Ask Todd: How Do You Determine the Right Amount of Training?

August 30, 2014

Welcome everyone to Ask Todd Saturday.

Today, we have a great questions from Theunis about determining the right amount of training. It can be challenging to determine if you’ve done too much or too little within a single workout session.

In the video above I answer Theunis question. If you’d like more detail, here is the exact submission.

Dear Todd,
I have been following various exercise programmes.  I am disciplined in my approach, sometimes to my own detriment, especially with body weight programmes.  The reason being that I usually over train.  For example, the programme says till failure and I will do till failure and won’t be able to continue.  Another example is if the programmes say 10 reps, I will push out 10 reps even though I know I cannot sustain that effort.  Thus, my questions, how does one determine the right amount without over training or not doing enough?  I don’t have a benchmark (Being a male and 33 years old) and always feels that I either could have done more or should have done more, even though I might have done too much.  I am competitive and sometimes my own worst enemy when competing against myself. - Theunis

Thanks Theunis for the question.



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  1. Dave

    Very good question! I often wondered the same thing glad this was asked and answered it was really helpful to me as well. Thanks Theunis for asking and thank you Todd for a clear answer.

    • Todd Kuslikis

      Glad the answer makes sense Dave! I missed this weeks “Ask Todd” video but will plan on getting it done for next week. 🙂

  2. Theunis

    Thank you Todd. Your post has been a great help. I am feeling motivated to do my next exercise session, leaving nothing on the table. Theunis

    • Todd Kuslikis

      Awesome Theunis! Glad I could help! Hopefully I pronounced your name right. 😉

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