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Old 07-20-2011, 09:30 AM   #121
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Old 07-21-2011, 07:25 AM   #122
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Old 07-21-2011, 07:34 AM   #123
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Well, I am a great believer in supercompensation. Short term overtraining leads to long-term success. I can hear the complaints about injuries, but, in truth, not too many of us suffer injuries that lead to surgery, according to those studies in the 1950′s. In fact, if you are not a druggie and have some common sense, I think you can afford to train harder than you think.
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Old 07-21-2011, 11:28 AM   #124
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Old 07-22-2011, 03:16 AM   #125
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Old 07-22-2011, 07:53 AM   #126
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Old 07-22-2011, 08:14 AM   #128
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A quote on simplicity that could apply to nearly anything.

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"I've travelled the world, to places where the martial arts began, and none of the trainers are doing any of this nonsense," says Rooney.

"It's like sushi: You go to Japan and sushi is beautiful simplicity, fish and rice. And it's incredible.

Head down to the local sushi shop in the US and you can get the Hackensack roll, which has 10 ingredients and 15 sauces. It's more complicated, but it sure isn't better.

With MMA training, I see the same thing, and the same myths being put out there..."
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Old 07-22-2011, 08:27 AM   #129
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Let's cut through the crap, all periodization means is to have a plan. Preferably one you've thought about for a while and wrote down. I don't care if it's for a day or a week as long as you have one. And really, I never go beyond a week of training because you can't see that far into the future and predict your results. You gotta go with what your body can give you that day.
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