Episode 8: Too Much

A good question for all coaches is “How much is too much?” We should ask this about all forms of programming, but it is perhaps most important in regards to strength as that is where many people overdo it. The tendancy is to think more is always better. But eventually we all learn that it isn’t the case. Adam Nelson, recently wrote about how he discovered this in his own career:

“And then it hit me that there is only correlation between maximum strength and power. The less your sport resembles a weight room exercise the less you need to focus on maximum strength. It seems to me that understanding this little nugget is key to maintaining a high level of performance well into your middle ages.”

-Olympic Champion Adam Nelson

On this episode of the podcast we discuss where to draw that line in training for a variety of sports and some useful training philosophies that can help ensure your training priorities are correct.

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Further Reading

The following links were referenced in the podcast or provide some additional reading on the topic:

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  1. […] How much stimulus do we need to accomplish something? The answer was an eye opener for me in my own training this year. We discussed this with Benn Harradine in our episode on training over 30. The topic also relates to Episode 8, where we asked how much is too much? […]

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