8) Over stimulating and under recovering. (READ this one).
In my over 20 years of training with 100% focus on achieving as much muscle growth as possible, I’ve only been overtrained once. And I’ve only ever seen a handful of people who were overtrained yet it seems to be a catch phrase in the fitness industry.
Most people are simply under recovered.
Current society places a huge amount of emphasis on a “how much can you get done in a day” thought process. And no one goes deep on anything.
I get asked how many exercises for growth and often want to answer with “how about you start with ONE and actually do some f’n work.”
We all over stimulate ourselves with coffee, TV, radio, phones, stimulants, workouts, stress, and do nothing to combat the other side of all this stimulus.
Meaning, the calming and relaxation process of our bodily systems. (NOT the same as lying on the couch).
Over stimulated adrenals, under stimulated thyroid, low testosterone, poor sleep and the self perpetuating necessity to double the dose of the pre workout just to get through the day.
I suggest you take a whole week each month for a technology and stimulant detox.
NO TV, read a book.
Get outside, and get to bed shortly after the sun goes down.
No caffeine or stimulants, try a some water with lemon to energize you. Most people have no idea that the reason for their lack of energy is terrible food, artificial lighting, polluted environments, contaminated water, disrupted circadian rhythm, and it’s all coming from a few simple and controllable factors.