Monitor fatigue after training
Through my posts on training I have described the importance of monitoring fatigue in training in order to be ready for the training that will make you improve.
It’s not to be understood that less is more but simply that sometimes you have to do less in order to do more!
One of the key elements of building fitness is being in control of the stimulus you apply to your body – this should follow a progressive adaption model. This means you should build you training according to your fitness. It’s not about being able to train harder but it’s all about being able to absorb harder training.
In order to do this you must make sure you don’t waste yourself in training – rather a little bit less all the time than a lot a few times. Training should be a year round thing and if you remember not to get too tired you will be able to train year round with progress.
One of the best ways to monitor your fatigue levels is how you respond to training.
I think everyone can remember a hard training day when they have felt good energy despite having tired muscles – this is good fatigue.
On the other side I think also everyone has tried to finish a training session and go almost straight to bed - this is bad fatigue.
When you start to feel tired in a bad way after training you should take some easy days and when you train hard again you will feel good after the training.
This is a good way to monitor you fitness.