Hostyle Conditioning

central nervous system recovery

Curing Your Nervous System Hangover

Carl Johnson sat down on the bench next to him with a huff of annoyance.  This was the fourth time this week that he’d been out of gas after a workout.  After not even starting a workout really.  He had managed to get through his warm-up fine, dynamic stretching went well, but the first main exercise felt like a million pounds.  Even the warm-up weights were slightly harder than they should have been but no big issue, he thought to[…]

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overtraining and recovery

The Problems with Being Overly Awesome and Training Too Much

Kala sat at her computer screen wondering what kind of awesome workout she would attempt today.  Let’s see she thought to herself, we did train legs yesterday, but my legs still don’t feel too bad today. I’ll just throw in this workout I found online with some series of plyometric jumps and lunges. That should be okay!  Then we’ll polish them off with some nice leg press and split squat jumps, and then… The list went on to describe several[…]

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nap time sleep is recovery

The Most Vital Training Component You Are Not Doing

You know what one of the most important, but most neglected form of your training program that you’re not doing.  Sleep.  Sleep is one of the most crucial things that is holding you back from making the great gains you so desire, both in terms of loss of bodyfat and muscle gain. It’s kind of fascinating because you will have to sleep eventually, it is simply unavoidable.  However no one really knows why we have to sleep. And believe me,[…]

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