What Is Over-Training? And Is It Real?
What Is Over-Training? And Is It Real? The term “over-training” gets thrown around a lot like its a freebie to miss the gym. You may hear professional athletes say they’ve never missed a day at the gym in their life. Well first of all lets cover what over-training actually is. Over-training can be described as a point where an athlete may have a decrease in performance and plateauing as a result from failure to consistently perform at a certain level or training load exceeds their recovery capacity. They cease making progress, and can even begin to lose strength and fitness.
So does over-training actually exist? It depends on your current nutrition and training regime. If you are training every day of the week and your giving each workout your absolute all, but your not eating enough nutrition or getting enough sleep. Than yes you will most likely encounter certain effects of over-training. These effects or symptoms of over-training can include you feeling weaker than usual, your more tired, rapid weight loss, and you start to feel sick. Most of the professional athletes you may see over YouTube or Instagram probably train every day of the week to maintain their physiques. But they don’t encounter over-training because they eat enough of the rights foods and they get enough sleep!
Getting in enough nutrition and sleep for your body to recover is extremely important! If you aren’t getting enough of either than you will most likely encounter over-training effects. Sleep is important for your body to regenerate broken muscle fibers and growth. Without sleep your body would not be able to recover from the workout you did the day before.
If you aren’t taking in enough protein to help your body build new muscle fibers than your not going to get anywhere in your improvements. Bodybuilding for example is a very needy sport and it requires a lot of attention and dedication. If you want to see changes and avoid over-training than you must fallow what your body requires. For more on what it takes to be a bodybuilder see “6 Very Important Steps To Be A Bodybuilder!”