Are there really signs of overtraining?
Can you push yourself out hard where you don’t want to train anymore, or you are too fatigued which causes your body to give up and quit working out permanently?
I don’t think so.
I really don’t know where this idea of overtraining comes from, but I have never encountered it. People I know who have been training for as long as I haven’t either.
I think people get confused with the idea that they seem to be tired from exercise and maybe need a day off.
But I don’t think there is such a real thing as overtraining as to where you are so burnt out that you can’t train anymore.
Now is there a possibility you may injure yourself during rigorous training? Absolutely
But it doesn’t mean the individual wasn’t able to continue to workout and finish their respective workout.
The thing is your body will let you know when you can’t train anymore. It will start to give you signs of it being tired and not wanting to continue for that session.
And everyone’s level of fitness is different, so this isn’t the same for anyone.
But to overtrain to the point where you are permanently tapped out from training every again doesn’t exist.
That to me is simply a mindset of an individual giving up because it became too hard for them to continue and they chose to stop their training on their own terms.
It doesn’t mean that you can’t take a rest day or even a rest week if you are really pushing it hard in life and at your workouts.
Of course, you can. Everyone is entitled to relax and take it easy.
But to fully quit in its entirety is something that stems from you giving up and not overtraining as that doesn’t exist.
What I would suggest is maybe dialing it back down a bit on the exercises.
Maybe you need to refocus you’re the intensity you are doing, or it could be just you need to switch up the exercises.
And if you say you are feeling tired after working out or you feel tired the next day it's just because you are adapting to a new routine you are into adjusted to yet.
Think about it. If you just started working out not that long ago then you possibly will feel more tired in the beginning because you are expending out more energy than you are used to.
But eventually, your body adapts, and you become stronger.
You start to gain more strength. Your energy levels improve, and you feel better.
This is also provided you eat nutritionally of course as the energy you are expending and will need to be replenished.
So don’t go thinking it's because you are overtrained, and you need to quit training completely.
You may need a break from training the next couple of days because you pushed yourself a little more than usual, which is fine to do.
But don’t stop completely just because things get hard.
If there ever was such a thing as signs of overtraining then I would have stopped training myself a long time ago.
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