As hardcore athletes, we will do almost anything to gain a competitive advantage. We will train harder, eat better, take supplements, and do almost anything to get a performance edge. We love it. The harder we train, the better our performance gets (until one day, something bad happens, and we get over trained).
What is overtraining? Overtraining is a syndrome caused by an individual training too hard, too long, and with insufficient recovery. When overtraining occurs, one of three problems typically arise. These problems can be seen below:
The mental, hormonal changes (along with increased injuries) will have a substantial negative impact on an individual’s performance. And it gets worse. The more one trains, the worse these negative effects become.
Since overtraining is serious and has some negative consequences, it’s essential to avoid overtraining.
Here are some steps to avoid overtraining.
Overtraining is serious, so it’s important to recognize it as soon as possible and get some rest. Some symptoms of overtraining can be seen below:
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