Archive for March 18, 2010

Signs of OverTraining

Posted in Crossfit Philosophy, CrossFit Workouts, Lifestyle, Nutrition on March 18, 2010 by Crossfit Sioux Falls

Resting is part of the process for RESULTS

The problem (good problem to have) with CrossFit is not lack of motivation but TOO MUCH motivation!

CrossFit workouts are fun, intense and you get some MAJOR Results! So it is potentially very addicting. We like to call it, taking a sip of the kool-aid:-)

It is easy to get hooked on doing two-a-days, working out everyday, and neglecting to rest and allow your body to recover. If this sounds like you, then you maybe guilty of OVERTRAINING!

According to Wikipedia: Overtraining is a physical, behavioral and emotional condition that occurs when the volume and intensity of an individual’s exercise exceeds their recovery capacity. They cease making progress, and can even begin to lose strength and fitness. Overtraining is a common problem in weight training, but it can also be experienced by runners and other athletes.

Here are some sure fire signs that you may be overtraining…and if you are STOP, DROP, AND REST!
1. You repeatedly fail to complete your normal workout.
2. You’re losing leanness despite increased exercise.
3. You’re lifting/sprinting/HIITing hard every single day.
4. You’re primarily an anaerobic/power/explosive/strength athlete, and you feel restless, excitable, and unable to sleep in your down time.
5. You’re primarily an endurance athlete, and you feel overly fatigued, sluggish, and useless.
6. Your joints, bones, or limbs hurt.
7. You’re suddenly falling ill a lot more often.
8. You feel like crap the hours and days after a big workout.

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