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The Brief Regression

Have you ever had an incredibly amazing day or week, with huge breakthroughs… and then thought it would be permanent, when it wasn't?

I've spent immense time investigating this phenomenon. It's as aggravating as anything else imaginable. You're flying along, doing incredibly well, it seems like you've turned up to a higher level of production, productivity, creativity, teamwork, whatever -- only to sink back down, and sometimes worse than before for a while.

What causes this?

Well, there's old fashioned complacency or overconfidence -- which is why Tokugawa Ieyasu made his famous quote that, "after victory, tighten the straps on your helmet."

The SECRET to Recovering from Overtraining and Injury FAST

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Believe it or not, there IS a secret to recovering from overtraining and injury that will get you back on track the fastest possible, although you probably won't like it. I'll get to that in a sec.

First of all, some background. Legendary olympic lifting coach Mike Burgener of Crossfit fame had this to say on the subject of overtraining:

"There is no such thing as over-training. However, there IS such a thing as under-recovery."

If there's anything I have learned from the last few months, its that this statement is absolutely true and powerful for more reasons than may be immediately obvious.

Rewind three months. I started John Romaniello's Engineering the Alpha program with total determination and rigid discipline. I did every single workout. I ate as prescribed, down to the calorie.

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