Squat Every Day

Thoughts on Overtraining and Recovery in Strength Training.
Squat Every Day Thoughts on Overtraining and Recovery in Strength Training

  • Title: Squat Every Day
  • Author: Matt Perryman
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 235
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • 1 thought on “Squat Every Day”

    1. I was no stranger to the nucleus of Matt Perryman's philosophy on strength training, having been an avid follower of his blog myosynthesis for the past couple of years. His work (but not just his) was highly influential in getting me to try for myself the method that gives this book its title. In this book he expands beautifully on the ideas that underpin this method, but it's really about much more than that. What is really presented here is a shift in perspective from the philosophical and sci [...]

    2. No matter how bad you feel, indicators of physical stress don’t always reflect decreased performance.“Because of the high motivational level needed to lift maximal weights, athletes using this method can easily become ‘burned out’,” he writes. “Burn out” or staleness in strength training is a consequence of training too heavy, with high emotional and psychological arousal, rather than the amount or volume of training.a handle on neural aspects of fatigue, which is really just how y [...]

    3. This should be a must read for anyone involved in strength training. There are a lot of ideas and opinions being turned into fact across the internet these days, things like you can't deadlift more than once a week, or for more than one set at a time for example. This philosophy usually comes from newbies who've discovered Rippetoe's Starting Strength and are finally getting some results for the first time in their lives and are now self-proclaimed forum experts. Rippetoe's program is excellent [...]

    4. Amazing book on recovery and mental aspects of training. Certainly one of the best ones I've read on this topic, if not the best. I would highly recommend this book for all intermediate and advanced lifers, even elite lifters would resonate with a lot of the content presented here. If you're interested in what your body is really capable of doing, reaching your maximum potential in the gym (or for that matter in any sport) check out this book. The Author references to a lot of other books, many [...]

    5. This is my first book of 2018 reading list. If you are picking this book with idea of improving your current workout or may be getting some tips to improvement in your training this may not be a right literature. It will never tells you which training to do for that I think there are enough literature available. Reason it deserve 4 star is because this book will be convincing enough for you to make you think if you are working out enough and may be overtraining is just a buzz word for someone wi [...]

    6. Great readThank you for a finely written book. Great wealth of knowledge is passed down. I like that the over all meaning to me is just Squat, put in the work and it will come your way. That everyone's different and remember that. Thank you again.

    7. Boken fick mig att omvärdera saker jag tagit för givet inom styrketräning och 20% starkare knäböj på 3 veckor. :DRekommenderas extra varmt till de som tränat tungt några år och köpt att man skall vila 72 timmar innan man attackerar en muskelgrupp igen.

    8. Fantastic book. An eye-opener against more traditional training modalities. Very well written and argued for.

    9. Matt Perryman's book is excellent because he avoids the trap of so many books/articles on working out by saying right off that there is no one program that is right for everyone. Your 'perfect program' is determined by 1) your goals. Are you training for competing, fitness in a particular job, or just be healthier. 2)Your commitments. Is weightlifting your primary commitment? Unless you are a single, Olympic competitor, probably not. Your other commitments such as family, work, etc. all play a r [...]

    10. Squat Every Day by Matt Perryman is a non-fiction work on the tabooed subject of training heavy every day. Squat Every Day is a work that explores how the word "overtraining" has been grossly overused by the fitness community and how the popularity of training splits have made heavy everyday training of the same movement a sort of taboo. Perryman goes onto argue that this current popular view is totally wrong citing the meaning of over reaching versus true over training and lessons in biology an [...]

    11. Excellent read to dispel heavily perpetuated myths about sports and weigth training. A lot of the info can be a lot to process for a newbie to weightlifting (like myself) Author trying to convey: Mainstream method approaching training is flawed many levelsKey ideas of the book are divided into 4- 5 main categories: strength training philosopohies, counter narrative to modern day strength training, recovery entails, how you get stronger, concept of easy trainingWays affects my behavior:Subjective [...]

    12. This book was excellent. A lot of this information (minus some of the more science-y stuff, but I had seen some of that too) was stuff I already knew, and his mindset/the "routine" he laid out was similar to something I've been doing for the past ~7 months or so, but it was nice seeing all of this in one work. Most of my knowledge from high frequency training comes from Jamie Lewis and is spread out over 4 books and innumerable blog posts, so having something I can point people to where all of t [...]

