Are you one of those gym rats who spends endless hours in the gym day in and day out working hard to improve your physique but don’t see any difference in your body? You believe that the more work you do, the better off you will be. You might not be seeing any results because you may be doing your body more harm than good when training so much. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms listed below, you may be over-training.
Signs and symptoms of over-training:
Muscle soreness/tenderness lasting longer than 48 hours
Loss of motivation
Lack of energy
Increased body temperature
Loss of body weight
It is likely your body would benefit from taking a week off for relaxation and rehabilitation. When you get back into the gym, you will probably find you have gained strength and increased your energy levels. You don’t have to keep your personal pampering a secret anymore, now you can say you are simply allowing your body to heal and grow!