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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
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?
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
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
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
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
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