The little indestructible creature clued me into my greatest epiphany; that adaptations to exercise are promotive, rather than the widely believed “protective”.
When conditions are extremely rough, the little Tardi goes into a low energy/low metabolism state.
To PROTECT itself – to PRESERVE itself.
How does our body respond to exercise?
By creating a physiology of higher energy demands, and higher metabolic rate.
This is anything but protective – this is asking for MORE.
This is challenging the challenge.
Now let’s think about how this applies to “over-training”.
Think about it.
I’ll have my post on the topic up soon.