero
                                                                      tiger zero  1 months back

                                                                      Train to failure WTF, are u retarded

                                                                      • Steven Corral
                                                                        Steven Corral  1 months back

                                                                        Almost halfway through the video. Still havent heard you explain your main idea. Thumbs down.

                                                                        • Josh B
                                                                          Josh B  1 months back

                                                                          I've just been doing my set exercises till failure, ends up being around 40-45 minutes. Home gym so no distractions either.

                                                                          • Isaac Ixtupe
                                                                            Isaac Ixtupe  1 months back

                                                                            Quick question...due to my work and school schedule sleeping is hard to do. I literally sleep between 4 to 5 and sometimes up to 6 hours. Any suggestions on that matter?

                                                                            • tyguy360Gaming
                                                                              tyguy360Gaming  1 months back

                                                                              Isaac Ixtupe yeah you need sleep that’s when your muscles recover, you need at least 8-9 hours

                                                                          • Roy Caceres
                                                                            Roy Caceres  1 months back

                                                                            Wow is this really true

                                                                            • joker28666
                                                                              joker28666  1 months back

                                                                              but is a 60 second rest time between sets enough?

                                                                              • Darien Britton
                                                                                Darien Britton  1 months back

                                                                                None of these examples show any indication of how working out too long can be a problem.

                                                                                • Spiritualistic
                                                                                  Spiritualistic  1 months back

                                                                                  The longer you work out the longer it takes to recover. And intensity is always more effective than volume training for size/strength gains.

                                                                              • Haziq
                                                                                Haziq  1 months back

                                                                                "If you are not overtraining, you are undergaining." - Dom Mazzeti

                                                                                • SoCal Justice Warrior
                                                                                  SoCal Justice Warrior  2 months back

                                                                                  I like to train for an hour. Why am I not allowed to all of a sudden?

                                                                                  • Brandon Johnson
                                                                                    Brandon Johnson  2 months back

                                                                                    Jeff has a video saying overtraining is bad and another video saying overtraining is good...🤔🤨

                                                                                    • Jack Ryan
                                                                                      Jack Ryan  2 months back

                                                                                      I know yeah he has videos that contradicts other videos

                                                                                  • Parth Chaturvedi
                                                                                    Parth Chaturvedi  2 months back

                                                                                    If someone takes 62 acetaminophen, they'll almost certainly die of Liver failure. Cannabis might be less harmless than 62 pills of Tylenol.

                                                                                    • Dan Mueller
                                                                                      Dan Mueller  2 months back

                                                                                      Chef Jeff

                                                                                      • Jason M
                                                                                        Jason M  2 months back

                                                                                        The sound quality of this channel has come a long way since this video.

                                                                                        • Robotic_Llama
                                                                                          Robotic_Llama  2 months back

                                                                                          I deadass like my meat that way fuck off :)