In pursuit of the result, some men do not know the measures, arranging their body for a “cheerful life.” Then follows the main list of signs that indicate that you have overtrained.
How to determine if you overtrained
You hardly master ordinary training
This is not about rare failures. This happens to everyone. This refers to the inability to raise your usual weight, which you used to do without much difficulty, to run the usual cross, do the rest of the exercise. If you noticeably weaken, do exercises slower even with normal health, and your stamina, despite regular exercise, worsens, you probably trained too much.
You lose weight, despite increased exercises
It’s about hormones. Sometimes too intense training can lead to a reduction in muscle and fat deposits. However, in this case, mainly glucose and glycogen in precious muscle tissues are burned, which, in the end, makes you less strong and hardy. Because of the hormonal imbalance, the ratio of testosterone and cortisol could change. The positive ratio of these two hormones means more muscle and less fat, while the negative – on the contrary. In any case, too much cortisol contributes to increased fat deposition.
You feel too tired, listless
Too much strength training can lead to overtraining, too intense work – too. The so-called parasympathetic overtraining is characterized by a decrease in the level of testosterone, an increase in the level of cortisol, debilitating fatigue (mental and physical), and an inability to lose fat.
You have joint pains, bones or limbs
Pain in the extremities can either indicate an unsatisfactory technique of exercising, or accumulation in the muscles of lactic acid. With regard to endurance training, if at each step you begin to grind and hurt joints, then the amount of training, definitely, should be reduced.
You suddenly became sick much more often
Your immune system may suffer from additional stress caused by overtraining. An increase in the incidence of seasonal illness may indicate a poor performance of the immune system. The number and intensity of training should be limited.
You feel just awful after training
One of the main advantages of playing sports is well-being after training. During the time you are engaged, endorphins are poured into the blood – pleasure hormones. This is the best feeling, is not it? And what if you feel like a squeezed lemon instead of a surge of energy after a workout? Exercise generally lifts the mood, so if they have a negative impact on your well-being and self-awareness, you probably are doing too much.
Excessively intensive training has a negative impact on health
Did you lift weights every day?
The body of most people who support this schedule of physical exercises will not have time to recover (especially if they have a family and work). Efficiency will suffer, health will deteriorate, and all their efforts will be endangered. Many professional athletes can practice daily for several hours a day and see incredible results (especially if they use certain substances to increase endurance and sports achievements), but you’re not a professional, are you?