Signs of Over-Training

18 07 2011

The signs of over-training

  • Your joints, bones, or limbs hurt.
  • You become sick easier and more often
  • You fail to complete you normal routine because of a lack of energy or physical power.
  • You have troubles sleeping or never seem to get enough sleep.
  • You have soreness in your muscles that last much longer or get muscle cramps very often.
  • You’re becoming less lean despites work-out more.

If you suspect you are overtraining, start with the following:

  • Get some Rest to fully recover: Reduce or stop exercise and allow yourself a few days of rest.
  • Keep Hydrated: Drink plenty of fluids and alter your diet if necessary.
  • Sports Massage: This may help relax you mentally and physically.
  • Warm up before your workout. Proper warm-up can help prevent injuries.
  • Fuel up after exercise. Your body needs energy to recover and that comes from food. A combination of protein, carbohydrates and fat will give your body the energy it needs.
  • Stretch after you work-out to prevent cramps and muscle soreness.
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