View Poll Results: How Often Did You Hit Overtraining in Year 2016 with Your Regular Practice?

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Thread: How Often Did You Hit Overtraining in Year 2016?

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    How Often Did You Hit Overtraining in Year 2016?

    Dear Shaolin Wahnam Family,

    Let's have a survey to see how well learning a basic skill has been sinking in!

    How often did you hit overtraining during this past year, excluding the times it resulted from intensive training with Sigung (or something similarly intensive)? Extended overtraining can be dangerous and even slight one always causes minor discomfort, so it is not recommended in our school. It is one of our basic skills to operate at 30% of our best and attain steady progress, so that our body and mind is able to integrate their continued development in a harmonious pace. Sisook Leo's Over-Training and Over-Cleansing thread is an excellent place for sharing more detailed experiences and finding more information about the skills of regulating practice.

    As I'm fairly new to our school and not yet in entirely good health, I've found it challenging to pace myself and avoid overtraining. I found yesterday that my mind and spirit are cleansing too fast thought thankfully not very deeply, so now I have to cut back a bit and letting it settle. I would estimate that I have hit gentle overcleansing about half a dozen times this year, with that figure excluding the occasions I have spend in training with Sigung.

    With sincere respect,
    Olli
    Last edited by understanding; 25th December 2016 at 02:29 PM.
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    Dear Shaolin Wahnam Family,

    next time when I will be in overtraining I will try to remember this thread and come back to vote some more times

    No, just jokeing.

    By the way its a good thread.


    With shaolin salute,

    Dimitri.

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    Charles David is offline Sifu Charles Chalmers - Instructor, Shaolin Wahnam Canada
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    Hi Olli,

    Interesting question.

    I tend to undertrain, so overtraining is usually not an issue for me.

    Yours,

    Charles
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    For those who have voted more than 1-2 times in a year, you may need to review your training seriously.
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    Dear Andrew Sipak,

    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew View Post
    For those who have voted more than 1-2 times in a year, you may need to review your training seriously.
    I concur, and I was surprised to learn that so many had hit overtraining so often. It would be very educational if some people among the least and the most overtraining shared their training routines and some rationalization why they have or have not hit overtraining with it.

    With sincere respect,
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    I felt over-trained after the cosmos palm course for awhile which carried into the four gates course, but I feel fine now.

    I train a lot, but at a very low level, focusing mostly on combat skills and applications, so its not usually even an issue.
    David M Langford
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    I didn't hit overtraining at all in 2016, because in 2015 I hit energy overload a ton without practicing at all. It was awful. However, I learned in prayer and meditation before my Guan Shi Yin statue that the triple cultivation must be balanced to avoid over-training. If I end up receiving way too much energy, I convert some to Jing through Golden Bridge practice, or to Shen through meditation. I don't know if this will help anyone, but practicing Golden Bridge at a more physical level will reduce the symptoms of energy overload to almost non-existence. My current theory is that over-training symptoms are a result of the energy portion of the self exceeding the ability of the body to safely contain it, or the mind to safely control it.

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