It’s wonderful to set ambitious goals. There are just so many satisfactions to a great workout. There’s the joy in working hard. The delight in making progress. And the feeling you get when you reach your goal? The best. But there is a danger in overtraining, which could result in injury or burnout. Let’s make sure you know the signs. We want to make sure you’re happy and healthy and hitting goals in the gym for years to come.
1:You Never Feel Like You’re Doing Enough. You may know this mindset. That nagging feeling that even when you’re not at the gym you should be at the gym because there’s more to be done. Try not to go down that path. The truth is there is always more that could be done. But that doesn’t mean you need to do more. A way to avoid this feeling is to work with a #CES Fitness trainer, who can design a program just for you. A bit part of a workout is knowing when it’s over and feeling good about it.
2:You Are Losing and Not Gaining Energy. It can be great to burn off stress by pushing yourself hard in the gym. But what if you lose energy? That’s not a good sign. There are other signs, namely aches and pains. Watch out for them. If you’re not feeling better after a workout, take a look at what you’re doing and adjust. Injuries and burnout are the opponents of progress.
3:You Don’t Rest. This is a common trap. You may pride yourself on being a Type A person, working hard until the job is done, never missing a workout, always being everywhere for everybody. That’s great. But make sure you shift gears for your health. Resting is just as important as working out because it's an equal part of the process for building strength, endurance, and muscle. Working out breaks your body tissues down. Rest allows your muscles, nerves, bones, and connective tissue time to rebuild.
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