Are you overtraining? Part 8.
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 eight of our look into overtraining Syndrome. If you have missed any you can find them all HERE!
Earlier in the week we touched on low energy availability – do you remember? It’s when your body is constantly being worked and you are not consuming enough calories or allowing your body time to recover.
There are long term ramifications that may lead to nutrient deficiencies, such as iron deficiency anemia, which have the potential to harm both your performance and your health. If ignored, medical complications can also involve the gastrointestinal, endocrine, cardiovascular, nervous or reproductive systems – for example, menstrual cycle disturbances in women.
Have you logged your food lately? Too often we think that we are eating just fine but a 5 day food journal tells us differently.
If it’s been a while since you last logged your food start TODAY! The more data we have the more we can help you!