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7 signs of overtraining


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Overtraining comes from regularly working out too hard.  If you do not get enough recovery time between training sessions, you could experience workout burnout.   Burnout effects are real and your entire body suffers the consequences.  Be aware of 7 commons signs of the overtraining syndrome:

1.   Lack of coordination and decreases in sport performance.

2.  Elevated resting heart rate when you wake up in the morning.

3.  Chronic fatigue--feeling tired and sluggish for long periods of time.

4.  Losing enthusiasm for working out--feeling depressed or indifferent about training.

5.  More frequent muscle soreness and joint stiffness that last increasingly longer.

6.  Inability to sleep regularly.

7.  Loss of appetite.

Ignoring the early signs could result in more serious conditions with long-term implications. Overtraining can be remedied by backing off your training regimen, allowing adequate recovery time, and maintaining a proper diet. 

For more info:  Preventing Overtraining

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