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  1. Skippie22
    Skippie22 at |

    Hi Jos! I’m in the little BodyRock (smaller) facebook group and have also been battling overtraining. I’m curious if you can connect your bout with overtraining to your stringent diet, and if the ensuing weeks of easing up on the food rigidity has had any difference in your body’s ability to recover?
    I also found it impossible to believe that Zuzana’s (or BR’s) 10-15 minutes per day had resulted in “overtraining”, which is why I didn’t believe it and didn’t do anything about it for 4-5 months (oops!)….but I’ve tried again and again to ‘get back into it’ and all 10 symptoms of overtraining just keep crashing down on me (it’s so awful, I can’t begin to describe it).
    ANYWAY, are you better? Do you know what worked? Did you “ease back” into 5(6?) days a week of BR-type workouts (I also do Angry Trainer, Jess, Kyla, YouAsAMachine…whoever has a BR-style workout posted anywhere for free!) or did you just dive right in to as-hard-as-you-could every day?
    Your blog is wonderful — good for you and thanks for sharing all your great recipes and advice!

    1. Jos
      Jos at |

      Hi Deanna!

      Yes I’m also in the Bodyrockers FB group you mentioned..thank you for visiting my blog 🙂 About the overtraining, I know it’s hard to believe BR style workout can result in overtraining while it’s only 15-20 minutes. I’d say the better way of saying it is being “burnt out”. After a while my body might get “bored” with the similar routine thus refuses to cooperate with me. What I’ve done, I stopped BR completely and just continued with 50 burpees per day for 50 Days Challenge which I joined that time. I did that for an entire week and sooner later I started to “miss” the usual workout then I eased back in and actually I came back stronger than before.

      RIght now I’m doing my own March Challenge, which you can read about details here if you are interested: http://delightfultastebuds.com/2012/02/29/march-challenge/. I am back to BR again, but not completely. Some days I just composed my own workouts, some might be from ZWOW, some from BR etc…I guess variety is the key. 🙂

      Thanks again for stopping by 🙂

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  4. Kath (My Funny Little Life)
    Kath (My Funny Little Life) at |

    Happy Chinese New Year to you, Jos! I have this waking-up-at-night as well, but also I don’t actually train … Perhaps I should train more? 😉 But you seem to train a lot, so probably your body wants more rest. 🙂

  5. Kath (My Funny Little Life)
    Kath (My Funny Little Life) at |

    Happy Chinese New Year to you, Jos! I have this waking-up-at-night as well, but also I don’t actually train … Perhaps I should train more? 😉 But you seem to train a lot, so probably your body wants more rest. 🙂

  6. Katie
    Katie at |

    Interesting.  I wake up in the middle of the night 4-5 nights a week.  I never really thought about it being connected to overtraining.  *gearsturning*

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