What standards do you apply to see if you're overtraining? When you're in the gym and lifting the weights, what do you keep an eye out for to make sure that you're not pushing yourself too hard?
I believe I may be overtraining and need some advice on how to avoid it. Preferably, very practical advise that I can apply in the gym.
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Okay - Overtraining is a state tat your BODY gets into not your mind!
It's mainly manifested in weight training by your body cnabilising it's muscles tissue to use as energy . IMO It's quite difficult to overtrain if you are eating right and training right
With that clear, tell tell signs can be:
- Inability to complete workouts
- Super exhaustion
- Trouble sleeping
- Mild depression
- Significant drop in weight being used.
Usually the best solution is to increase calories or if cutting, you may need to decrease your cardio and or Weight training volume."You may feel you are building muscle, you can be working hard, sweating, getting tired and sore, but unless you are sending the right code to the body, you are going to be disappointed in your results" - Arnold (The Encyclopedia of modern bodybuilding)
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