#AskAchieve 44: How to Address Overall Tightness, What to do for Muscle Imbalances, and How to Tell if You're Overtraining!

Episode 44 May 07, 2018 00:19:55
#AskAchieve 44: How to Address Overall Tightness, What to do for Muscle Imbalances, and How to Tell if You're Overtraining!
Sweat Out; Happiness In!
#AskAchieve 44: How to Address Overall Tightness, What to do for Muscle Imbalances, and How to Tell if You're Overtraining!
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Show Notes

What's up, Achievers?! Another fun episode for you all! In the first question, we discuss how to address if you or you're client has a lot of tightness overall in their hamstrings, upper traps, pecs, etc. We reference the book "Original Strength" by Tim Anderson that serves as the basis for a lot of our answers here (3:10). One area we didn't touch on was foam rolling/soft tissue work so make sure to include that as well! Next, we cover what to do for muscle imbalances (one muscle being a lot stronger/bigger than the other side). Don't worry - it's super common and normal, but we cover some ways to help mitigate having the imbalance become too great (9:49). Lastly, we answer a question from Tara Gentile - host of the podcast, "What Works". Tara's podcast is fantastic for small business owners that are looking for what has helped other small business owners become successful - definitely check it out! Anyways, her question was about overtraining. We discuss generally how to tell if you're overtraining and that there are a whole host of factors that go into overtraining. We also talka bout how if you are feeling run-down, you might be actually be "under-recovered" rather than "over-trained"! There wasn't a hard and fast answer here, but hopefully some of the discussion will help give you all a better understanding of the concept (14:23)! We hope you enjoyed this episode! If you did, we'd love you forever if you left a review on iTunes - it seriously helps us out a lot! Please DM us @achievefitnessboston on Instagram if you have any questions you'd like us to answer. Until next time, Peace, Love, and Muscles!

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