Starting Over - No More Over-training
I have resolved in my mind to renew my PE quest, but merely saying it to myself is not enough. I am formally declaring my new dedication here. Eventually, I will memorialize my efforts in a progress report thread, but I have not yet earned the credentials. Hopefully, once I do start such a thread, it will keep me accountable.
I took some time away from PE last month to study after about seven months without gains. Those were consistent months, and they followed a few years of very inconsistent PE, also without gains. During those seven months, I was hopeful that achieving consistency would lead to gains, but it did not. I worked rather hard during that time, with a reasonably intensive routine. Now, I understand that others have worked hard and stayed consistent for periods longer than just seven months and still have seen no gains. Nonetheless, I expected to see at least a tenth of an inch. I got nothing, and I conclude that I was over-training the whole time.
Hopefully, less is more for me. Even though it feels wrong to quit a routine when it seems as if it just got started, that is what I will do. I hope that I will soon become a proud supporter and advocate of the “less is more” theory.