Train too hard with not enough rest period and you will eventually surpass your ability to recover and make gains in your athletic ability.
Train at low levels of stimulation and risk slow or no gains.
Chronic over training is not something that will happen in one exercise setting.
Chronic overtraining is when the frequency, volume, and intensity of your training exceed your ability to properly recover and result in weakened injury prone muscles that do not improve.
The Jump Manual has put in automatic checks to keep you from long term overtraniing, and insure that you strike the proper balance and maximize the super compensatory affects of proper exercise.
Each individual has a different capacity to train and also to recover.
This is why we teach you in the Jump Manual to alter the volume of training based on the performance during training.
Lowering number of sets, and number of repetitions is built in.
You cannot "over train" in one session, you can however over reach, which is to place excessive stress on your body.
Proper training included some degree of "over reaching" which then signals to your body to build up and recover.
Place a great training stress on your body can help you body to improve quickly and tolerate great amount of exercise and supercompensation.
Many athletes starting the Jump Manual will be exhausted after the first weeks of training. But if you follow the Jump Manual recommendations your work load ability and recovery ability with both increase dramitcally.
In some successful training circles such as Bulgaria training at high intensity and volume is considered the most effective way to have your body respond by physiologically adapting to the stress.
While it is true that failing to initiate these adaptations can result in a long slow road to a higher vertical you should also be aware that failing to properly recover between sessions over time, can result in injury.
The Jump Manual approach is to track your performance and make performance based alterations.
For example if your lifting or jumping numbers are down for consequent training days or weeks, this is a signal to "deload" or decrease the training volume, intensity, and frequency in order to allow the body's tissues and systems to recover.
Another large factor in over training is nutrition.
Nutrition provides the physiological environment for your central nervous system to operate. Disrupting this balance with poor nutrition not only hinders your muscles ability to build and grow, but the central nervous system's ability to send electrical signals. Which also results in a weakened contractions and movements.
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