You are exercising every day and spending hours in a gym. You are trying as hard as you can, and at the end of the training week you just have no power to move on. You were training too much. Nobody says it’s bad to put many efforts trying to get a great body, but there is nothing good in overtraining. Overtraining leads to loss of motivation and enthusiasm and lack of appetite. You might even become stressed or get into long depression. And it’s all just because you trained TOO much.
The question is how to understand when it’s time to stop?
Your joints or bones hurt. When you start feeling pain in your knees, don’t you think it’s time to get some rest from hard exercising and take care of your health? Muscles recover within 2 days. When you don’t give them time to rest, you are more likely to get injuries.
Often sick. You keep a healthy diet and sleep 8 hours a day, but suddenly you become sick. Don’t you find it strange? You might think that you will cough a couple of times, have some headache, and it’s not a big deal, but in fact it’s a sign that your immune system is being destroyed because of overtraining stress.
Loss of concentration. You came to a gym to work hard and get results, but when you don’t have enough power to focus on it or just lose concentration, it’s better to have a break from workouts and come back to a gym after a while.
Feeling like crap after a big workout. When you start exercising and have enough motivation, it’s the best time for getting a great body. You will feel yourself a winner every time you go home after a gym. But when you are just too tired and stressed after a great workout, it’s the right time to stop and reconsider your workout.
Take care and don’t over train!