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A 33-year-old male asked:

Usualy i do 5 heavy training a week.two of those are mountain bike and the others indoor.i always push myself to limit...is it dangerous overtraining?

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Dr. Bradly Shollenberger
Podiatry 36 years experience
Dangerous?: Maybe not dangerous, but certainly not always productive. Your body needs rest too. If you wake up the day after a hard ride feeling exhausted or you notice your performance on the bike declining, you are probably overtraining. An easier, recovery ride a few times a week can give your body a chance to rest and rebuild.

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Last updated Feb 15, 2018

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