Are you overtraining? Part 7.
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
Today is day seven of our look into overtraining Syndrome. If you have missed any you can find them all HERE!
This one should seem pretty obvious to many reading, however chronic or nagging injuries are often overlooked. Often times, we decide that an injury really isn’t that bad and try to push through the pain.
Pain that does not subside in two weeks or so should be considered a notable injury. Overtraining taxes all of the body’s systems and also makes it more difficult to ward off infections. Which means frequent illnesses and upper-respiratory tract infections are sings of overtraining as well.
With that being said, are there any current nagging injuries that you should make your coach aware of when you come in for tomorrow’s workout?