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Excessive training of lifting weights, running or aerobics that causes injuries, loss of
body weight, insomnia, anorexia (loss of appetite), depression, and chronic muscle soreness and slows down your workout recovery rate.
It is a condition on which there is a dip in performance or training. It is a result of a imbalance between the stress
applied to the body or mind, and the individual's ability to adjust to it.
Overtraining doesn't mean that you've trained too much. Maybe you've trained to long or trained with too much
intensity to frequently, or you've overdone it with one or two exercises.
Getting in shape is one thing, but, making yourself perform at your highest level of exercising to every workout is very
rewarding but it can lead to a plateau period, poor performance, and ruts. If you experience three or four
workouts in a row that seem to be stale you maybe in a state of overtraining.
WHAT ARE THE SIGNS OF OVERTRAINING?
Increased sleep requirements
Increased resting pulse rate
Headaches more common than normal
Normal to slightly increased body temperature
Reduced reaction time
Reduction in one's ability to perform skilled movements
WHAT DO I DO TO AVOID OVERTRAINING?
Develop a schedule with low stress factors.Reduce the number of personal problems that may interfere with
Build a training program on logic rather than ego or let FITSITE.COM develop one for you.
Listen to your body! If it's telling you it's too tired or it's too sore to workout, THEN DON'T!
Keep variety in your training regimens. Change your workout program every 6-8 weeks
Make sure you get 8-10 hours a sleep a night
Take a 20 min nap to revive you and energize you
Follow a well balanced nutrition plan. If you need help let FITSITE.COM design one for you
Establish short term goals, one's that are easily conquered
Be patient! getting in shape takes time and with the proper positive attitude and determination you will be successful in meeting your goals
After workouts try a whirpool to relax those affected muscles, then massage them for a minute or so.
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