Help! I'm struggling to make any progress - Am I overtraining?
Learn how to avoid the 3 warning signs of overtraining.
Am I training too much? This question often crops up in my mailbag, so let's attempt to address it with the following 3 warning signs of overtraining.
If you answer 'no' to all three questions, chances are your training is fine. However, if you answer 'yes' to the first question, this could be a sign of overtraining.
Answer 'yes' to ALL three questions, and the overtraining signs are clear.
Moreover, you could have the beginnings of severe overtraining - a situation that can dangerously curtail your gains and any health benefits you might wish to make.
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So the next time you ask yourself, "Am I overtraining" - what should you do?
As difficult as this will sound for many, you must begin your road to recovery by staying away from the gym.
Here is why...
This advice is supported by bodybuilder and martial artist, John Little. Writing in Power Factor Training, Little goes onto explain how an extended layoff helped one of his struggling clients.
If you are struggling to make any progress in the gym, then chances are, you have fallen victim to the 3 warning signs of overtraining.
But all is not lost. A well-earned layoff and abbreviated workouts will help kick-start your recovery.
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