Workout of the Day
5 rounds for time of:
5 deadlifts 225/150lbs.
15 lunge steps
Post your scores to the Whiteboard.
Melissa K. and Josephine
“A few of my lifters and I have gone through periods where we literally squatted every day – even Sunday – often multiple times a day. The highest frequency I’ve personally done was fourteen sessions per week. I was doing thrice-a-day on Monday and Wednesday; twice-a-day on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday; and once-a-day on Saturdays and Sundays. My progress was unreal.
Don’t worry! I’m not going to ask you to lift fourteen times a week.
When I talk about daily training I’m going to follow the lead of many others, like my buddy Bret Contreras, and stick with five days a week of lifting. Yeah, yeah, that’s not technically daily. But, it is close enough for our purposes.
Most adult athletes (even most high school athletes) can’t afford the time to train more than five times a week. They can recover from it just fine (overtraining is not a complete fabrication, but it is close to one). However, the time constraints are rather high for most of us, so eeking out fives sessions per week is going to already be pushing it. Therefore, when I refer to “daily training” I’m talking about five day a week.”—Nick Horton for Breaking Muscle
“Broz believes that there’s no such thing as being overtrained, just undertrained.”–Bret Contreras for TNation.com
“If you got a job as a garbage man and had to pick up heavy cans all day long, the first day would probably be very difficult, possibly almost impossible for some to complete. So what do you do, take three days off and possibly lose your job?
No, you’d take your sore, beaten self to work the next day. You’d mope around and be fatigued, much less energetic than the previous day, but you’d make yourself get through it. Then you’d get home, soak in the tub, take aspirin, etc. The next day would be even worse.
But eventually you’d be running down the street tossing cans around and joking with your coworkers. How did this happen? You forced your body to adapt to the job at hand! If you can’t’ squat and lift heavy every day you’re not overtrained, you’re undertrained! Could a random person off the street come to the gym with you and do your exact workout? Probably not, because they’re undertrained. Same goes with most lifters when compared to elite athletes.“–– John Broz 2002 (from Bret Contreras’s TNation.com article)
Observations From Squatting Daily “I don’t believe that sport athletes should train this way as they need days off to stay fresh. Oly lifters don’t have to worry about maximizing fitness and minimizing fatigue until a competition comes up. Athletes need to do this on a weekly basis, and often several times per week.”—Bret Contreras, The Glute Guy