Beaufort Personal Trainer Reveals Supercompensation
Beaufort personal trainer and owner of EarthFIT training facility in Beaufort SC speaks about health and fitness topics like supercompensation and how it effects training and progress.
“Hey! What’s going on? It’s Ian Hart here and today we are going to talk about Supercompensation. Supercompensation is a principle that is very important if you are going to be working out. So if you do not follow what I am about to show you there are chances that you will never see results. But, if you do follow what I will show you along with other things that we’re going to show you later on on this blog, you will definitely see results – you’re guaranteed to see results. So I’m going to show you a little graph here so you will understand what supercompensation is.
Okay. So when you walk into the gym or wherever it is you are working out, you have a base level of fitness. So that is where you are standing at that time. However good your fitness is, it doesn’t matter if it’s low or high, that is your individual base level of fitness. When you start training you actually fatigue, you lose energy, your body is breaking down. Some people think the changes occur when they’re training. Your body is actually being broken down, your immune system gets lower, your muscles are broken down, energy is depleted, and sometimes you might train so you hit the exhaustion point. Some people might stop before that. Say you hit the exhaustion point and what happens is you go home, you eat, you drink, you sleep… that’s when the changes occur to your body. Then your body recovers and it recovers in a better state than your base level of fitness and that’s what is called Supercompensation. The thing is you have a short period of time to train [again], so if you don’t train in this period of supercompensation, what happens is your body will revert right back to its initial base level of fitness. If you do train in this period provided you are training properly, you will see an improvement in your base level of fitness.
So there are couple of important things to know here. If you are training on Tuesday and then you train again on Saturday, that 5 day window is too long and you are just going to end up coming back to your base level of fitness. So you are going to go down and then back to your base level of fitness, and you are going to miss training in this period. So that is too long. If you are training two days a week, a good time is Monday and Thursday at least so that is two days a week training. If you are training three days a week, you can do Monday, Wednesday, Friday or Saturday as long as you are not leaving too long of a gap in between. There’s one other important point to this model. If you train during recovery so let’s say you train here again, you could risk going into overtraining which can also prevent recovery and prevent you seeing results.
So this is the concept of Supercompensation. I hope you enjoyed. If you have any questions go ahead and leave the comment or question below in the comment section and we’ll try to get back to you on that and again, this is Ian Hart with the Hartcore blog.”
Ian Hart is a Body-Mind Transformation expert, the creator of EarthFIT Training Systems, co-creator of BACK PAIN RELIEF4LIFE, and founder of BEAUFORTPERSONALTRAINING.COM and MYBACKPAINCOACH.COM. Ian and his team help people get into optimal shape in the safest, fastest and most effective way possible, using cutting edge science.