Over Training Bullshit Part 2

Like I said in the last post over training is a gym term. For years my dad drove a tractor
trailer and moved furniture he drank, smoked and didn’t have the greatest diet but he
was never sick and worked every day he never called in sore. But most gym trainers
get their information from the gym and the people who train there.

Most personal trainers can take an online course or a weekend class and
become a personal trainer. I get my info from doers not talkers, I just talked
to an old buddy of mine today it’s been well over 5 years and we talked about some of the
old day’s when he would destroy all men in arm wrestling competition I met Tom
he was in his late 40’s 6’0 tall¬† about 185lbs thin build.

One of the things we did on the loading dock was have feats of strength, like who could
shoulder 300lb bales of cloth or how many times we could press a 220lb piece of thick
pipe and arm wrestling. Tom worked as a truck driver for another company and would
deliver freight to our company and one day he decided he would arm wrestle our dock
champ and was amazed at how he slammed the dock champ. There was a time when he
took on 5 guys one right after another and slammed them all as easy as the first.

Tom never lifted weights he worked hard and used his body everyday and never seemed
to over train. We mentally tire before we physically tire, we listen to the so called experts
for the answers instead of listening to the only thing that matters our own bodies.

So don’t tell me your jogging, bench pressing and handstand pushups or what ever workout
is burning you out, if anything most need more activity. I work labor everyday workout sometime
both in the morning and evening sometimes at work and walk every night and you know what I don’t
feel over trained.

This is what I have experienced in over 30 years of training and being a laborer and being around
laborers all my life, take it for what it’s worth. If you don’t agree I don’t care! The body is made to
work and move,  more people are at rest more than they are active.

Start listening to your body and stop letting others decide your limits and create your own philosophy.

Toughness Builds Winners

Johnny Grube



  1. When someone says they’re “sore”, I think the right response is “so what?” As long as it is not a serious injury just train on and in a few days you will be less sore and more conditioned.

  2. John! Yeah, you do over train. But, that’s only a negative to those who are looking for “pump” – you know, the guys in the gym with all the huge, unusable muscle? The dudes that check the mirror every few minutes? The ones that do a lot of one-rep lifts, then sit and talk about it? Yeah, them.

    Most times when guys are sore, they are more likely to be under hydrated, than over trained. Proper hydration takes place over weeks and months, not hours or days. And, low electrolyte levels is a very bad result of the combination of over training and improper hydration, and can lead to hospitalization.. . .so go have a gatorade and increase the workout!!

    Keep kickin’ ass, bro’

  3. I agree. No such thing. The problem is that they get someone doing a ton of bicep isolation stuff and get super sore for a week, and so forth. Bunch of garbage training going on in the world.

  4. There is certainly a lot to know about this issue.
    I love all the points you have made.

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