How to identify if you are overtraining

By on August 24, 2015
how to identify if you are overtraining

Though workout is important for general health, the body also requires time to regenerate and build up more energy for further training. Failure to have a short break will retrogress the efforts you’ve put to improve on your health. Continuous workout without taking a break can lead to loss of energy and gaining of some calories which is against the will of anyone undertaking these exercises.

How can one know when he/she is overtraining?

Firstly, you might feel continuous pain in the muscles or joints.

Secondly, you might have headaches due to dehydration and have sleepless nights.

Thirdly, you might have soreness in the muscles which some may say is inevitable but if the soreness exceeds two days, then that’s a sign of overtraining.

Due to dehydration, you might thirst for water which still would remain unquenchable even after taking a large volume of water. This is a sign of increased catabolic activities in the body to generate more energy in order to overcome the strain. Fourthly, stress is common to those who over train.

The build-up of stress results to depression. This happens if the individual takes training as a challenge he/she needs to overcome. This will make them want to train beyond their body’s ability and end causing themselves more harm than good.

People who tend to over train fall sick from time to time this is due to decreased immunity as result of increased catabolic activities. The more you go on with overtraining, the more prone you get yourself to injuries as a result of weakened physical state of the body. Some people will develop low motivation to attend gym sessions because they have based all their life to training.

Finally, no matter the efforts you put there will be no progress. This is because you don’t give your body enough time to recover from stress and re-build the muscles which are torn. The most important thing is to realize that body building does not come from too much training but from resting.