Tavares: There's no such thing as overtraining

by Dann Stupp & Christian Stein | source: mmajunkie.com

The cancellation of this past month's UFC 151 event resulted in a financial hit for Thiago Tavares.

But he's willing to eat the costs since it provided more time to train for his rescheduled bout at Friday's UFC on FX 5 event.

"There's no such thing as overtraining," he told MMAjunkie.com. "You can't train too much. Whoever came up with that is a liar. If one trains too much, does one become too good or too fast?"

The shift to the later date came at a cost, he said.

"The problem was a financial one," he said. "I had already purchased five flights for my team. The UFC pays for some of them, but not all. I purchased four tickets for my team, and one for my father, to be more exact. Even though the airline credited us for canceling our trip, they docked us 30 percent (of the ticket prices). That translates into a few thousand dollars."

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Poop Doodle site profile image  

10/4/12 10:11 PM by Poop Doodle

I think he means training to do tricks like a dog.

Thiaguy site profile image  

10/4/12 10:03 PM by Thiaguy


BshMstr site profile image  

10/4/12 9:46 PM by BshMstr

i was wondering if that was gonna come up....

Muay Tired site profile image  

10/4/12 4:53 PM by Muay Tired

He stole that line from the Barbarian Brothers: "There's no such thing as overtraining, only undertraining!."

Brian Rule site profile image  

10/4/12 4:38 PM by Brian Rule

did he also mention he juices? or is he just suggesting that he does?

Huntsman site profile image  

10/4/12 4:35 PM by Huntsman

If making stupid claims on mmajunkie.com is a symptom of overtraining, then this guy guy is in major need of a rest!!!

easedel site profile image  

10/4/12 3:35 PM by easedel

and increase risk of injury

LibraryCard site profile image  

10/4/12 3:34 PM by LibraryCard

Lost in translation?I had high hopes for Tavares when he first entered the UFC and triangled Jason Black but he's lackluster to say the least. Perhaps a bit more rest would add to his speed.

DallasVanWinkle site profile image  

10/4/12 3:29 PM by DallasVanWinkle

rofl, as if hard training directly translates to more speed and more skill without fail. What a joke.You can train hard and actually get worse because of it.

NotImpressedByYourScreenName site profile image  

10/4/12 3:27 PM by NotImpressedByYourScreenName

Even steroids only decrease recovery time but thats in response to increased calories and protein plus rest. If you need to make weight then calories and protein are restricted. If you train too much you don't get enough sleep so that's also restricted.So steroids can only prevent overtraining if you add them to your regimen and leave everything else the same. Nothing can prevent overtraining altogether as he is suggesting - its like saying you can sprint for days non stop. Can anyone? Even if they take all the PEDs in the world?