We all know exercise is good for us, but what happens when we give our bodies too much of a good thing?
Overtraining is defined as an imbalance between training and recovery. It can prevent you from achieving optimal strength when concurrent strength and aerobic gains are performed simultaneously. Like many things in life, balance is key.
Some signs and symptoms of overtraining are:
- Decrease in performance
- Loss of body weight
- Consistent fatigue
- Weaker immune system
- Elevated heart rate and increased blood lactate levels
Our bodies can adjust to increased demands placed upon it, but if you notice any of the above signs, it’s possible that you’ve pushed the body too far and can result in altered performance, emotional stress, and ultimately injury.
About the Author: Ryan Krane is a certified Corrective Exercise Specialist and one of the leading fitness consultants specializing in corrective exercises in the Los Angeles region. He is helping clients become healthier and pain free with his brand of corrective exercise called The Krane Training Method™, which combines flexibility, posture and strength training movements to help clients remedy chronic ailments such as back pain, shoulder pain and other common body aches.Sharing is Caring!