My last blog I mentioned a couple of signs about overtraining and decided that I wanted to touch on this a little bit more. There are two very important reasons why I wanted to talk about overtraining.
1. Overtraining can lead to injury, which can have you working out differently and the possibility of achieving those health goals at a later time than you wanted.
2. Overtraining can lead to burnout, which can lead to you not working on those health goals.
Our training and nutrition are like a tightrope that we are trying to keep our balance on to get to the other side where our goals are. When we don’t make sure we have a good balance of both of those and start going to hard or too much on the training we risk the chance of falling off that rope and having to build back up to it.
According to the ACE article below two common ways that get people in trouble are
1. Too much exercise without enough recover
2. Chronic underfueling.
I know I have seen clients, friends and even myself fall off that tight rope, get back on, and find that balance again, which affected the goal we were all trying to achieve. If you think you are starting to see a decrease in your performance, your appetite is changing, can’t sleep, or any of the other signs mentioned in the article, step back and review what is going on and get some help if needed by talking with a health professional. I am here to help you anyway that I can, just reach out and let's talk.
Train hard, train smart, and have fun,
Hi guys!! Welcome to my thoughts and just some health information that I hope you can use! Let me just state this now. I am not a writer, English major, or even a blogger, so there will be mistakes in here.