Frank Mikulka's Weekly Fitness Tip
What are the Signs of Overtraining? (February 20, 2007)

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I have heard talk about overtraining. I work out 5 xs a week? What are the signs? (Cynthia, NY).

Here are the symptoms when your workouts are out of balance.

  • Decreased performance level
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Loss of appetite
  • Loss of body weight, particularly lean body mass
  • A weakened immune system increased tendency toward illness
  • Increased potential for injury overworked muscles and joints
  • Decreased motivation
The subject of my story is balance lifting days with cardio days, heavy workouts with medium to light intensity workouts. Flexibility programs on off days. Include rest days to enjoy life and let the body heal!

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