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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

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

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How to recover from overtraining ?

L-Glutamine: You should try taking some l-glutamine. Try taking 500mg before and after a work out, and also between meals. You can get it at gnc or on-line and its relatively inexpensive. Happy training. ...Read more

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What is overtraining? Are there any signs?

What is overtraining? Are there any signs?

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

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What are the health effects of overtraining?

What are the health effects of overtraining?

Overtraining: is essentially physically stressing the body more than it can handle or faster than it can repair itself. Health effects include pain, injury, illness, mood and personality changes, lack of progress, loss of motivation, insomnia. ...Read more

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What can I do to stop myself from overtraining?

What can I do to stop myself from overtraining?

Family: Team up with your family and doctor to design a diet/exercise program that everybody agrees with. That way you'll get the support it takes to be successful. ...Read more

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Could you tell me how much exercise is considered overtraining?

Could you tell me how much exercise is considered overtraining?

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

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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?

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

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Are there any mental disorders that can arise from years and years of overtraining?

Are there any mental disorders that can arise from years and years of overtraining?

Exercise is one of: The few healthy addictions. The only thing that can happen is some grumpiness (withdrawal) if you do not get to exercise if you are used to it regularly. You need to ask a physician if there are medical implications for over training. ...Read more

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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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Can you tell me more about overtraining and depression?

Can you tell me more about overtraining and depression?

Depression: Overtraining can lead to a depleted physiological system which could be a contributor to depression. Best. ...Read more

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Could exercise overtraining (think intensive physical training for hours a day) lead to concentration or memory problems for a day or two?

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

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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

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I tore the muscles in my lower back from weak stabilizer muscles and overtraining, what to do?

I tore the muscles in my lower back from weak stabilizer muscles and overtraining, what to do?

Rest: rest,ice, lumbar support,OTC advil, (ibuprofen) time. if not getting better need evaluation and possible PT. maybe more. ...Read more

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What happens to a joint to make it have bursitis? Is it a stress injury from overtraining?

What happens to a joint to make it have bursitis? Is it a stress injury from overtraining?

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 more

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Can I be overtraining myself if I don't eat enough but do heavy cardio everyday? Thus causing an elevated resting heart rate?

Can I be overtraining myself if I don't eat enough but do heavy cardio everyday? Thus causing an elevated resting heart rate?

Overtraining: Daily intensive cardiovascular exercise without adequate nutrition would certainly fall into the realm of overtraining. Eating sufficient healthy food is critical in allowing the body the building blocks needed to recover from the stress that exercise places on it. ...Read more