Generally, the idea of more is better is a person's frame of mind. In the case of exercise though, this is not always true. Do you ever wake up and feel overly tired, or try to go for a run and your legs feel heavy- like they each weight a ton and turning them over is a chore, or lack motivation but don't understand why, or can't seem to get a good night sleep, or even seem irritable or unable to perform well while doing a workout?
These could be signs that you are suffering from Fatigue.
It is, basically, the body's way of saying "HEY! I need a day off!
Are you unable to make progress despite your spot on nutrition and active lifestyle? Are you stressed? Stress can cause irregular levels of Cortisol which is why we call it the "Stress Hormone". Did you know that irregular Cortisol levels can effect things like immunity, appetite, energy levels, metabolism, maintenance of muscle tissue, and weight loss?
Muscle Dysmorphia is defined as a disorder that deals with obsession over the perceived muscularity of one’s body. Simply, it is the psychology that one’s body is too thin and not muscular enough. Essentially, Muscle Dysmorphia (M.D.) is the male reverse counterpart to female Anorexia nervosa. It is categorized as a branch of obsessive compulsive disorder and is VERY COMMON in today’s gyms and society…much more than we think. I will admit that some define M.D.
Every athlete will find a time when their body tells... no, DEMANDS that they back off on their training. If the athlete ignores their body's insistence this is when injury will rear its ugly head. For me, this happened about two weeks ago. I completed my second Tough Mudder, and this one was even more awesome and exciting than my last one. Something about that race just makes me so proud to be a Mudder.
1. YOU'RE ONLY DOING WHAT YOU ARE GOOD AT, NOT WHAT YOU NEED. I hate step ups and deadlifts has they are difficult for me has i have long legs. That is why i do them
2. YOU ARE DOING THE SAME MOVEMENTS- OVER AND OVER AGAIN. If you are not changing movement-every 4-6 weeks, you are missing out on a valuable training stimulas. You're body adapts quickly to what you are doing, so change it up. Added bonus, you will avoid overuse injuries
Many people think overtraining is related to heavy weight trainingand injury. However, overtraining is any exercise training that is excessive and can lead to injury. It can be from weight training, cardio machines, yoga, etc. Overtraining is from not allowing the body to get enough healing time from the last exercise session to the next.