My goal for all of my Motor City Bootcampers and other “disciples” for the month of July is to train, every single day. By definition, our goal is to over train. Why? Because unless you’re a professional athlete in the middle of a training camp in which you’re putting in over 5 hours a day of pounding – you AINT doing it. I use “aint” for effect… I’m actually somewhat literate. Point is, even the majority if the pro athletes that DO train that often are still fine. Why? Because they have access to massage and other types of therapy to keep their body in a mode that it’s able to recover. Their programming is set up in such a way that they’re constantly doing different things so that the body doesn’t adapt to one particular movement, thus it doesn’t get over worked to the point that there’s an injury. Over training is the most “over”used word in training. Most of the people I see, even the trainers, are FAR from over trained, they’re under trained. By a lot! Take this month (actually next month) and train your ass off, every day. If you’re sore, do something light. If you’re not, hit it hard. Doesn’t matter, just train. Get enough sleep, eat well and drink lots of water. Guess what’s going to happen? You’ll be in better shape and will most likely have gotten twice the amount of training sessions in over the month than you would have, had you listened to conventional advice about how often to train. When you look exactly how you want to look, perform exactly how you want to perform and feel confident about your next olympic time trial or pro fight, we’ll talk about over training. Until that point, quit being a pussy. You’re fine. The soreness comes from training the way you need to train. Barring injury (which is usually from bad form and not frequency of training), you’re fine. Wipe your tears away and move your ass – you’ll feel better soon. If you don’t? Do it again.