Are you overtraining?
Below are several key indicators that you might be overtraining.
- Increased perceived effort during workouts.
- Excessive fatigue
- Decreased performance
- Loss of appetite
- Agitation & moodiness
- Insomnia or restless sleep
- Chronic or nagging injuries
- Metabolic imbalances
- Stress and/or depression
Yesterday we discussed number one. If you missed that post you can find it HERE. Today we are going to dive a little deeper into excessive fatigue.
Many of us enjoy being sore. We’re gluttons for punishment! Our friends that don’t do what we do in the gym just laugh at us and ask questions.
why would you want to be so sore sitting down on the toilet is troublesome?
A few days of “heavy legs” is expected at times. If we start a brand new cycle of back squats or do 150 wall balls as fast as we can, we can expect to be sore. But fatigue will continue to accumulate in a body that is never given the chance to fully recover from previous workouts.
This lack of recovery can lead to “low energy availability,” which means that the body is constantly pulling from its own energy stores (carbs, fat, protein). This can be the result of too much training or too little fueling. It tends to be more common in women.
So, before you reserve that 5th class in a row or decide to do an extra 30 minutes after class take a look at how well you have been cooling down & recovering.
You actually might benefit more from a well planned rest day!
Not sure what you should do on that rest day? Ask us!