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Jul 8, 2013

Are you guilty of 'overtraining'?

One of the biggest lessons I have learnt over the last year is that conditioning requires a balance between training and rest. At the end of the day rest is almost just as important as a regular exercise routine. If you don’t allow time for your muscles to repair and recover not only will your results plateau, weight loss will stall, you may begin to feel un-motivated, you won’t workout to your full potential and you will put yourself at higher risk of injury!

Put simply hard training sessions break you down, make you weaker. Rest allows repair, recovery and rejuvenation. An imbalance = lack of rejuvenation and drop in performance. You will have stressed your body beyond its capacity to recover resulting in a collection of emotional, physical and often psychological symptoms that are just NOT YOU.

Categories Health and Wellbeing Tags overtraining fatigue recovery repair rest training