Rest and Overtraining (from The Ultimate Guide To Male Enhancement)
The following is a chapter taken from the book: The Ultimate Guide To Male Enhancement.
Signs of overtraining
Overtraining isn’t always easy to detect. A good rule for male enhancement training is:
Standard training should NOT be painful and should induce no more than moderate discomfort.
If you experience tissue exhaustion for more than 30 to 60 minutes after training, residual soreness lasting more than 24 hours or a continued drop in EQ, then this is a good sign you’re overtraining.
Overtraining can be cumulative and express its symptoms slowly, like deteriorating EQ, or it can be instantaneous if an injury happens. Injuries can be passive (e.g.: bruising, swelling, strains, etc.) or more active– as in symptoms of ED or even hard flaccids in severe cases.
The most commonly abused male enhancement exercise was the Jelq. In more recent times, the Kegel appears to have surpassed the Jelq for the exercise that’s most commonly reported as causing issues. In most cases, the overtraining comes from a combination of contracting the PC too hard and in performing Kegels indiscriminately. To prevent this from occurring, Kegels should be performed using just enough contractile force to complete the repetition. It should also be performed as part of a standard routine so
● Exercise synergy can be taken advantage of and
● You can keep track of your training.
Once advanced levels of training are achieved, these restrictions can be loosened somewhat.
The best form of treatment for overtraining is rest. Hot wraps, massage and anti–inflammatories can all speed healing in mild cases.
A thorough evaluation should be conducted to determine what led up to specific instances of overtraining, so you don’t do it again.
The Importance of Rest for Growth
There’s an interesting observation which can occur after a one–week rest period. Many trainees notice what’s known as “rebound” gains after their break. This is normally assessed by taking measurements both immediately after a training cycle ends and immediately before the new cycle is set to resume. The last figure is considered the total “net gains” for the previous cycle.
To benefit from this effect, your training cycle should be set up so your final week of training has you right on the edge of potentially overtraining. You should start noting a slight plateau in your EQ by this time.
In addition to this, it’s often recommended you take a longer “deconditioning” break of two weeks or more at least once a year. Not only will this allow your penis to get a much–needed break from training, but it’s also refreshes your mental state. When your break is over, you should be eager to resume training due to renewed motivation.
During your training cycles, it’s vital you allow for enough rest for recuperation AND growth. It’s entirely possible to get your penis to adapt to very strenuous training loads without growth and often this is due to not allowing enough rest for growth to occur.