Cumulative fatigue builds up over the course of weeks while you are lifting weights.
The harder and tougher you work without adequate breaks, nutrition, and rest the more fatigue builds up over the weeks.
If you do not work yourself back into lifting weights after a break…
Fatigue will start at a higher level in the beginning.
Your goal should be to keep fatigue as low as possible throughout ANY weight lifting program… including any of our WLC weight training programs.
When you keep the build up of fatigue at low levels, you can make progress for much longer periods of time. When you can make a weight lifting cycle last longer, this simply means you can get stronger and stronger without having to start back at a lighter weight for the next cycle.
What Is Cumulative Fatigue?
I am going to illustrate to you the concept of fatigue by giving you graphs of how it might build up over the course of different types of training programs.
Some programs do not understand fatigue at all and continue to pound your body until you are forced to take a break.
The first graph illustrates this.
Depending on the frequency of the workouts and the intensity of the workouts, the red line may meet the overtraining line sooner. Notice how quickly the red line slopes up to start with.
This is due to the fact that no initial period of lower intensity training was built into that program.
The second graph shown below is slightly different than the first one. The program being used in the second illustration realizes that overtraining is getting closer, so some tactics are used to slow it down.
The slowing down, which may represent a decrease in volume, is not enough and the trainee ends up going above the overtraining line. This program is also no good but at least better than the first.
Any weight training program that causes you to overtrain too soon is no good for you.
Both of the programs in the previous graphs reach the overtraining line and will lead to little or no progress when you start cycling them over the year. It's no fun to overtrain because you lose interest in lifting weights, lose motivation in your life, lose your appetite, and you might even become sick.
Cumulative Fatigue With The WLC System
The third graph shows a fatigue plot that will be similar to a WLC weight lifting program for every individual. You can see the built in techniques and the effect they have on the fatigue.
Fatigue is slowed down and you are allowed to go further into your training cycle with much more progress than other weight lifting programs.
You can say goodbye to over training for good when you start using the WLC System.
Overtraining is never reached in the WLC System because there are guidelines to follow to prevent reaching that overtraining line.
You are instructed to discontinue weight lifting in the final weeks when you are not making progress on the majority of exercises… this usually doesn't happen until the end of the program, though.
This guideline gets you close, but keeps you from crossing that overtraining line. We want to get close so we can build as much muscle as possible, but we don't want to cross that line.
The WLC System allows you to progress cycle after cycle without the worry of overtraining. Continuous progress is the quickest way to reach your goals. With WLC, you will reach your goals.
WLC System Recovery Techniques
Don't forget to read about recovery techniques built into the WLC System… all of this information is within the WLC System Manual that you can have today.
You'll learn how to prevent the build up of too much fatigue. Sleep, Diet, and Water Intake are all very important in preventing overtraining. Learn how to rest more, relax more, and use forms of massage to prevent cumulative fatigue.
You'll feel great while using the WLC System and you'll be motivated to continue.
Learn your body and prevent overtraining. The WLC System teaches you to listen to your body and learn how it works.
The better you become at learning your body, the better you will be at preventing the build up of cumulative fatigue.
When you prevent the build up of fatigue, you prevent overtraining!!! The longer you progress, the more muscle you build, and the more fat you lose.
You'll reach your goals in no time with the WLC System.