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Fitness Mythbusters Part 2

Posted by Mike Sherbakov in Fitness. No Comments

9th April

Continuing from a previous blog, here are a few more fitness misconceptions I often hear from clients:

1. More is better

In an effort to get stronger, faster or to improve athleticism, most people resort to adding more volume. This is often at the expense (or neglect) of added recovery. In order for your body to adapt, it needs sufficient recovery time. While periods of volume increases can be beneficial in increasing one’s capacity, continually adding volume without rest will eventually have detrimental effects on performance. If you’re practicing a skill with a fatigued body, muscle memory will remember it just that way. It’s important give yourself time to recover from skill-based practices or you’ll be teaching your body to remember undesirable movement strategies.

2. Strength is not important for distance running

Although it’s true that every distance runner should not be built like … Read More »