5 Signs That You Are Overtraining

5 signs that you are overtraining

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Those of us who are really into fitness, we want to be the strongest version of ourselves. We strive to be the strongest we can potentially be as well as being the most aesthetically pleasing. All of us have a goal. To get that goal, we train relentlessly and work as hard as we can. We push our bodies more and more everyday. But we do not realise we are overdoing it. Anything that is overdone, does more harm than good.

When you overtrain, you are literally harming your own body, getting weaker and weaker even though you train a lot. So how do you know if you’re overtraining or if you’re just tired? Here are five signs to look for to know of you are overtraining:

5 signs that you are overtraining

1  You’re always thirsty

Drink plenty of water

Drink plenty of water

Are you always thirsty no matter how much water you drink? Do you feel that no drink can quench your thirst? If this has been happening after you increase your period of physical activity, then there is a high chance that you might be overtraining. This is because when you overtrain, your body goes into a catabolic state, which causes dehydration and excess thirst is the first few symptoms of dehydration. If you feel this way, then you should be drinking an adequate amount of water and getting enough rest to let your muscles recover.

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2 Prolonged muscle soreness

muscle soreness

muscle soreness

Usually muscles soreness occurs for a day or two after an intense workout. However, if your muscles are sore even after 72 hours, then this is bad news. If your muscles are sore even after 72 hour then it could mean one of two things. Either you’re training too much and not letting your muscles recover causing them more harm than good, or you have suffered an injury. If it is the first one , then you should be sure to take a break for a day or two from exercising. Instead you can try light stretching and using balms and massaging your sore muscles gently. According to numerous athletes and gym coaches as well as celebrity trainers, if you are giving your best and training to your maximum potential, then your training should be kept between 30 to 45 minutes maximum and train 5 hours or less per week to avoid potential overtraining.

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