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Over-Training and the Realities Surrounding Adrenal Fatigue with John Badessa on The Consummate Athlete Podcast

May 13, 2018

Over-Training and the Realities Surrounding Adrenal Fatigue with John Badessa on The Consummate Athlete Podcast

If you didn’t catch this week’s Consummate Athlete Podcast episode, go back and give it a listen if you’re an athlete who’s ever wondered if he or she is slipping into overtraining. AHEM. I really enjoyed this talk with John because it showcased one super important fact: You don’t need to be a Tour de France-level pro to be running into adrenal fatigue issues (or, more broadly, overtraining.) Bike doc Michael Ross once reminded me that even three hours a week can lead to overtraining if you’re new to training! It’s always a good reminder—and John’s story sounded pretty darn familiar to me. After years of working through tons of gut and muscle cramping issues, I can safely say that most of what caused them was overtraining and the stress that it brought.

We. Need. To. Recover. Case in point: my first Ironman was 3.5 hours longer than the one we did last summer, but my 2017 volume compared to 2012 was probably half, maybe even less.

It’s a great reminder for everyone, especially this time of year. On Friday, I wrote about feeling like spring/summer stresses me out because I want to up my training volume but can’t because of work/time… That’s probably a good thing for me with where I am right now. But I know a lot of people who are bailing on training plans to put in long (ill-advised) hours because the weather has finally turned. But don’t take my word for it!

Click to listen: Over-Training & BMX with John Badessa

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