6 days ago
I posted this on my other page @ideas4fitness but it’s worth a double post. Take a few minutes and read below.
Can You Overtrain? THE ANSWER IS YES
Overtraining happens when the volume or intensity of your workout program exceeds your ability to heal and recover. Because your body is unable to keep up with you, it stalls out, impeding progress and even putting you at risk for injury.
The good thing is that overtraining is reversible and that the solution is simple: Cut back on your exercise schedule. Do fewer sets, take more rest days and shorten your overall workout time. Sounds counterintuitive, but it really works. Anything you can do to help yourself heal will be to your benefit.
Aside from program adjustments, there are several real-life solutions that can help you get back on track mentally as well as physically. Here are a few of the most noticeable signs of overtraining and their real-life solutions. Try them out and get your body back on track.
Sign: Persistent muscular soreness and fatigue
Your muscles never have a chance to recover if you never take days off. Continual fatigue and muscle breakdown will eventually lead to injury.
Solution: Take at least one to two days off completely from training each week. Listen to your body: If you’re exhausted and spent, you need a serious break. Do some stretching, easy yoga or even get a massage.
Sign: Continual sickness or lengthy illness that won’t go away
When you’re constantly training, your body expends all its energy repairing and rebuilding your muscles and has almost nothing left to fight infections and bacteria.
Solution: Take a multivitamin with a full spectrum of trace minerals, as well as a B-complex supplement and some vitamin C to boost your immune system.
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