How to track your overtraining recovery progress?
You've been tired a lot. Sleepy a lot. You've worked out hard, and finally realized that you may have done too much. You want to get better, but aren't sure what signs to look for. Is there a way to measure your progress?
Watch this video to find out.
It makes sense that once we stop training too hard and start resting more, we start feeling more energized and happier. Our bodies will ache less, and we don't get injured as often as we used to.
But sometimes you want to have some numbers data in front of you, right? Something to look at when you want to understand if you're actually recovering, and want to have a way to measure it.
This video will tell you exactly to look for.
If you think that you may be overtraining, this guide will tell you how to start your recovery. Follow these practical tips, and you start feeling better soon.
In addition to these signs that I'm talking about in the video, you also want to pay attention to your body. Here are the signs that are not as easily measured, but tell you that you're doing the right thing.
Other Overtraining Recovery Signs To Look For
You're feeling warmer. You should start feeling much warmer than before, especially in your hands and feet. You no longer need two pairs of socks to go to bed.
You're feeling more energy. That's largely because the sleep gets better, and because you no longer spend every free minute working out!
Your hair stops falling out. This one may take longer time, but you'll get there. You can also supplement with zinc to improve hair growth, but rest and enough food are extremely helpful too.
You don't get as sore as you used to. A normal workout shouldn't leave you sore for 3 or more days. When your body is healthy, it doesn't!
Your cravings go down. When we're overtraining, your cravings are often through the roof. This will normalize once the body comes back to balance and is no longer restricted the body from energy.
Your mood is better. And because of that, your relationship with people close to you improves too! It's embarrassing, but when I was really overtrained, I was super moody and irritable most of the time.
You want to work out again. Not because you desperately need to burn calories or because you think you have to earn your food, but because you truly like to move, and so you start enjoying your workouts again. Be careful though to not go too far with it again!
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