In this episode you’ll learn about the 8 signs that you might be overtraining, plus…
- How to apply these to all areas of your life.
- What to do when you have one of these overtraining signs.
- How to get things back in order.
- Where you’ve gone wrong.
- And much, much more.
When we get totally consumed by something like CrossFit, or work, or a relationship… there can be a tendency in human nature to push things a little too far.
In one hand, this kinda makes sense. Here are some examples:
* You’ve been doing CrossFit for a year, and the results are starting to pour on. Because you’re seeing these great results, you start doing two-a-days. But can your recovery plan hold up to that much training..?
* You hit stride in your work, get a big raise, and start working really long hours. But can your health and fitness, and your relationships be sustained when you work long hours…? Also, are you really getting more results in your work by working the longer hours…
* You get into this great new relationship. The girl/guy is awesome, you think they might be the one. Because when you’re with them, your body releases all of these fun hormones (feelings), you want to be with them all the time. Can this relationship withstand your smothering…?
These are just three major examples that I see all the time.
And, there are definitely exceptions to the rule.
You could have the genetics and recovery systems setup to be able to do CrossFit multiple times per day without overtraining, and ultimately burning out your system.
Or, you could have a relationship where both people are feeling the EXACT same way, and cool with being around each other all the time.
That being said, I have rarely ever seen someone that can pull off working excessive hours without having other parts of their life suffer.
So, if you want to stay away from these overtraining trends, here are 8 signing you can look for in your life.
Oh, and, these 8 signs are going to be directed towards CrossFit and people working out, but you’ll see where you can relate them to my work or relationship examples. 🙂
1. You lose your motivation to train, or go to the gym.
2. You have a hard time falling asleep, or staying asleep.
3. Your sex drive is in the dumps.
4. You feel stressed, and irritable all the time.
5. Your performance dips. This usually happens later into overtraining.
6. You have a loss of appetite.
7. You feel sleepy during the day, or times where you should be feeling alive.
8. You’re putting on body fat, or looking softer, even though you’re working out all the time.
When you get yourself into an overtrained state, you will usually see a few of these things materialize. When this happens, take a look at your complete life and daily routine.
Sometimes, all you need is to take a week off from training. Other times, you can add some recovery tools, or nutritional enhancers that will help you recover faster.
But, if you take it as far as I did, you might need to take up to three months off training, and add all of the recovery tools (naps, extra sleep, long walks, supplements, meditation, vacation, etc.).
Make sure you listen to the podcast to get much more incite on all of the overtraining signs.
Resources and links mentioned in this podcast
Holosync – Meditation help
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