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    Stress and training

    The stress I refer to here is the daily stress of life, an example troubling over how to pay of your debts. The training I refer to is training for a race etc., not merely just exercising for fitness.

    How do you mix it all up? Training is to adapt to the stress experienced during a workout and recover from it. Lets say you suddenly got a huge problem at hand, like having a relationship problem. If you exercise at the same level before you had such stress, the total daily stress could become too great for you to handle. What should be done? Remove the training totally since the stress could be great enough already?

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    i always considered mental stress to have a larger impact on a person than physical stress. i judge it solely based on resting hear rate. since everyone has stress in their lives, and working out should alleviate stress (or at least balance it out) i'll lump all stress into one large pot.

    **i've always had more focused workouts when everything in my life has order and is good. i know people that thrive on lifes stresses and can just block it out.
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    Exercise and training help me greatly in coping with daily emotional and mental stress. Moderate exercise helps keep everything calm and relaxed, and promotes a good nights sleep.

    If training is adding to your daily stress, I'd say you're overdoing it or you're compulsive about following a rigid plan. Unless you're a pro racer, training should be enjoyable recreation, and should reduce your overall stress level..IMO.

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    Im always mentally stressed and i dont think i would be as productive if i wasnt. I always do my best work under stress
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    singletrack takes away all my stresses and allows me to work them out.
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    I ride to get rid of stress. I always feel better physicly and mentaly when I have worked out. I plan to race this summer and am pretty sure my stress will drop a great deal do to training as it did last summer. Let's put it this way if I come home from work stressed out my wife tells me to go ride. She knows that I will put things back into perspective and be much happier.
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