Powerlifting

Fatigue Management


Written by

Fatigue Management is the #3 priority in the Scientific Principles of Strength Training. Properly managing fatigue means that you are balancing fitness and fatigue to train as hard as you possibly can (training up to your MRV) to raise fitness as much as possible, while mitigating fatigue from getting too high which will lead to diminished performance (non-functional overreaching and overtraining).

In this video, Chad Wesley Smith discusses different levels of fatigue, utilizing functional overreaching, how/when/why to use deload weeks and the best time to implement passive recovery modalities:

 

 

More articles

4 Ways To Make Any Program Work
Training

4 Ways To Make Any Program Work

There is constant debate about what program is best, Cube Method, Westside, Juggernaut Method, 5/3/1, the list goes on. All of these programs have their …

Of Strength And Stereotypy: Training the Autism Population
Training

Of Strength And Stereotypy: Training the Autism Population

by Eric Chessen If I wanted to be a jerk about it, I could claim the title of “America’s Most Hardcore Trainer.” Sure, the powerlifting, linebacker, …

Scientific Principles of Strength Training
Powerlifting

Scientific Principles of Strength Training

Understanding the principles upon which effective Powerlifting Programming is built is critical to being able to create effective strategies to help athletes improve their strength.

Smart Training is Hard Training: The Principle of Overload
Powerlifting

Smart Training is Hard Training: The Principle of Overload

How much volume do you need to get bigger? How much intensity do you need to get stronger? The principle of overload dictates that training …

Fatigue Indicators and How To Use Them
Training

Fatigue Indicators and How To Use Them

We train so that we can get better. Bigger, faster, stronger, leaner, and maybe even all of those at different times. Training hard makes us …

A Week of Fine Dining with Chad Wesley Smith
Training

A Week of Fine Dining with Chad Wesley Smith

Nutrition is a critical component of any athlete’s diet, whether your goals are performance, physique or both, you must properly fuel your body. In late June, …

Strength Training for Weightlifting
Powerlifting

Strength Training for Weightlifting

Develop strength to improve your Snatch and Clean & Jerk

Snowflake Training
Powerlifting

Snowflake Training

In the age of self-esteem and participation trophies, it seems like everyone wants to think that they are a special snowflake cause their mommy told …