overtraining

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  1. snowolf17

    snowolf17 Yellow Belt

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    how often should i be training BJJ? can you overtrain? how many days a week would be ideal?
     
  2. platfox

    platfox Silver Belt

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    Train as much as your body and mind can handle. I don't think there is going to be a universally right answer.

    Don't ignore injuries and don't get burnt out.
     
  3. Sloth

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    Depends on the person, ime. Some people can handle 5/6 days a week training once a day, some more, some less. I think it depends on age, diet, how hard you train, if you do other stuff on the side, etc...

    I know that I have a habit of overtraining, and I have to adjust my training schedule a lot to compensate. It is worthwhile o study how athletes in other, more professional sports deal with this issue.
     
  4. redaxe

    redaxe Silver Belt

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    Overtraining has a specific medical definition as opposed to "just training too much"

    Overtraining - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    The best way to tell is to check your resting heart rate. Check it when you get up every morning for a couple weeks. If you've been training a lot and your HR is quite a bit higher the next morning that probably means you're overtrained, and you need more food, water, and sleep.
     
  5. pittelp

    pittelp Smokin Joe belt winner

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    I agree, buy a heart monitor, it's a great training tool.
     
  6. KILL KILL

    KILL KILL Gold Belt

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    usually my joints give out before the rest of my body. but that's just me
     
  7. dazed863

    dazed863 Blue Belt

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    you'll be able to tell when you push yourself too hard.

    when you feel like your plateauing or can't hang with the people you usually do well against take a few days off. i do from time to time and always come back refreshed and can deff tell how far i've come.

    just make sure if you do take some time off you run a little to keep your cardio up.
     
  8. slothofdoom

    slothofdoom White Belt

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    I used to over train quite regularily. Between 6 days a weeks of bjj I was also doing about 2 classes a week of boxing, kickboxing, mma, combat sombo (only did about 3 months), kempo jujitsu, and 1 private a week of knife fighting. I kept this schedule up for about a year until my body started rebelling on me. Started getting injured on a regular basis, started getting sick and broke out in shingle. Probaby the biggest thing tho was started getting pretty bad depression.

    These days I only realy train bjj and judo 5 - 6 days a week, am much fitter, healthier and quite a lot happier.
     
  9. wildman1717

    wildman1717 Green Belt

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    Each person is different, add to or cut back according to how you feel.
     

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