Strength coaches will tell you that strength training programming for us older guys and gals can be difficult. If we’re not careful, excess volume or intensity can wear us down very rapidly.
Since we don’t recover as well as 25-year-olds, the danger of over-training for us masters lifters (45 years old and up) is always something to be critically aware of.
However, under-training can also be problematic as it often leads to stagnation or regression.
Finding the proper balance between overtraining and undertraining requires experience and self-awareness. [Read more…]