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Coach Robb Podcast: POST-RACE DEPRESSION & HOW TO AVOID THE NEGATIVE SIDE EFFECTS OF OVER TRAINING

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Podcast #21 POST-RACE DEPRESSION – HOW TO AVOID THE NEGATIVE SIDE EFFECTS OF OVER TRAINING

Over the last 34 years of coaching, I have has seen countless cases of post-race depression. This is not a subject that I take lightly and in this podcast I explain why it happens, as well as providing some very important steps you can take to help offset the symptoms. **Note: if you are dealing with depression, I strongly urges you to seek professional help immediately! **

I also outline what over training is, how to identify if you are on the path to over training, along with four specific questions you must answer to keep it from happening again. Grab a piece of paper and jot down the blueprint as I walk you the necessary steps to elevate your health, wellness and performance without having any future performance setbacks.

Listeners questions include: What is the difference between electrolytes and calories in a sports drink; When should I resume training after muscle soreness, Tips to keeping Energy Fuel cold during long workouts, Can you drink Energy Fuel with dinner, and the fine line between being too technical and not technical enough.

If you have any questions or frustrations, please post them below and we will address them directly here on TT!   Thanks for listening.

Coach Robb
CompleteRacingSolutions.com 

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Thx for posting Robb! Just back from an 18 day family vacation, I'm feeling a little unmotivated about getting back into the training deal. Hopefully this podcast will be just what I needed. The mental battle is always there!

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Lol I seeked a professional and he said “yep, you’re probably suffering from depression, anyways see you in 2 years for a physical”

gee thanks, pro!

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This is interesting. Riding and racing  gives me a high and improves my mental health. I feel great and it’s a great stress relief. It’s maybe obvious that this is about overtraining. I’m not overtraining for sure but Id like to learn more.

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Hawaiidirtrider - thanks for your comment!  Within this podcast we discuss Depression as it relates to the coming down from a high profile race/event that you have trained quite a long while for - there is a chemical adjustment that takes place and associated mood change.  

The subject of Over Training is drilled down within this podcast as relates to your overall volume, intensity and frequency and what indicators to watch to keep you from crossing that fine line.  This podcast does drill down on how over training can cause symptoms similar to depression, but I just wanted to make sure that you were award that the two subjects are addressed separately.  

I hope you get a chance to listen and I would appreciate your thoughts/feedback!  

-Coach Robb 

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On 8/14/2018 at 10:54 AM, Bryan Bosch said:

Thx for posting Robb! Just back from an 18 day family vacation, I'm feeling a little unmotivated about getting back into the training deal. Hopefully this podcast will be just what I needed. The mental battle is always there!

Glad you were able to get away for awhile!  Please let me know your thoughts about the podcast - I always appreciate honest feedback.

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2 hours ago, RawbW said:

Lol I seeked a professional and he said “yep, you’re probably suffering from depression, anyways see you in 2 years for a physical”

gee thanks, pro!

Wow - that is horrible!  I hope you were able to get someone that truly invested and cared. 

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21 hours ago, Coach Robb said:

Wow - that is horrible!  I hope you were able to get someone that truly invested and cared. 

Thanks, but that was the last time I went to a doctor ~5 years ago. 

I don’t have med insurance anymore so I won’t be going to a doctor unless it’s life or death...

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On 8/15/2018 at 2:28 PM, RawbW said:

Lol I seeked a professional and he said “yep, you’re probably suffering from depression, anyways see you in 2 years for a physical”

gee thanks, pro!

Yep and if he didn’t treat it then you either don’t have it or saw a real sucky pro or not an actual psychiatrist. Depression needs treatment.

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Coach Robb,

I’m glad you mention this cause I’ve been treating my depression and PTSD with riding my dirt bike and lately been thinking about competing in Hare Scrambles and MX. So now I’m thinking, what’s a healthy training regiment for a Vet C 250cc rider?

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PapoC915 - thanks for posting and sharing!  Regarding your training program, we can take a look at your availability of time and what resources you have along with identifying where you are struggling while riding/racing.  

Can you send me an email (contact@coachrobb.com) so that I can get a New Client Profile to you?  I would be happy to help direct your efforts and get you on the right track.  

I look forward to hearing from you soon!

-Coach Robb

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1 hour ago, Coach Robb said:

PapoC915 - thanks for posting and sharing!  Regarding your training program, we can take a look at your availability of time and what resources you have along with identifying where you are struggling while riding/racing.  

Can you send me an email (contact@coachrobb.com) so that I can get a New Client Profile to you?  I would be happy to help direct your efforts and get you on the right track.  

I look forward to hearing from you soon!

-Coach Robb

I’ll send you an email later on this evening. Thanks

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On 8/17/2018 at 1:47 PM, PapoC915 said:

Coach Robb,

I’m glad you mention this cause I’ve been treating my depression and PTSD with riding my dirt bike and lately been thinking about competing in Hare Scrambles and MX. So now I’m thinking, what’s a healthy training regiment for a Vet C 250cc rider?

The point at which the pressure to get a certain result overcomes the fun of being in the sport.. Thats when youve gone way too far.  

Do it the exact amount that you feel like it.  Its all for shits and giggles. Dont let it become work.

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