    13. Absolutely love this book, the fresh ideas, and how it makes you realize there's a whole world of lifting out there beyond 5x5 linear progression. I'm currently using Tactical Barbell by K Black which uses similar principles to this. But, where this book is more about concept, TB is more about concrete programming and templates. If you like this book but want a more detailed actionable approach to these principles, then you will enjoy TB.The only reason this book didn't get 5 stars was because I [...]

    14. I'm going to get this out of the way. I'm don't do any strength training. I have done some in the past but should still be considered a novice. I still found this book to be really interesting.An interesting book that tells you about Matt Perryman's strength training philosophy. Interesting writing on overtraining, recovery, and the physical and mental aspects of strength training. I thought this was an engaging book.I'm not sure I can really properly summarize this book. It is a bit shallow to [...]

    15. This is a landmark book that changed the way I thought about weightlifting. In addition to shifting my perspective on how recovery and joint strengthening works, Perryman opened my eyes to the links between lifting and your overall personality, and how they affect each other. If you're a stressed person, you'll likely find it harder to recover. Lifting is about putting in the work, and the details may be less important than we think they are. He also drew connections between zen buddhism and lif [...]

    16. Good read.This author's very, uhm.ntroversial.ews actually correspond to centuries of empirical evidence that any military veteran should be familiar with. Soldiers in training encounter daily, increasingly intense physical efforts on the same exercises over and over, without "overturning," and make continual improvements. Perelman uses science to explain why you can apply that to YOUR strength trainingd you don't have to go to Ranger School or Selection to get the benefits!

    17. Možná nejlepší kniha o cvičení co jsem četl. Kdyby to nezabila poslední kapitola, kde autor přiznává že už podle toho co radí v knize necvičí, protože mu rameno nedovolí dělat bench a špatný nohy mu nedovolí cvičit dřepy, tak by to bylo bez toho možná.Nečekejte nějaké 12týdenní zaručené plány jak přidat 50 % k RM. Kniha popisuje jak vlastně lidské tělo regeneruje, jak ho stimuluje cvičení a vysvětluje proč je cvičit každej den lepší, než se 3x týdn [...]

    18. The only reason I'm not giving this 5 stars is due to some typographical errors.Other than that, this was the best book I read this past year!Extremely informative and fun to read.The author really puts to question the idea that you can't workout too oftenor you will inevitably over train. It makes you think if you are really pushing yourselfhard enough. I surely realized I'm not exacting all of my potential by working out 3x a week.Time to start squatting!

    19. Interesting ideas on strength training in a high frequency manner, paired with exploration of the psychological aspects of lifting and the science of fatigue and recovery. I'm not sure if I've had enough time under a bar yet to try applying the author's ideas to my own training, but some of the philosophical bits hit home. I intend to do some more reading on the idea of autoregulation, either way.Well-written for a book on exercise, even if the author did ramble a bit at times.

    20. More than just a primer on Bulgarian-style powerlifting, Squat Every Day is a treatise on the complex interaction of biology, physiology, and personality and how they relate to training. I have trouble getting through some training books as they tend to be dry. Not so with Squat Every Day. Matt manages to keep the reader engaged from beginning to end.11/10 Would Read Again

    21. One of the first book on training that does not have an authoritative tone. Matt's book is a dialogue,combining everything we know(and don't) about the human body and giving us easy to digest information. I have loved for years Matt's ability to make difficult topics easy for guys like me that do not have English as a first language.

    22. This book makes me proud of my bulgarian nationality, since the book is based on the Bulgarian training style, mentioning one of the greatest olympic weightlifting coaches Ivan Abadjiev. Changed my outlook on overtraining and recovery from heavy strength training looking it more of like a skill than just size.

    23. It's an interesting take on weight training, one which I've tried and I know it works. It is a dangerous game to play though and I would recommend this to only very experienced lifters which know their limits. The author has used a good chunk of the book for sharing his personal life lessons, which might annoying at times.

    24. Great book, inspired me to just go lift, soreness be damned. For a time I was doing 7 days a week, but now I do 2 days on 1 day off; still very high volume with moderately high intensity. The soreness is there all the time, but it's not debilitating, and I've been improving my numbers weekly.

    25. Take someone who has read Kahnmen, Taleb, buddha, and who can squat thrice his body weight, and have him write about exercise. About as great as you'd expect.

    26. I really enjoyed reading about Perryman's philosophy on 'extreme exercise'. This is an excellent book, perhaps slightly drawn out.

    27. Excellent book. I will read this book again for motivation and greater understanding. This book changed my understanding of exercise and the mind. It also changed how I program strength training.

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