Monday, May 24, 2010

John Broz Quote About Lifting

My brother shared this with me...thought it was very interesting.

"NOT training everyday leads to more injuries! IF you train everyday then your entire body is fatigued. Muscles, tendons, cartilage, ligaments, etc. When you train every other day, then the muscles and avascular tissues don't recover at the same pace. What happens is the muscles become fresh and recover but all the connective tissue is NOT. When the additional stress put on these weakened tissues (that never really got a chance to recover) by fresh muscles = injury. Lifting everyday keeps everything in a state that is equal and consistent within the system. A balance or harmony within. The fatigued muscles can't contract enough to harm the other tissues. The weak link moves from body part to body part, and in a sense is not letting the other parts max so that's when they are resting!" ---- John Broz

1 comment:

  1. Very interesting for sure. I like the logic. I try to be as bad on Sunday as I am the rest of the week.That way no one can accuse me of being a hypocrit. The best way to get out of debt is to spend more money.The best way to avoid injury is to wear everything out equally. Coach Broz is apparently having some success, although most of us would like to see his athletes actually lift in a real national level meet and not just on Youtube. Some specimens may be able to thrive on such a program. I suspect that most would not. Interesting though.It's great to hear different perspectives.