How to tell if you’re overtrained.

Giving yourself enough recovery time from training is just as important, if not more important, than the training itself.

From Whole9

Here’s a few things to look out for:

  1. You used to be excited about going to the gym – not so much anymore.
  2. Your performance (or lack thereof) is seriously stressing you out , and a poor workout ruins your day.
  3. You’ve got chronic muscle soreness after every workout, and/or that lingering “shoulder thing” that just won’t seem to heal.
  4. Your sleep pattern has become irregular.
  5. Even though you’re in bed for enough hours, you never feel well-rested in the morning.
  6. You need a Monster drink or three espressos to get fired up for your training sessions.
  7. You crave carbohydrates (sugar!) more than you used to.
  8. You’re getting sick a lot, or just can’t seem to kick that cold you picked up.
  9. You’re training hard and “eating right” but that little belly just isn’t going away.
  10. You’re actually gaining fat, instead of losing it.

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