5 Signs of overtraining
- Sore for days
- Lack of energy
- Can't recall last rest day
How do you know if you’re overtraining ?
Overtraining can cause your performance to plateau or decrease rather than improve. You may find you have less strength, agility, and endurance, which makes it more difficult to reach your training goals. Overtraining can also slow your reaction time and running speed.
Why should you take rest days?
After a workout, your body needs time to rest and repair itself from the previous workout. Running too far too often, lifting too much weight or simply pushing yourself too far can lead to muscle strains and sprains, shin splints, and stress fractures. Higher risk for injury.
How many rest days should I take?
Do not work the same muscles on consecutive days, allow them time to recover. Some people do well on a five to six days a week schedule, working only one muscle group each time.
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The best ways to recover:
- Epsom Salt Bath
- Foam Roller
- Steam Room
- Ice Bath