In 2006 Rhonda Byrne of Australia wrote a best selling book "The Secret" that was featured on Oprah twice and sold over 4 million copies. It spoke to the power of positive thinking. However as so many half witted individuals usually do they took the contents of this book literally. Therefore you had sub human, gigantic fat mutants with no job and no prospects sitting on some lice infested couch spending there last $20 on this book and then continuing to sit on the couch with the difference been that they started to think positively. The problem with this is they continued to sit there and stuff there faces and not lift a finger to do anything about it. Just another example of been sucked into useless drivel.
To continue in this same vain is the constant contention that when lifting weights you need to be cautious of overtraining. Before we even begin to examine how retarded this notion is why not try this, I dare you. Try for a 2 week period to actually overtrain. Seriously. Go lift as often as you possibly can over the next 2 weeks and see wether you actually overtrain. My contention is that there will be times when you will feel weak, that you will feel sore or lack motivation but proceed to push yourself anyway. I bet that at the end of that 2 week period you will actually be stronger and fitter than when you started. These crappy muscle magazines that continue to sprout this fear mongering of overtraining is just causing those same sub humans as mentioned above to lift light and infrequently and do this with this idea that they want to avoid this deadly scourge of overtraining like it will give them some type of ebola virus or the like were their limbs will fall off and there eye balls will bleed for eternity.
What do you think Olympic weightlifters do. They train for up to 6 hours a day lifting near maximal loads 6 days a week. Now do they appear to be skinny, lacking any mass or strength? Of course not. What do you think strongmen of the turn of the last century did. They lifted every day in front of crowds of people. This was there livelihood. If they didn't lift they didn't get paid. Now go an tell me that Arthur Saxon suffered severely from overtraining and that he became some weak virus ridden corpse. Please! This notion of overtraining most likely has morphed from what is commonly just a lack of motivation. The Bulgarians and Russian lifters don't even know what the word overtraining is.
Do yourself a favour. Lift heavy, lift frequently and lift long and the only thing that will happen is that your body will respond in ways only your imagination can conceive.