What Is Overtraining And How Does It Affect Overall Health And Testosterone?
There are many “experts” out there who claim that you should be lifting weights and doing cardio on a daily basis. Such recommendations might work for an athlete who uses performance enhancing drugs, but for natural trainees, it’s a central nervous system (CNS) death sentence.
If you lift heavy enough to force your body into new hormonal adaptations, you can’t train on a daily basis. You simply won’t have the recovery capacity to do that. If you do, you’re likely not working the muscle properly in the first place.
3-5 Lifting sessions per week is plenty enough and allows you to rest too so you can push to higher weights week after week.
When it comes to testosterone, overtraining results in elevated cortisol levels and thus can suppress testosterone secretion.
Further reading: The THOR-Program.