Over-training when exercising

Well cheers to another blog post today that I am going to write about. This one will be discussing the importance of avoiding over-training.  For those of you who may not have heard of over-training syndrome, let me provide you with a simple definition: is a condition that occurs when the body is pushed (through exercise) beyond its natural ability to recover. Importantly, it’s not to be confused with mere tiredness, which is to be expected whenever you are engaged in a comprehensive workout regime.

Many people have a hard time deciphering between being tired after working out and over-training. This is why I want to provide you with the right information, in hopes it will guide you for when and if this was to happen to you.  

Signs of over-training 101

  • persistent muscle soreness
  • elevated resting heart rate
  • increased susceptibility to infections
  • increased incidents of injuries
  • irritability
  • depression
  • loss of motivation
  • insomnia
  • Decreased appetite
  • Weight loss
  • personality changes
  • loss of concentration
  • lowered self esteem
How to recover from over-training
  • Take a break. Rest. Some may have to go one week of rest, while others may need more rest days. 
  • Reduce the volume, this can help with preventing over-training if you are always doing the same amount of volume
  • Sports massages have been known to help relax the body and mind
  • Addressing your nutrition, making sure you are consuming enough calories in order to sustain the exercise load 
  • Split training can help prevent over-training
  • eating smaller more frequent meals to control blood sugar
  • avoid stimulants (i,e coffee) when you have over-trained 
All of these are just a few good reasons to not want to over-train and what to look for.  Be aware of your body and training routine, constant awareness can be the difference between ending up in a bad situation or saving yourself from one.  Thanks for reading, feel free to any feedback.
Your fitness blogger,
Shay-lon xoxox

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Hello! I have just recently graduated with my exercise science degree May 2016, yay! I am more than happy; and decided that since my passion is for fitness/health, I would write about it and share my journey with others because in my opinion health is everything (both mental and physical). I am 24 years old, and reside in the states. I enjoy being active anyway possible and want to get my cert in personal trainer and also be a wellness coach. I love to eat and don't believe in eliminating, but rather moderation. I hope that my blog post will inspire, motivate and encourage you all to want to be the healthiest person you can be! It all begins with "I can" and "I will" :) -Shay-lon P.S feel free to follow me on social media and or email me, l don't mind answering questions or simply networking. Would love to hear from you all.

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