Am I Overtraining?

I was asked a great question in the recent acceleration day if a person could overtrain? It is actually a possibility!

To see if you are you need to look for these signs;

lack of appetite
low libido
strength dropping
never any energy
poor skin, brittle hair and nails
can’t sleep
irritable
bowel issues

Not to to say if you have a couple of these symptoms you are overtraining it could be a different matter all together. It would be extremely hard to overtrain at HQ it would be mean you would be training with us twice a day and doing extra activity outside of HQ, an athlete who trains for 8 hours a day could overtrain very easy, but it wouldn’t be possible at HQ.

A member at HQ couldn’t “overtrain” however they could “undercover”. If you aren’t getting over 7+ hours solid sleep, drinking at least two litres of water a day, not eating enough calories (proteins, fats and carbs), you have high stress levels in your life, are ill. there are many factors that can affect your ability to recover from a Transformation session. Its is important to recover as it will slow results down and we know you don’t want that!

So spread workouts over the week, eat calories that we recommend, have a refeed/cheat day, go for gentle walks, foam roll, go for a massage, stretch, sleep and nap as much as you can and drink plenty of water. If you implement as may of these strategies into your day to day life your body will fully recover, you will feel amazing and your results will speed up! Win win 🙂

Remember recovery is just as important as training hard.

Till next time
Regards
Ryan

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