Volume Files: Power of Overreaching with a Challenge

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As an endurance athlete, we know that you’re always looking for ways to push yourself and improve your performance. That’s where overreaching comes in. Overreaching is a term used to describe the process of intentionally pushing your body beyond its normal limits in order to create new fitness through a process called super compensation. When done correctly, overreaching can lead to improved endurance, increased strength, and enhanced overall performance. Done incorrectly, well, you could suffer a setback. Here are our rules to help you successfully and safely do some volume.

Use Your Current Fitness as a Baseline
Set a Tangible Target (and Supporting Elements)
Choose the Safest Possible Option
Adjust Frequently to Safeguard Training Time
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