Overtraining is exactly what it sounds like, you are pushing your body to far. This occurs when someone exceeds their ability to recover from strenuous exercise. Effects from this can cause you to lose strength and stop progress.
Reaching your fitness goals and hitting new PRs can bring such amazing feelings but, you need to remember to rest. Sleep is a very critical component to losing weight, gaining muscle, having more energy and many other things. Some people will start off going to the gym 2 hours a day 7 days a week. I know you’re eager to see results but this method will ultimately lead to a “burnout”. Listen to your body! There is no need to work yourself that hard and you won’t get very far results wise. Your muscles need time to recover! That includes your abs people!!
Signs of Overtraining
-loss of appetite
-chronic or nagging injuries
The best way to recover from overtraining is to get some rest and hydrate. Your body is like a machine. If you are working it like crazy, constantly tearing muscle fibers and not giving it a chance to recover it will shutdown. Take care of yourself and your body will thank you!
If you’re unsure how often you should be working out or why you’re not making progress feel free to reach out