SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF OVERTRAINING
A dangerous pitfall on the road to heavy training
- Feeling Lethargic Or Listless
Common with excessive endurance type exercises, the cortisol level in the body spikes while the testosterone level drops resulting in overall fatigue. when this condition is prolonged, it is a sign of overtraining.
It should be clear to you by now that subjecting the body to more stress than it can recover from is what causes the overtraining syndrome. When rapidly increasing the training volume, you must also be mindful of the amount of rest the body gets and that the diet is sufficient enough to compensate for the damage caused by the increased training activities.
“Someone who does physically intensive work at a construction site will have a body that has received more stress than for someone who works at the library.”
Although most fitness enthusiast and trainers alike often do keep an eye on the stress put on the body during training, what most people don’t account for is the individual lifestyle factors such as work environment. This must be taken into account when deciding on a training routine. And lastly, the most important factor contributing to the onset of OTS or to its recovery is the DIET. unless the body receives the correct nourishments to compensate for what has been lost, the healing and recovery process will be prolonged.