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Prevent Nasty Overtraining

Prevention is better than cure!

When it comes to the subject of overtraining, especially when you are experiencing the symptoms of it, it is really important to take preventative measures as soon as possible! Overtraining is a condition that grows worse with time so always be on the lookout the signs of it:

  • Slower recovery after exercise
  • Decreased appetite
  • Decreased desire to exercise
  • Increased resting heart rate
  • Increased resting blood pressure
  • Decreased sports performance
  • Increased irritability and depression

You’ll find that when you are busy with your exercise the point of exhaustion will come sooner and sooner despite the expectation of getting fitter over time. Also, because your body is in survival mode, you will find that your body shape doesn’t change much even though you are training harder than ever!

What if you are already suffering from overtraining?

This may sound counter-intuitive, but the best cure for overtraining is to stop any sort of training for a week or two until your body recovers. When you do recover, start slowly and try keeping your workouts short, but intense and making sure to add regular rest days into your exercise routine!

At the end of the day the best thing that you can do is to just simply listen to your body, and if you are feeling tired or overwhelmed take some time to recover. It’s more important to continue your weight loss regime in the long term than push yourself into exhaustion and quit for small short term gains!