Once you start placing unreasonable demands on your body, you start to overtrain. This can easily result in injuries. Overtraining injuries can put a quick stop to any progress you’ve been trying to make and can also result in expensive medical bills if your injuries are severe. The last thing you want to do is injure yourself if you’re training for an upcoming event like a race. Here are some symptoms to look for that can be indicators that you’re overtraining.
You’re achy, sore, and stiff for long periods of time (longer than 2-3 days).
You’re sleeping too much, or you’re having trouble falling asleep.
You feel sad, fatigued, and experience mood swings.
Your performance starts to tail off or your results are plateauing.
You’re experiencing lack of motivation to train.
These are just a few of the many ways overtraining can affect your life on a daily basis. If you switch up your workout program, get enough sleep, hydrate enough, and give yourself some down-time for proper rest, you should be able to reverse these negative effects of overtraining.
If you face overtraining injuries, we can help. At RPT our passion is helping you get back to doing what you love the most. We want you to be able to run that race you’ve been training for, do well at your weight-lifting competition, or simply be able to run around with your kids again. Call to set up an appointment today with one of our experienced physical therapists!