Question from a reader
“Hey, isn’t doing pull ups every day without resting the muscles for a day bad for you?”
Thanks for your question on our Armstrong Pullup Program site. Yes, you can overtrain if you do pullups every day. You might be able to overtrain if you do pullups every other day, too–it just depends on your intensity and results.
The easiest way to make sure you’re not overtraining is to see if you have plateaued or if you are regressing. If you’re not making progress after 1-3 weeks on the program, try the Beginner or Advanced workouts or just do it 3x a week.
The program has had lots of success in the past, so for the majority of Marines it seems to avoid overtraining while giving a good workout.
Thanks for the question!
Also check out this guest post on our USMC OCS Blog: