4 Signs You’re Overtraining — and How That Negatively Impacts Your Goals

Feeling stale and tired? More aches and pain than usual after your exercise? This article will help you understand about overtraining better so that you know when to get more rest and stop pushing yourself at the gym.

Hard work pays off — but working harder instead of smarter doesn’t. If you’ve been putting in hours of exercise and not seeing the results you want, you could be overtraining.

When you start seeing results — or want to keep results going — it’s natural to want to turn it up a notch. It’s a delicate balance, though. Look out for these telltale signs that you’re overtraining. Knowing when to back off can prevent injury and long-term damage to your health and well-being. We spoke with Youfit Health Club’s national director of fitness, Raphael Konforti, to help identify those cues we may be missing.

You’re Training Hard but Not Seeing Results

The most frustrating part of overtraining is that your results fade away like the colors in your favorite shirt. You need to give your body time to rest from any intense regimen.

“Recovery is where the magic happens,” Konforti said. “Think of training and recovery as your bank account. Every time you exercise, you’re taking money out, and if you don’t save up with recovery time, you’re going to run out of money and results.” Changes in your body have a huge impact from what happens after your workouts — your sleep, your rest, and your nutrition all play a part in helping you reach your goals.

(C) Shape Magazine

(C) Shape Magazine

Read more: https://www.popsugar.com/fitness/Can-You-Work-Out-Too-Much-44189257

 

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