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Supercompensation: Just a fake?

The term “supercompensation” is familiar to most athletes. But what exactly is supercompensation? And does this concept have any right to exist at all? What is supercompensation? After a set training stimulus, the body regenerates the stressed muscles in order to repair them. It often overshoots the initial level and regenerates “too much”. And in most cases this is exactly…

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Let’s talk Regeneration

With a good understanding of how important regeneration after training is for growth and improvement, many question what to do. To some this means doing absolutely as little as possible. To others this means training muscles other than those just trained. And to others it means working the same muscles as those trained but only easily, without any fatigue. Truth…

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Regeneration or overtraining?

Overtraining is your enemy: it makes build-up success more difficult. So your task is to avoid overtraining. Hard training: yes, but without the danger of weakening your own body. What is overtraining? You are overtrained if your muscles can never fully recover over a long period of time. The problem: You don’t get stronger or more massive, but weaker. You…

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Regeneration: What does it actually mean?

All the time you can read here about regeneration. But what is regeneration anyway? And why is it important for your personal training planning? Regeneration means: recovery Regeneration is simply about allowing the body to recover. Recovery means: to get back from a stressed state to a more efficient one. So that one can then give everything again to achieve…

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