37 | Overtraining: The Signs, the Myths, + How to Avoid It She Thrives Radio

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Your body reads your workouts as STRESS. It doesn’t know the difference between the stress from a heavy barbell, from a fight with a loved one, to a grueling metcon, to the stress from an upcoming deadline. It’s all the same to your body.
And while some stress is good, and exercise can certainly be a stress reliever, in this episode we are talking about what happens when we try to get too much of a good thing.
Adding high intensity or high volume training on an already overtaxed body can do a number on your body’s nervous, endocrine, and immune system, and lead to trouble.
I am breaking down what exactly “overtraining” really is, what it isn’t, what some signs and symptoms look like, and how to avoid it.

Your body reads your workouts as STRESS. It doesn’t know the difference between the stress from a heavy barbell, from a fight with a loved one, to a grueling metcon, to the stress from an upcoming deadline. It’s all the same to your body.
And while some stress is good, and exercise can certainly be a stress reliever, in this episode we are talking about what happens when we try to get too much of a good thing.
Adding high intensity or high volume training on an already overtaxed body can do a number on your body’s nervous, endocrine, and immune system, and lead to trouble.
I am breaking down what exactly “overtraining” really is, what it isn’t, what some signs and symptoms look like, and how to avoid it.