How to Avoid Overtraining
The dreaded O word – that no athlete who loves their sport wants to hear.
What is over training? What are the signs? How can it happen? And how can we avoid it?
What is overtraining?
How can overtraining occur?
It is important to remember that training isn’t the only thing that can cause stress for our bodies. Work, study, relationships, family life, pressure to perform (from self, and from external sources, such as team mates and sponsors) can all play a varying role in how stressed we feel on a day to day basis. If you are doing similar training to what you would usually do but struggling to cope, it may very well be due to something that is happening outside of your training that is impacting your performance.
How do I avoid and manage overtraining?
On top of this, being mindful of where other stress may be coming from in your life, and keeping on track with healthy nutrition and hydration strategies can expedite recovery, keep your body healthier, and as such, help you perform at your best.