joeblack2022 wrote in post #14354350
That's what I was getting at, I doubt someone could put in maximal effort every single workout and be able to sustain that. And even if they were able to, you'd probably notice a performance drop instead of an increase!
Yeah, you need time to recover properly too. You damage your tissues during a workout, then they heal; in fact, they heal stronger than they were to begin with. This is called overcompensation. However, if you don't leave enough time to recover between sessions, the tissues don't reach their original state and you end up in a downward spiral of decreasing performance, chronic pain and missed goals. This is failing adaptation, aka overtraining (or as some prefer, 'under-recovery').
I try to keep in shape - the nice thing about rowing is that you can eat pretty much whatever you want and not get fat I am trying to cut a bit of weight though; I'm aiming to compete as a lightweight at uni, so I need to drop about 8 kilos. Should be doable, since I still have my 'winter coat'!