Tuesday, November 23, 2010
I spend a lot of time reading blogs, and I learn a lot. I also have received comments on comments I make ... some of the comments are some times unkind. Hey I am a 'big boy' - and i can handle it.
However, there are some things that bother me a great deal. One of the things I do a lot is - read. I read about nutrition. I read about exercise physiology. I read about a lot of stuff which is related to this journey, and when I advise people, I am generally well prepared. I usually don't comment or give advise, if I am not sure.
Recently I saw a post by someone who had worked out several hundred days in a row. To me that is a disaster waiting to happen. Your joints gets fatigued, your bones runs the risk of fractures (based on a concept similar to metal fatigue), your muscles does not get time to recover. There is a reason why coaches 'prescribe' rest days for people who work out. Not only do your bones, ligaments, and muscle get a rest and a chance to rebuild - there is also data to support subsequent workouts are stronger.
Chris Carmichael, Lance's coach, has a book called 'eat right - train right' i think, no matter we are doing to reach our goals, Carmichael concept is what we all should apply - no matter what level we are.