Here are TOP 5 signs you’re overtraining and your body needs time to recover!
If you feel like you’re not getting real results you might be overtraining. Usually overtraining happens when you perform more training than your body can recover from.
Although it can be really hard to reach the point of exhaustion, there are some people who exceeed this point. Overtraining can be dangerous because it can take weeks or even months of recovery, so you better try to prevent it.
You body can give you many signs that you might have trained way too much. Here are TOP 5 signs you’re overtraining!
1. You can’t sleep well. If you’re constantly doing aerobic exercises without taking enough time to rest and recover, your nervous system will fail.
You’ll feel more tired than ever but you won’t be able to rest and sleep properly. Also you have to make sure you’re not working out too late at night if you want to sleep well.
2. You stop seeing results. Working out too much can actually cause you to lose muscle. This happens because overtraining causes your body to produce unusual amounts of testosterone, while producing higher levels of cortisol (stress hormone). This can increase the percentage of body fat and you won’t be so lean anymore.
3. Your performance will decrease. Your reaction time will be slower and the endurance levels will dramatically lower.
4. You get sick more often. Everytime you’re overtraining your immune system cannot cope anymore. This happens because of the mental stress, poor diet and sleepless nights. You’ll need rest and a very well balanced diet to recover and get your immune system back on track.
5. You don’t feel energized after a training session. Usually you should feel great after a training session, but when you’re overtraining you’ll not experience this feeling. Insted you’ll feel nervous, irritable and extremly tired.