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Am I Overtraining
I do HIIT everyday. Yet my resting heart rate is 70 - 80. Do I have a problem that needs to be checked or am I overtrained?
What should I do to avoid overtraining? I think I am overtraining bcz I'm spending a lot of time in the gym doing many sets but still not enough progr
Rest and variety: To help avoid overtraining, make sure you are including appropriate rest days so that you aren't training your whole body every day. You should try to break up your work outs so that body parts(think like chest or back) have several days of rest in between work out days. Make sure you're not always lifting maximum amount of weight. And make sure you're sleeping and eating well. ...Read more
Beyond recovery: Strenuous exercise while encouraging muscle strength and flexilibity, also does some damage which is usually short term and needs recovery. If you overtrain, the soreness can persist and severe overtraining can cause breakdown (myolysis) which can cause kidney disease. This happens high school athletics all too often and some deaths have been reported. Exercise in moderation. ...Read more
I do the standard plank exercise, I am 6'3 around 140lbs, would doing the plank everyday be overtraining or would this be beneficial and advisable?
You stop improving!: You fail to improve. You start experiencing fatigue. And your bones, joints, tendons, & muscles do not have time to repair. So minor injuries accumulate in men, cortisol rises and testosterone falls. In women, periods cease. In both sexes, osteoporosis is a consequence. Counter productive obviously, and can be a manifestaion of compulsive behavior! ...Read more
One last thing.. Could the aches and pains be caused from overtraining? How many days a week and time should be spent exercising to stay healthy?
Joints should not...: ...ache. training should B spaced out. A Hard workout like weight training 1 day the next day easier an focus on cardio. B sure U R well hydrated, & Ur protein intake is adequate. Muscle aching is due 2 U pushing Ur muscles 2 the point that U will gain bulk & strength. Get the joints evaluated. ...Read more
I have a full body, bodyweight workout could doing this three times a week lead to overtraining because training all muscles three times in a week?
Listen to your body: The quick answer is no with the following caveats. Adequate rest between workouts along with a balanced and healthy diet is essential to limit the probability and ill effects of over training. A strong core (abdominal muscles) is essential and can be part of a daily exercise regimen. Listening to your body and taking a holistic approach is key. ...Read more
Can increased insulin caused by overtraining syndrome cause you to have periodic episodes of hypokalemia and parlaysis?
Could exercise overtraining (think intensive physical training for hours a day) lead to concentration or memory problems for a day or two?
Possible, not likely: Heavy exercise may cause fatigue-related mental issues, possible difficulties in concentrating. But rest should restore your mental sharpness. Perhaps consider moderating your workout for a week and see if your memory and concentration improves. Aerobic exercise (cardio workout, treadmill, etc.) generally improves mental acuity due to improved blood flow to the brain. Good luck! ...Read more
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?
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. ...Read more
No: But not bigger like you want them to be ...Read more
Overactivity causes: Over activity of a group of muscles lead to irritation of the bursa which is a cushion between the muscle layers, resulting in bursitis. Trauma, inflammation, infection can also lead to bursitis. Sometimes an inflammed joint can lead to overlying or adjacent bursitis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer