Friday, October 1, 2010

Frequency of Real Anime Training Workouts (A Prelude)

I was going to post a workout for you guys tonight, but instead I'm going to take a step back and look at all the workouts we have. In general, there are a lot of workouts that we've had in Real Anime Training and, of those, many are either very high in intensity or volume... sometimes both.

Unfortunately, training at such a high level for a long period of time can lead to overtraining. Not just your body can be affected, in terms of sickness or injury, but your mind as well. It's when your mind is affected, you find that you've taken two months off training and you don't know why. You get burnt out. Training is just "one more thing" you have to do in the laundry list of things you have to do. Especially with workouts that may be a little longer or are day workouts.

Apart from the Level-oriented workouts, there's nothing that says you can't take a longer workout and turn it into three training sessions over three days. Now, I'm not telling you to take a workout and turn it into ten training sessions for ten days, because at that point you're breaking it up too much. However, taking a very high volume workout and breaking up over a two or three day period is fine, especially if you are just starting that workout.

You have to remember that Real Anime Training is about having fun with your training and adapting it to yourself. It's about finding inspiration from the characters and stories. I am going to put up a workout next, but in the next few days, I'm going to attempt to share some more thoughts on training frequency and schedules.

That's all for today. Until next time, good luck and train hard!
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