Overtraining vs, Under Recovery

By: Steffie Handley

Is there really such thing as ‘Overtraining’?

Many people aim when they return to fitness training is to go as often as they can to get fitter quicker. However, training too often can actually have the adverse effect and make you feel worse!

Yes, you may see top athletes training daily but this doesn’t mean you can to… Especially if you have only just started training.

Your body has limits and you need to stick by them. Overtraining your body means that you are giving your body too much work or stress than it can handle. If you are training too much, you aren’t giving your body enough time to rest and repair any bits of damage your intense exercise has caused.img_3382Overtraining can have physical and mental negative effects on your body. Some of the most common physical effects overtraining can cause include:

  • Fatigue
  • Loss of strength or increase in weakness
  • Stiffness
  • Aches and pains around muscles and joints
  • Increased chance of injury

The effects overtraining can have mentally include:

  • Anxiety
  • Stress and frustration due to no improvements in performance
  • Lack of appetite
  • Loss of desire to train

IMG_3811So why would you want to do that to yourself?

You should never surpass your bodies training limits. You need to rest. You need to relax. You need to obey your body’s limits!

At Fierce Fit, our personal trainers know how to push your body to its limit without overworking it and causing damage. Of course, you need to work hard but our trainers will guide you through it and give you the correct exercises that will enable to achieve your fitness goals safely.

Everyone’s limits are different, but with a bit of time, those limits can increase with a little help from our personal trainers!

Visit our website if you want to find out more about our classes or personal training.

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Steffie Handley

Steffie Handley

I graduated from University of central Lancashire with a social worker based degree, (Care, Community and Citizenship). I knew I wanted to help people but was unsure of which path to take, I found myself lost, I finished university and still not a clue what to do. During my time at university I no longer found time for physical activity, my love for food grew and my weight slowly crept up. I knew something had to change as I felt friends were moving on around me and I was stationary. This was the kickstart I needed to go on my fitness journey which has seen me shed over eight stone in weight, complete my first marathon in Geneva raising money for UNICEF, qualify as an Advanced Personal Trainer and Nutritional Advisor.

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